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US Senate candidate had unpaid property tax bill

Posted February 18

— One of the announced candidates for this year's U.S. Senate campaign had an unpaid property tax bill until it was brought to his attention by WRAL News Tuesday morning.

Dr. Greg Brannon, a Cary obstetrician, and his wife owed $8,779.19 on the home they live in in Cary, according to the Wake County tax records.

Brannon is one of five Republicans who have announced or filed to run against Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan.

A check of the county tax department systems in their home counties shows that Hagan and Republicans state House Speaker Thom Tillis, Rev. Mark Harris, nurse Heath Grant and former Shelby Mayor William Alexander are current on their property tax bills.

In general, North Carolina property tax bills are due at the end of September. However, interest and penalties don't begin to accrue until the first week of January.

Wake County property tax records put the value of Brannon's house at $968,278.

Brannon, who was in Wake County court Tuesday waiting for a verdict in an unrelated civil trial, said he did not know he had an unpaid property tax bill and said his wife usually handles family business items such as that.

"Wow, thank you. I've got to make sure of that," he said when asked about the bill.

Shortly after he was asked about the bill, property tax records showed that he had paid the back taxes in full.

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  • santoinetteberger Feb 27, 9:51 p.m.

    Agree, Goldenosprey...someone is out to get Brannon only his initials are Karl Rove

  • goldenosprey Feb 20, 12:09 p.m.

    This is only a big deal to WRAL because he isn't a Democrat. It never would have been mentioned... View More

    — Posted by ronda1991

    On the contrary, this benefits the mainstream republican frontrunner alone. I almost wish WRAL would tamp this down.

    WRAL has reported on dirty dems.

  • notexactly Feb 19, 3:59 p.m.

    I could agree with that atheist....... But I was saying that if you think beck is a lunatic when he goes on his rants, then you have to include chris mouthews and the guy I described in my last post. I don't really like beck either, but I neither like c mouthy, and this other cat that I don't remember his name. They are one in the same.

  • ronda1991 Feb 19, 2:53 p.m.

    This is only a big deal to WRAL because he isn't a Democrat. It never would have been mentioned if he was or his political affiliation wouldn't have.

  • Atheistinafoxhole Feb 19, 2:23 p.m.

    Someone sure is out to get this guy.

    — Posted by stymieindurham

    Beck does it for the money, he said so himself:
    http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2010/0426/entertainment-fox-news-simon-schuster-glenn-beck-inc.html

    “I could give a flying c**p about the political process.” Making money, on the other hand, is to be taken very seriously, and controversy is its own coinage. "

  • Atheistinafoxhole Feb 19, 2:10 p.m.

    While I agree that beck is way out there most of the time, calling him a lunatic is a little... View More

    — Posted by notexactly

    Beck is worse than a lunatic, he is a "for profit lunatic" as evidenced in his Forbes interview: "Beck insists that he is not political: “I could give a flying c rap about the political process.” Making money, on the other hand, is to be taken very seriously, and controversy is its own coinage. “We’re an entertainment company,” Beck says.

    http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2010/0426/entertainment-fox-news-simon-schuster-glenn-beck-inc.html

    Ever get the feeling these people are laughing at those they claim to "serve"?

  • goldenosprey Feb 19, 2:06 p.m.

    Someone sure is out to get this guy.

    — Posted by stymieindurham

    I have an idea who. Won't say his/her name but the initials are T.T.

  • stymieindurham Feb 19, 1:27 p.m.

    Someone sure is out to get this guy.

  • notexactly Feb 19, 1:06 p.m.

    While I agree that beck is way out there most of the time, calling him a lunatic is a little strong . Now if you were talking about chris mouthews, or the other half crazed man that said dick cheneys heart should be used as a football I would agree with that.

  • goldenosprey Feb 19, 12:16 p.m.

    I know, why didn't they report on him being on a lunatic's radio program instead?

    - vote for pedro

    Amen! That shows much poorer judgment than being late with taxes.

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