He may not explicitly call himself a Tea Party candidate on his Web site - yet - but it is obvious from reading Mark Walker's Web site that he is one, or at least is seeking the votes of Tea Party members in his primary challenge to longtime Rep. Howard Coble.
Walker's campaign bus (photo) - presidential-candidate-grade - arrived this week at a mall in nearby Burlington. The bus shows that somebody is putting serious money into funding Walker's primary challenge. Although that mall has had its ups and downs in recent years, it is Alamance County's only enclosed mall and on one of the county's busiest streets with many restaurants - assuring plenty of people saw it.
Walker's primary challenge to the longtime-incumbent Coble shows a reality - that the grassroots Republican voters want more conservative representatives, not more "centrist" ones. After all, that much is obvious from Walker's Web site - that he's betting that the way to beat Coble in the primary is to out-conservative him, rather than try to be a "moderate."