Give Alan Teitleman credit. At least he's subtle.
Teitleman is a young Republican from Mint Hill who this week announced that he'll challenge GOP Rep. Jim Gulley in next year's primary. Gulley, 68, is from Matthews. So along with his announcement, Teitleman sent some pictures of Gulley.
"I've been told that you may be missing some recent photos of Jim," he said in an email. "Feel free to use at your pleasure."
The pictures weren't all unflattering. They didn't all look like the one above.
Teitleman also has edited Gulley's Wikipedia entry to include a paragraph about his own campaign as well as a link to his Web site. Gulley says he's gone in there and erased Teitleman's additions several times, only to see them added back the next day.
Says Gulley: "It's so early. Why are we starting now? They’re still running the municipal elections."
And get ready for more wild and crazy legislative races.
Former Mecklenburg County commissioner Lloyd Scher launched a Web site this week in his bid to take on state Rep. Tricia Cotham in next year's District 100 Democratic primary.
And on the Republican side, former state Sen. Bob Rucho said he's leaning toward a race against incumbent Sen. Robert Pittenger in their southeast Mecklenburg district.