When voters go to the polls in Mecklenburg's predominantly African American precincts tomorrow, they'll meet volunteers handing out some of the 28,000 flyers with the endorsements of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Black Political Caucus.
And they'll also get a flyer endorsing other candidates -- most of whom were not endorsed by the caucus.
Helping lead what might be called the counter-caucus is state Rep. Beverly Earle. Though she was endorsed by the caucus, she's not happy that some friends and colleagues were not. So she'll be promoting a slate urging the election of fellow Democrats, state Rep. Becky Carney, Sen. Malcolm Graham, Sheriff Chipp Bailey and House challenger Rodney Moore.
"I support my colleagues," Earle said.
So why support Moore, who's running against another one of Earle's colleagues, Rep. Nick Mackey?
"I support most of my colleagues," she said. "Why should I support him if he's putting somebody out there to run against me?"
Earle believe Mackey is behind the candidacy of Rocky Bailey, who's challenging her in the primary. Mackey has denied it.
Caucus chair Gloria Rembert said she'd heard of the counter-slate. She acknowledged that there has been more blowback over this year's endorsements than ever before.
Said Rembert: "You and I will both know tomorrow what the voters say.”