March Madness? Congresswoman gives us North Carolina Madness

(The Center Square) – In a tense election year and Beltway battles left and right, North Carolina Congresswoman Deborah Ross has dropped in a touch of levity.

March Madness, Tobacco Road style.

The two-term Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, challenged in November by Republican Alan Swain and the Green Party’s Michael Dublin, posted a tournament bracket coinciding with the ballyhooed NCAA basketball tournaments for men and women. She reduced the entries to 16, and every one of them is a favorite from Murphy to Manteo.

Her social media post says, “Of course – #NC02 for the win” in reference to her district in the Triangle.

There’s certainly no telling how these brackets would play out in some kind of digital vote. The opponents in the round of 16, however, could be considered distinct rivals – or at least close by industry or table offering.

Left side of the bracket: Eastern barbecue
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