Sanderson wins N.C. Senate seat over Muse

Published: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 09:25 PM.

“I’m still impressed with the way things went,” he said. “Naturally there was a lot of time spent and a lot of effort spent and I was real impressed with the workers on both sides being out in this weather. I guess we’ll just have to wait to see how things go and go from there.”

Both men spent Tuesday on a final effort to bring voters to their side, dodging afternoon and evening rain.

Sanderson said he thought he would be worn out by Wednesday morning.

“Today I think you’re just running on adrenalin and so I feel pretty good,” he said. “I’ve been to about 14 of the precincts in all three counties. Carteret County is a big territory, and even Pamlico and Craven are large areas. Square miles, they are all big areas, so I’ve seen first hand what it’s going to be, so that’s part of it. I think on a Senate level, people expect to see you in their communities. I’m looking forward to it.”

Muse said he enjoyed being in all the counties with the people during the race.

“It’s been enjoyable,” he said. “The biggest challenge is just time. There’s really just not enough time. A lot of people like to talk and I enjoy listening to people’s opinions and perspectives on the opinions. You just don’t have enough time to cover all the ground you need to.”

Son of a farmer, Sanderson is in his first term in the N.C. House and is a resident of Arapahoe in Pamlico County with his wife. They have two children and three grandchildren. Sanderson operates a day care in Havelock. Sanderson describes himself as “a Christian, a conservative and a Republican in that order.”

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