The Daily Haymaker, by Brant Clifton • February 11, 2014
Thom Tillis and Harold Brubaker have quite a special political bond. They are the only two Republican speakers of the North Carolina House since Reconstruction. The two became very close upon Tillis joining the House in 2006. On the eve of Brubaker’s 2012 departure from the House to take up lobbying, Tillis publicly described Brubaker as “my mentor, a trusted colleague, and a dear friend.”
It’s 2014 and Harold Brubaker is going gangbusters in his lobbying business. What’s intriguing is how much influence he appears to still have in the speaker’s office TWO YEARS after leaving office.