Bo Thomas a wealthy fruit-and-vegetable distributor and state legislator from Hendersonville, NC is attempting to become the Democratic Party’s nomination for US Senate. If he is chosen in the primary, Thomas will run against US Senator Jesse Helms for the NC seat. Thomas is an experienced lawmaker unafraid to make bold statements. His comments and attacks on opponents will either help him win support or stop his campaign before it starts. Thomas and his work as a politician and progressive Democrat focused on environmental protection and social issues are profiled.