Recent actions by Speaker Thom Tillis have riled eastern North Carolinians.  Many wonder why the Speaker of the House would be meddling in their local State House and Senate races.  Is he doing it for money? For his ego? Nay, I say.  Rather, we must ask the age old question:  Cui bono?

To understand why he’s meddling, we have to look at the Speaker’s goals and then figure out how his meddling could help him achieve those goals.  It’s like a puzzle.  You have to see the big picture on the box before the pieces start to make sense.  The picture on the Tillis’ box looks like this: (more…)


David Williams, Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of North Carolina (RLC NC), today praised Mattie Lawson for her positions on a range of issues, calling her ‘impressive’.  At the same time, he rebuked Jeremy Adams for his endorsement of Arthur Williams.  The criticism of Adams was particularly sharp since the RLC NC endorsed Adams in the first primary.  They have not yet endorsed a candidate in the runoff.

Speaking of Ms. Lawson in a Facebook post, the Chairman of the RLC NC, said,

“Mattie Lawson has put herself out there on a range of issues in a way that Arthur Williams has not.  From property rights, to Agenda 21 to the NDAA and taxes she has impressed me.”

The Chairman had harsh words for both Arthur Williams and Jeremy Adams who endorsed Williams.  In a Facebook exchange with Mr. Adams, the Chairman (more…)


Jeremy Adams continued his tirade yesterday against his former opponent, Mattie Lawson, questioning her Christian faith.  In comments posted on this very site, Adams called Lawson a “Christian in Name Only”.

Truth or Dare finds these attacks on Ms. Lawson’s faith reprehensible.  Who is Mr. Adams to think he knows what is in someone’s heart, God?   Does Arthur Williams condone these kinds of personal attacks on his opponent’s Christian faith?

Adams went on to invoke Ronald Reagan to defend RINO Arthur Williams’ opportunistic party switch, saying, (more…)


Today, Jeremy Adams endorsed his one-time political opponent, Arthur Williams, for NC House.  Six weeks ago, Jeremy Adams shared the same low opinion that most Republicans have of Arthur Williams.  Take a look:

Over the past six weeks, Arthur Williams has not changed.  He’s still a serious RINO, a four-time Democratic legislator and a tax hiker.  He’s still taking advantage of the Republican majority.  He’ s still not well liked nor is he fiscally conservative.  So one has to wonder, what’s changed?   (more…)


Truth or Dare has learned that Ashley Woolard and Bill Tarpenning have signed on to manage the campaign of long-time Democrat loyalist Arthur Williams.  Woolard is the former Chair of the Beaufort County Republican Party, a former Republican candidate for Congress and the newly-elected Republican Presidential Elector from North Carolina’s 3rd District.  News of the announcement stunned party members and activists across eastern North Carolina, many of whom voted for Woolard to represent them at the Electoral College in the upcoming Presidential election and who now feel betrayed.

Williams, who served four terms in the General Assembly, was a lifelong Democrat who switched parties in 2011 and is now running as a Republican for the NC-6 House seat.  Williams is up against GOP stalwart Mattie Lawson of Dare County in the race.  Lawson is popular in Republican circles for her steadfast support of conservative values and her dedicated work on behalf of the Republican Party.  Lawson bested Williams and a third challenger, Jeremy Adams, in the primary on May 8th but did not earn enough votes to avoid a runoff.   Lawson and Williams are set to face each other in the July 17th runoff election.

Williams’ party-switch in 2011 angered local Republicans who quickly saw through the charade.  It was clear from the outset that Williams had an agenda and that he was being encouraged by Republican Party leaders in Raleigh (more…)


In a defiant move, the Dare County Republican Executive Committee voted unanimously to endorse Mattie Lawson in the race for NC House District 6.  Ms. Lawson will undoubtedly face Arthur Williams in a runoff election for the Republican nomination on July 17th.

Citing Williams’ lifetime devotion to the Democratic party up until just last year when he opportunistically switched parties and became a RINO, Chairman Pat Patterson voiced his full support for the motion. The resolution and motion were brought by Nags Head Precinct Chair George Embrey who cited Ms. Lawson’s devotion to Republican Party ideals and her loyalty to the local, district and state Republican Party.

Some party members objected to the motion, including Jeremy Adams, saying (more…)


Eye on Dare is reporting that Democrat Tim Spear will not seek a seat in the North Carolina General Assembly in 2012.  Spear, the current Representative in District 2, was drawn into a new House district last year, District 6, which was already represented by Republican Bill Cook.

Spear was facing a tough bid in House District 6 and may not have liked his chances of success.  The newly redrawn District 6 includes Dare, Hyde, Washington and portions of Beaufort counties.  Mr. Cook (more…)