January 2012



The Al-Pam Republican Club will host a dinner meeting featuring two of the Republican Lieutenant Governor candidates on Thursday, February 2nd at Mako Mikes in Kill Devil Hills. This is your chance to meet Dan Forest and Tony Gurley.  Recently announced candidate Dale Folwell will not be able to attend.  This is your opportunity to meet these candidates up close, find out what they stand for and what they plan to accomplish if elected.

Come and enjoy a plated dinner with choice of three entrees, salad, dessert and beverage for $20.00 tax and tip included.

The Al-Pam Club has members from the fourteen counties surrounding the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.

All Republicans and other interested parties are invited, including the press.

Mako Mike’s
Thursday, February 2nd at 6:30pm
1630 N Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills
$20

RSVP by Jan 31st to Bob Steinburg


An Open Letter to all Members of the NC General Assembly

I strongly oppose the Gamefish Bill.  The North Carolina fisherman is nearly an extinct species anymore and this bill will drive another nail in his coffin.  You have no right to tell the citizens of North Carolina that the resources in the water belong only to the tiny percentage of people who fish.  The commercial fishermen provide a healthy, delicious product that people want and if they don’t provide it, the only place we’ll be able to get it is from overseas, from places like China and Thailand, whose fish is not inspected and is often raised in crowded, dirty farms and doused with chemicals, antibiotics and pesticides.  It is shameful that 86% of our fish is already imported and the NC General Assembly has some members who want that percentage to be higher.

Not only are some members bent on depriving the citizens of this state, and the country for that matter, of a healthy, delicious product, they are destroying a way of life for many coastal North Carolina communities. And for what, (more…)


FairTax Seminar to Reform US Tax Code & Lower Taxes

presented by Dare County FairTax

February 3rd, 2012, marks the 99th anniversary of the Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution which imposed the federal income tax system on its law-abiding US citizens.

The public is welcome to attend an educational seminar for all liberty loving Americans who realize that the current Federal Income Tax Code is a failed system on Wednesday Jan 18th at 6:30 pm at the Kill Devil Hills Library located on Mustian Street behind the KDH Post Office .

NC State Director for the FairTax Plan, John Pierce, will explain how the FairTax Plan works; why many US Congressmen and Congresswomen, public officials and tax accountants support it; and why it makes sense. There are many ways Congress uses the tax code to achieve political goals that have nothing to do with raising revenue. We need tax reform now.

For more information, go to NCFairTax.org.  To calculate what your family could save if the FairTax were implemented, go to the FairTax calculator.


Interested in campaigning or considering a run for political office?  Then you don’t want to miss these two great opportunities to learn about campaigning from the experts.

Campaign Training by Civitas

What:  Civitas’ Campaign Training is focused on giving participants the knowledge and practical skills they will need to build a winning campaign in North Carolina. The program includes information on the following subject areas:

Campaign organization
Research
Campaign Finance and laws
Communications
Social media

When:  Saturday, January 21st from 9am-4pm (more…)


Mike Causey, Republican candidate for North Carolina Insurance Commissioner, took the first step in his campaign today on the steps of the Dare County Courthouse.  Causey chose Dare County to launch his campaign today, he said,

“…to bring focus on the problem of insurance in the coastal counties”

Premiums for household insurance, especially windstorm insurance, have skyrocketed in recent years in eastern North Carolina, worse yet in the coastal counties.  Causey, who ran for the office previously, said he was urged by North Carolina Republican leaders to seek the office this year because of widespread and bipartisan criticism of how the State Office of Insurance has been administered.  Causey intends to visit all of North Carolina’s 100 counties with a particular emphasis on eastern North Carolina.

Top Dem Op at Causey PresserLocal business and party leaders attended Causey’s kickoff news conference.  Dare GOP Chairman Pat Patterson and several party members welcomed Mr. Causey to Dare County.   Tommy Fulcher, a top Democratic Party operative, attended but (more…)


Wayne King in Kitty Hawk

Wayne King meets with Dare GOP Leaders. Pictured from bottom left are: Dare GOP Chair Pat Patterson and wife Gail, Wayne King, At-Large member Jim Early, Finance Chair Bryan Oroson and wife Lisa, Vice Chair Perry White and Wanchese Precinct Chair Browny Douglas

Wayne King, Vice Chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party, drew an overflow crowd of Dare County Republican leaders at the Black Pelican Restaurant in Kitty Hawk Friday.

“It’s like this all over the state,”

King said, about Republican enthusiasm and passion in the 2012 election campaign.

King warned about what he called “the huge, huge pressure on our party” because the President Barack Obama Democrats are pouring so much extra effort into North Carolina, holding their national convention in Charlotte and spending millions of dollars in the state.

“We need to be fully focused on beating (Gov.) Beverly Perdue and Barack Obama and right on down the line”

he said.  He noted that Republicans are running for (more…)


It’s expected that State Representative Bill Cook (R) of Beaufort County will announce a run for the vacant NC-1 Senate seat next week at a press conference scheduled for Wednesday at 2pm in Washington, NC. Rather than run to retain the House seat in NC-6, Bill says he can be a more effective conservative voice in the Senate, being one of 50 rather than one of 120.  Mr. Cook will likely (more…)

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