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 all seven state wide offices, so many that there will be GOP primary elections to pick among candidates.

“Primaries are a good thing.  They allow us to vet our candidates.”

King said that the NCGOP will have 35 Victory Offices set up this year, far more than in any other year in history.  He told Republicans not to get complacent and warned them not rely on polls or the news media which are predicting huge GOP wins in North Carolina and in the country.

They’re predicting winners but the race hasn’t even started yet

He told leaders that nothing can be taken for granted despite the GOP’s huge wins in 2010.  The Democrats have been gearing up since November 3rd 2010 and it will take every conservative activist knocking on doors, calling on neighbors, writing letters to the editor, manning the polls and spreading the conservative message in order to secure victory in November.