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…)

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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…)


Many of the conservatives here in Dare County have expressed frustration with the GOP.  I’ve heard talk of supporting a third party.  The happenings in NY-23 prove that a third party is not the way to go.  The way election law is set up in most states, third party candidates rarely even get on the ballot.  Erick Erickson over at Redstate.com is cautioning his readers not to go the third party route  http://www.redstate.com/erick/2009/11/04/in-ny-23-conservatives-win/.   The way to make a difference is to work within the GOP to transform it.  And there is something that the citizens of Dare County can do to that end.  Become a GOP Precinct Chair or Precinct Delegate in Dare County.

As a Precinct Chair and/or Precinct Delegate you will direct influence on the direction of the party. There are Precinct Chair vacancies in Dare County.  Let’s fill them with conservatives.  The local GOP is having a meeting on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 3:30pm at the Kill Devil Hills Town Hall.  Show up and express your interest in becoming a Precinct Chair or Precinct Delegate.

To learn how the GOP works in North Carolina, you can download the Organizational Plan here http://www.ncgop.org/info_index.jsp.   There is a grassroots underway to get conservatives to into Precinct Committee positions.  This can have a direct effect on the candidates that are selected by the GOP.  You can learn more about that project here:  http://theprecinctproject.wordpress.com/