The Tea Party favored candidates in the statewide races were swept to victory in yesterday’s runoff.  The grassroots activists turned out the vote for their candidates in stunning numbers.

Dan Forest buried his opponent for Lieutenant Governor, beating him with 68% of the vote.  Dan campaigned tirelessly across the state and had the enthusiasm and endorsement of Tea Party groups from the coast to the mountains.  He will face full-on progressive Democrat Linda Coleman in November.  Ms. Coleman believes we must “hold industry, government and the business community accountable when it comes to natural resource consumption”.  She will advocate for “Clean Green policies” and will ensure “a smooth implementation” of Obamacare.

Mike Causey smacked down Richard Morgan for Insurance Commissioner with 57% of the vote.  Causey also traveled the state from end to end, garnering support from Tea Party groups.   Morgan was a former House Rep. with a bad reputation, even among voters in his own County of Moore.  Causey defeated him there by 2 to 1.   (more…)


OBX Tea Party believes that the following candidates on the ballot for the July 17 Runoff best represent the Tea Party values of limited government, fiscal responsibility and free markets:

NC House 6:  Mattie Lawson

Lieutenant Governor:  Dan Forest

Insurance Commissioner:  Mike Causey

Secretary of State:  Ed Goodwin

State Superintendent:  John Tedesco

Early voting is underway.  Dare County voters can vote at the Board of Elections, located at 954 Marshall C Collins Drive in Manteo,  from 8:30-5pm Monday through Friday through July 13th and on Saturday, July 14th from 8:30 until noon.  Vote in your home precinct on Tuesday, July 17th from 6:30am until 7pm

Click here here to download the flyer to share with your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers.

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Richard Morgan, Republican candidate for Insurance Commissioner, betrayed the North Carolina Republican Party in 2004 and was promptly ousted from the NC GOP Executive Committee for party disloyalty.   His many transgressions, as you can read about below, have cost him dearly as he continued over the years to try and remake himself, running for office time and time again only to be rejected by voters.  Voters continually said NO to his kind of politics and it’s time to say NO one final time.  Make an informed choice ion July 17th in the race for Insurance Commissioner.  Vote for Mike Causey on July 17th.

While you may be stifling a yawn thinking about Insurance, I beg you to think again.  This is one of the most important races on the ballot on July 17th.   The Insurance Commissioner is responsible for managing the Department of Insurance and determines how much you will pay for insurance.  That alone should get you coasties engaged.  We need an Insurance Commissioner who will lead the fight to break up the insurance monopoly that exists in this state and give us a free market for insurance.   In addition to regulating insurance companies, agencies, agents and travel clubs,  the Insurance Commissioner is the Chief Fire Marshall and Chief Building Inspector. The Commissioner also regulates bail bondsmen, collection agencies and manufactured housing.  We cannot have a political hack in this job.  We need an experienced, conservative leader.

Here’s the full text of the Executive Committee resolution that branded Morgan a traitor to the Republican Party.   (more…)

The coastal communities have been sponging off the rest of the state, according to Republican Insurance Commissioner candidate Richard Morgan.   Morgan says that the nice folks in Raleigh and Charlotte have been subsidizing our insurance premiums.  According to his Facebook page, Richard Morgan believes,

“It’s not right for the state to require homeowners in Raleigh, Charlotte and across North Carolina to pay higher insurance premiums so people who own at risk beach front property pay less”

View the full Facebook post here.

If you want to know more about the man who wants your vote on July 17th for the Republican nomination for Insurance Commissioner, (more…)

Brace yourself for another round of robo-calls and political junk mail.  The crowded field of Republican candidates has resulted in the need for a runoff election or what’s officially called a second primary.  In North Carolina, a second primary can be requested by a second place finisher if no one person in the race received a plurality of the votes (read the statute here).  With the Republicans coming out of the closet in North Carolina and running for office in unprecedented numbers, there were many races in which voters could not settle on the best candidate, resulting in the potential for a runoff. (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…)

Mike Causey (R) has announced as a candidate for the NC Insurance Commissioner’s position. He will be here for a press conference and photo op at 10:30 AM on Monday, January 9th, at either the Dare County Courthouse steps or the Dare Center.

If you’re fed up with Dare County being the insurance scapegoat for the rest of the state, please come out and meet Mike and be present for the press conference. It will be a brief visit.

If elected, this would be the first time in history there has ever been a Republican in NC in that position.

You can contact Mike by email here

Mike’s Bio: (more…)