In a candid exchange on Facebook with Truth or Dare, Speaker of the House Thom Tillis defended Arthur Williams publicly once again and inserted himself unnecessarily, once again, into our local House race. Tillis engaged in a debate with Truth or Dare and then deleted this blogger’s comments as well as some of his own, saying that Truth or Dare’s posting of these comments represented behavior that diverted attention from more important issues.  Tillis then banished this blogger to the land of un-friends.

Tillis tried to prop up Williams’ liberal voting record and then defended his own intrusion into the NC6 race. Probably realizing that he’d stepped into it once again, Tillis removed certain comments from the thread including my comments and some of his own, and un-friended me. Fortunately, technology being what it is, Truth or Dare captured the full exchange before it disappeared from Facebook. It is posted below for your reading pleasure.  You can still find parts of these comments on Tillis’ personal FB page, at least for now.

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by Diane Rufino

I understand that Rep. Walter Jones has come out to support Arthur Williams in the run-off election for NC House for District 6. I’m sure there is a political reason.

I have great respect for Rep. Jones and appreciate his position on the NDAA, immigration, and use of military force. I know he has a big heart when it comes to our military. But nevertheless, he is a politician.

I’d like to offer support for Mattie Lawson, who won the primary but was challenged by Williams in a run-off.  I’m not a politician. I have no money invested. I have no promises to fulfill.  I owe no favors.  I have no agenda other than making sure that the NC General (more…)


Campaign finance reports released by Arthur Williams’ campaign show that Williams’ campaign paid Jeremy Adams $900 on the day that Jeremy Adams publicly endorsed Mr. Williams .  A second payment of $900 followed one month later.  Both payments were labeled ‘Consulting’.

If these payments were made to former NC House 6 candidate Jeremy Adams, this is indeed troubling. Truth or Dare, however, is unable to confirm if these payments went to the aforementioned Jeremy Adams or someone else named Jeremy Adams.   The campaign finance entries made by the Williams’ campaign are incomplete and do not provide enough detail to confirm the identity of the recipient.

The data posted to the NC SBE website for Williams’ Q2 filing does not show the address or city of the consultant Jeremy Adams.  It  lists Mr. Adams occupation as Insurance Salesman.   Losing NC6 candidate Jeremy Adams lists his occupation on his campaign (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…)