Raleigh, NC - This past weekend, NCGOP Chairman Whatley joined five other elected officials from North Carolina at CPAC in Orlando, Florida. They included Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson, Congressman Ted Budd, Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, Congressman Madison Cawthorn, and former Congressman Mark Walker. North Carolina had representation on the CPAC stage every day of the conference, signaling our state’s national prominence as we inch closer to the contentious 2022 election cycle.
Most notably, Chairman Whatley was the only state GOP Chairman slated to speak at CPAC. He participated in a panel with ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp, RNC Vice Chair Tommy Hicks, and former acting US Attorney General Matt Whitaker on the early actions needed to protect the vote. (Full video available here.) The North Carolina Republican Party provided a model on how to conduct election integrity operations because of our volunteer lawyers and activists who served as observers to ensure that every legal vote was counted. We will work with Republican leaders in other states to promote election integrity so that Americans have election confidence.
Other topics of discussion among North Carolina Republican leadership included education, criminal justice reform, and the importance of God in America’s national identity.
“North Carolina’s stellar performance in 2020 was a result of an all-hands-on-deck approach from statewide party leaders,” said NCGOP Press Secretary Livy Polen. “Our state’s large presence at CPAC speaks volumes of North Carolina’s role in leading our united Republican Party to success at the national level in 2022.”