Republican Recap 8/24/18
Welcome back. I hope last week's recap was helpful. Let's dive in to this week:
STORIES FROM DC:
Remember the story about Walmart and Cisco posting their best financial returns in years? Now the CEO of Target says the consumer environment is "perhaps the best he's ever seen." CNBC
The RNC continues to shatter fundraising records, raising the most money they ever have for July in a non-presidential year. The DNC still has millions in debt and their cash-on-hand is dwarfed by the RNC's war chest as we prepare to #DefyHistory this November: CBS
Democrats continue to have problems with candidates whose views regarding Israel border on anti-Semitism. Read a breakdown of these far-left candidates running for office: The Federalist
The single-payer policy plays well on the far-left and it's becoming a litmus test for Democrat candidates. However, it's not playing out well for Democrats even in their own primaries, probably because they have to explain the ridiculous tax increases on middle-class families to pay for it: Politico
Speaking of tax hikes, candidate for Congress and democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour despite numerous studies and articles detailing its detrimental effects. It turns out that a coffee shop she used to work at is closing its doors after 30 years because of...wait for it...minimum wage hikes. The Washington Free Beacon
Many of you have heard about Mollie Tibbets, the 20-year old Iowa college student who was allegedly murdered by an illegal immigrant. What you haven't heard is 2020 Democrat frontrunner Elizabeth Warren's absolutely reprehensible response to the crime. The video is revolting: National Review
STORIES FROM NC:
Because of poor decisions by the Democrat-led NCGA, North Carolina faced one of the nation's largest budget deficits that resulted in teacher pay freezes and furloughs in 2009. Since 2011, Republicans have doubled new K-12 education spending compared to the previous eight years of Democrat control. Read the report here.
The responsible conservative economic policies put in place by NCGA Republicans continue to pay dividends as the state hit an employment record: the total number of people employed is at a record high and NC has the lowest unemployment rate since 2000. Economist Dr. Mike Walden says that "the good times aren't over yet." WRAL TechWire
We talked last week about Governor Cooper and his incompetent response regarding Hurricane Matthew relief. Now NC Civitas dives into the problem. Read their story here.
With several constitutional amendments on the ballot, there are sure to be lies, falsehoods, and misleading campaigns from the left about their purpose or what their effects may be on the state. This week, the founder of the far-left blog BlueNC gets fact-checked about Marsy's Law. It doesn't go well: The News & Observer
Speaking of constitutional amendments, polls have consistently shown that voter ID is widely supported across the political and racial spectrum. Showing ID doesn't seem to bother parents in Wilson Public Schools, which now requires photo ID to enroll children: The Wilson Times
This cycle is called a "blue moon election." It happens once every 12 years in North Carolina where we don't have a federal or gubernatorial statewide candidate on the top of the ballot. With a seat on the NC Supreme Court at stake, it's absolutely critical that we are NOT complacent. We must turn out and run up the score. Here's why: North State Journal
COURT OF APPEALS
|Last week we addressed incumbent Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jackson and her far-left opponent. This week, we'll highlight Andrew Heath, who is running for the North Carolina Court of Appeals. In his role as a Superior Court Judge, Andrew is tasked with making complex decisions in felony criminal cases and high-dollar civil matters. Andrew believes in American rule of law and strongly respects and believes in following the United States Constitution. Follow his Facebook page, his Twitter account, and visit his campaign website here.|
|Check out Chris Humphrey running in House District 12 of Lenoir County and part of Pitt County. Born in eastern North Carolina and raised in Kinston, Chris has deep ties in the area. From playing basketball at South Lenoir High School to earning his Eagle Scout award at age 17, Chris has been a fixture in Kinston from an early age. Chris continues to live in Kinston, NC. His eldest daughter, Bailey, is a junior at UNC-Chapel Hill and his daughter Courtney is a 7th grader at Frink Middle School. He enjoys attending UNC basketball and football games and spending time with his daughters, visiting Lake Gaston and traveling. You can check out his campaign website here.|
|Meet Lisa Stone Barnes running in House District 39 of Wake County. Barnes, a Nash County native, is an active member of the community, and a business and legal professional. She is currently serving her second term on the Nash County Board of Commissioners where she has worked to promote quality of life while also keeping taxes low for citizens. Prior community and public service engagements include serving as a member of the Nash County Planning Board, the Rocky Mount Farmers Market Board, and the Southern Nash High School Athletic Boosters Board. Visit her campaign website here.|
|Meet Nora Trotman, running in Senate District 37 in Mecklenburg County. Nora attended public school in Walton County, Florida before receiving a full scholarship to the University of West Florida (UWF). As a second generation college student, she earned dual B.A. degrees in political science and communications. While there, she became a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, which advocates for domestic violence awareness. During her time at UWF, she earned the Deborah L. Ford Emerging Leader Award and the Linda O. Dye Award for significant contributions, sustained leadership, and service to her community. Visit her campaign website here.|
Join Congressmen Ted Budd and Mark Meadows this Saturday in Statesville! Sign up here: Budd/Meadows Rally
In Greensboro on Wednesday August 29, join former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer for coffee and conversation. Tickets can be found here: Coffee and Conversation w/Sean Spicer
Next weekend, join NC House District 36 incumbent Nelson Dollar for some door knocking! Details can be found here.
On September 8, the NC Young Republicans will be doing an event talking about one of the most pressing issues of today: human trafficking. It will be hosted by the NC State College Republicans and details can be found here.
There are 74 days until Election Day and just (potentially) 14 days until absentee voting starts.
If you're not registered to vote, or need help registering someone to vote, go here: https://www.ncsbe.gov/Voters/Registering-to-Vote
If you're registered, check to make sure: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/
Check your polling location: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/PPLkup/
Additional voting tools: https://www.ncsbe.gov/Voters/Voter-Tools
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Have a good weekend!