Republican Recap 8/9/19
Quite a bit to get to this week as we approach the 1-month mark until the two special elections in the 3rd and the 9th. There are several events in support of Dr. Greg Murphy and Sen. Dan Bishop, so check those out at the bottom. Let's get started.
STORIES FROM THE NATION
There were two absolutely horrific shootings this past weekend, and our prayers go out to the victims of both unspeakable events. Allegedly, the El Paso shooter - who was captured alive and prosecutors will seek the death penalty - was a white supremacist who supposedly wrote a manifesto. The second, in Dayton, was allegedly a supporter of Antifa and other far-left figures. Here's what the President had to say. Fox News
Former Vice President Joe Biden is a walking gaffe machine. Speaking about the shootings, he named the locations as Houston and Michigan instead of El Paso and Ohio. Yesterday, he made two big ones. Encompassing the modern Democrat Party, he said, "Choose truth over facts." Check out his other gaffe that should be fun to explain. Business Insider
There have been quite a few reports over the shady activity between the far-left Justice Democrats PAC and AOC's chief of staff. Now, Ocasio-Cortez's chief abruptly resigned and is now under investigation from the feds. Yikes. New York Post
Rep. Joaquin Castro, brother of presidential candidate Julian Castro, put out a list of donors from the San Antonio area that had contributed to President Trump, including their places of business, conveniently excluding multiple Hispanic donors in his list. Six of those donors had previously contributed to him or his brother, and they are FURIOUS. Daily Caller
STORIES FROM NC
Conservative groups are unloading on Pelosi protege Greedy (Dan) McCready, pummeling him with ads from the Congressional Leadership Fund, Club For Growth, and the NRCC. Because the Crystal Ball rating system at UVA changed the race from Toss-up to Leans Republican, McCready has taken to smearing Sen. Bishop with absurd conspiracy theories. The Washington Free Beacon
Governor Cooper and a host of his far-left allies tried to stop voter ID from becoming law despite the overwhelming approval from the state. The requirement for photo ID, now enshrined in the state constitution, begins for the 2020 elections. Carteret County News-Times
The NCGA has a new member! Jake Johnson, a Polk County Commissioner, was chosen to replace Rep. Cody Henson after his resignation. The next generation of conservative leaders are stepping up, led by Johnson (now the youngest member of the NCGA) and Arianna Del Palazzo (youngest county commissioner). Congrats! Times-News
Cooper's handpicked Chair for the State Board of Elections abruptly resigned last week, allegedly for telling a mysoginistic joke. You can bet that the real person pulling the strings in the administration, anti-military advisor Ken Eudy, was the person behind it. A new chair will be selected on Tuesday, so meet the new NCSBE member: Democrat-turned unaffiliated-turned Democrat Damon Circosta, the leader of the AJ Fletcher foundation (which funds far-left wing causes in NC). NC Civitas
TRACKING YOUR REPRESENTATIVES
As mentioned, both chambers are out for their August recess. Speaker Pelosi is desperately trying to get Sen. McConnell to call the Senate back into session to vote on the House-passed gun reform (read: further restriction of the 2A) bills. McConnell is having none of it, so activists threatened to "just stab the m*****f****r" in a video outside of his home. McConnell's campaign account posted the video of the threats made against the Senator, and then Twitter suspended the campaign account! It's a move that could have serious implications for social media giants.
While Cooper continues his hostage of the budget over his Medicaid-expansion-or-nothing ultimatum, both chambers are working to get things done in the meantime. Instead of expanding government to address those less fortunate that fall in the health coverage gap, so the House passed a bill for Association Health Plans on a bipartisan vote, and it's expected to move quickly in the Senate. Passed 49-0 in the Senate, the House will take up S.B. 683, aimed at preventing absentee ballot fraud, next week. The Senate passed the Excellent Public Schools Act, which "addresses in-classroom instruction, reading camps, educator training, and data collection," and it was quickly passed by the House.
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Absentee ballot voting has begun! Visit VOTE.GOP to request your absentee ballot.
Early voting begins - August 21
Early voting ends - September 6
Election Day - September 10
There are a multitude of events for Dr. Greg Murphy! Go to his Facebook page here and check out one of the events!
On August 10th, come knock some doors with Chairman Michael Whatley and Vice Chair Miriam Chu in support of Sen. Dan Bishop! The day of action details are here: Dan Bishop Day of Action. After knocking some doors, come enjoy a volunteer appreciation event: NC09 Day Of Action Reception
On August 10th, the Watauga County GOP is holding an event featuring Diamond & Silk, Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, State Senator Deanna Ballard, and several other special guests! Details are here: An Evening With Diamond & Silk
The Orange County GOP is going old school and throwing an ice cream social! Head to the OCGOP HQ at 125 Boone Square St. in Hillsborough on August 11th from 1-3pm.
The Uptown Charlotte Republican Women will be holding a candidate "speed dating" event where Republicans can come and meet our candidates on the ballot in a casual setting on Wednesday, August 14th from 6-8pm at the Hickory Tavern Metropolitan. For more info, visit their website.
On August 15th, the Cabarrus County Republican Women are holding an event to benefit our judicial candidates! Cabarrus Republican Women Judicial Rally
Another day of action, this one out east in support of Dr. Greg Murphy on August 17th! There are multiple locations to help out, so check it out here: Dr. Greg Murphy Day Of Action. After you're done, join Dr. Murphy and Chairman Whatley for a volunteer appreciation event! Details are here: NC03 Volunteer Appreciation Event
On August 20th, the Durham County GOP will hold a meet-and-greet for the two candidates vying to unseat Pelosi liberal Rep. GK Butterfield. Events starts at 7pm at their HQ.
The Union County GOP will be holding a picnic to benefit the judges running for SCONC and the Court of Appeals in 2020 on August 24th. Want to attend? Check it out: Union County GOP Judges Picnic
From September 6-8, there will be an entire weekend of action in support of Dan Bishop! Check out the event page for more info. 2019 Weekend of Action
The Surry County Republican Party will be having their annual Drawdown on September 7th. Learn more here.
For future planning purposes, the Chatham County GOP is hosting a candidate forum for 2019 municipal and 2020 candidates on September 10th. Want to attend? Click here for details.
The Clay County GOP is holding their fall picnic and rally on on September 28. Things get rolling at 2pm at the Clay County Rec Park Pavilion at 47 Clay Recreation Park Road in Hayesville. Feel free to bring a covered dish and come on out!