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What a week. Let's start with more good economic news before delving into the mockery Senate Democrats are making of the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings.

WHAT'S HAPPENING

STORIES FROM DC

As jobless claims approach a 50-year low, a jobs report showed wages grew at the fastest rate since 2009 while employers added 201,000 jobs: Bloomberg

The first phase of the tax cuts were successful. Now check out the next phase of tax reform to make the tax cuts permanent and boost retirement savings: CNBC

Senate Democrats are embarrassing themselves during the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. The howling over his record is nothing more than style over content. Senator Tillis takes them to task: Fox News

Here's a great video of how Senate Democrats are treating Kavanaugh: Washington Free Beacon

So what are these hearings really about? Political posturing for 2020 (looking at you Cory Booker and Kamala Harris): Washington Examiner

California junior Senator Kamala Harris tried to get Kavanaugh in a "gotcha" moment. It failed miserably: Los Angeles Times

You know you've veered off the rails when you've lost the liberal website Talking Points Memo. They detail Cory "T-Bone" Booker's ridiculous Spartacus moment: Talking Points Memo

STORIES FROM NC

North Carolina Democrats rolled out their campaign message titled "Our Carolina Promise." How much more will you have to fork over for their radical agenda? Just an extra $5 billion to the state budget that would require a 38 percent hike in state income taxes: NC Civitas

Cooper's incompetent Hurricane Matthew response has been well-documented, and liberal environmental groups have been up in arms about his Atlantic Coast Pipeline deal. Because Cooper has stonewalled the press and legislators, a new committee will have subpoena power to uncover what Cooper isn't telling us: Carolina Journal

We've covered Cooper's secret DMV at length. Now, it gets even better after documents reveal that Cooper's admin isn't telling the truth about those long lines: WBTV

Speaking of Cooper, he and his liberal allies have been trying to suppress your right to vote on changes to your state constitution. This week, the courts threw out both lawsuits: The News & Observer

Speaking of amendments, Elon University released a poll on two of the proposed constitutional amendments - voter ID and the maximum income tax cap. Not surprisingly, both amendments are supported across the racial, political, and economic spectrum. View the full results here: Elon University Poll

Out in Caldwell County, a Democrat candidate for Sheriff and his son were caught dealing drugs out of their house. Whoops: Hickory Record

CANDIDATE SPOTLIGHT

COURT OF APPEALS

Check out Chuck Kitchens. Chuck is a native of North Carolina where he has practiced law for 37 years. He is married to Johanna Kitchen, his wife of 40 years. They have two children and one grandchild. He began his legal career as Assistant County Attorney for Durham County following his graduation from UNC Law School. He moved to Alamance County and became the County Attorney in 1986. He then returned to Durham County as County Attorney in 1996 where he remained until his retirement from the County in 2009. Go to his campaign website here.

NC HOUSE

First up this week is incumbent Holly Grange. Holly Grange currently serves as District 20 Representative to the North Carolina House of Representatives which includes much of New Hanover County. She was selected as Deputy Conference Leader for the House Republican Caucus and serves as Co-Chair of the House Select Committee on NC River Quality. She is a 15-year US Army Veteran, serving on active duty and in the reserves as an officer in the US Army Corp of Engineers. Visit her campaign website here.
Next is John Check, running in House District 25. John was born in Charlotte and grew up in Tarboro. As a Methodist minister, John has traveled and lived in eastern North Carolina for most of his adult life. Upon retirement from the ministry, his family returned to Nash County, where he served as Pastor of St Paul’s United Methodist Church. He and his his wife of forty years, Sheryl, have one daughter, Nicole, who lives in New Bern. Visit his campaign website here.

NC SENATE

Check out Senator Danny Britt. Britt was born in Robeson County to a mother who is a retired textile worker and to a father who was a state employee. He grew up spending his summers in tobacco fields, where he learned how to work hard and make a living. Danny enlisted in the NC Army National Guard after high school and went on to play football at Appalachian State University. After college, he got in law degree and came back to Robeson County to work in a small law office. Danny later became a prosecutor in the Robeson County District Attorney’s Office. More info on him is available here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

On Saturday, September 8, hosted by the NC State College Republicans, join the NC Federation of Young Republicans for a discussion regarding an incredibly important issue - human trafficking. Details are here: Breaking The Silence On Slavery: Uniting In The Fight Against Human Trafficking

The next National Day of Action is September 15! Go here to sign up: National Day Of Action

VOTING TOOLS

As of today, we're 60 days away from Election Day, 40 days until early voting starts (Oct. 17), 35 days until voter registration ends, and 15 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

Another voting tool is here: https://vote.gop

 

Hope everyone has a good weekend!

 

Jeff Hauser

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