Statement from NCGOP on Charlotte Mayors Race
Raleigh, NC — Recently a Charlotte candidate for mayor made a statement on social media with reasons why people should vote for her, and one of those reasons included race. NCGOP Chairman Hayes responded below:
"The Charlotte mayoral contest will be decided based on who can best promote public safety, provide economic development, and improve critical infrastructure needs. This contest will not be decided based on the skin color of the candidates. Any suggestion that a candidate is more or less qualified for political office based on their skin color alone, is offensive to North Carolina Republicans and we condemn it. This type of suggestion has no place in our public discourse. With violent confrontations in the streets under Mayor Roberts, we have seen the dangers to public safety when a Charlotte mayor fails the leadership test of bringing all people together. We believe that bringing people together starts with the Republican belief that government should deliver critical government services in a colorblind way, and in a society that judges all people by the content of their character, rather than the color of their skin.'' -NCGOP Chairman Hayes
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