Feb 082018
 
Raleigh, NC – North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes is calling on the legislature to take all necessary actions to prevent Governor Cooper from creating an unconstitutional $58 million slush fund with state dollars, calling the scheme a return to the Jim Black, Mike Easley corruption era.  
“The constitution clearly gives the legislature the responsibility to appropriate the state’s funds, and the State Ethic’s Act makes it a crime for an elected official to use his public office for personal benefit. Governor Cooper created a $58 million slush fund that will be controlled by him and him alone– this is a dangerous scheme that is not lawful, constitutional, or ethical. This type of payment for a permit, coerced from private businesses for the benefit of a politician, is the sort of pay-to-play action that Democrats have become all too well known for, and it is up to us to stop them.” – NCGOP Chairman Robin Hayes
 Posted by at 5:46 pm

Join us for the 2018 Presidential State of the Union Address Watch Party

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Jan 222018
 

2018 State of the Union

On Tuesday, January 30, 2018 the Union County Republican Party is holding a State of the Union Watching Party starting at 7:30 PM at the Hilltop Restaurant in Monroe.  We have invited as our featured speakers Rep. Craig Horn (Union 68)

Rep. Craig Horn

Rep. William Brawley

and Bill Brawley (Mecklenburg 103).   Please join us for an evening of fellowship with your fellow Republicans, a short presentation by our guest speakers and finally the first State of the Union Address by President Trump.


Please RSVP for the Event. All Republicans are Welcome.


 
 Posted by at 5:40 pm

Supreme Court blocks redrawing of North Carolina congressional maps

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Jan 192018
 
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked a lower court’s order for North Carolina to rework its congressional map because Republicans violated the Constitution by drawing electoral districts intended to maximize their party’s chances of winning.

The conservative-majority court granted a bid by Republican legislators in North Carolina to suspend the Jan. 9 order by a federal court panel in Greensboro that gave the Republican-controlled General Assembly until Jan. 24 to come up with a new map for U.S. House of Representatives districts.

Two liberal justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor, objected to the high court’s action

The Supreme Court’s decision to stay the order reduces the chance that the current district lines will be altered ahead of the November mid-term congressional elections. The court offered no reason for its decision.

The three-judge panel ruled that the Republican-drawn districts violated the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection under the law by intentionally hobbling the electoral strength of non-Republican voters. Two of the three judges also said the plan ran afoul of the Constitution’s First Amendment by discriminating based on political belief and association.

Those judges on Tuesday refused to put the ruling on hold.

North Carolina’s congressional maps were challenged in two lawsuits by more than two dozen Democratic voters, the North Carolina Democratic Party and other groups.

Under current North Carolina congressional boundaries, Republicans won 10 of the 13 House districts in 2016, despite getting just 53 percent of the statewide vote.

The Supreme Court is currently examining two other cases from Wisconsin and Maryland involving claims that electoral districts were manipulated to keep the majority party in power in a manner that violated voters’ constitutional rights. That practice is called partisan gerrymandering.

In the Wisconsin case, Democratic voters are challenging Republican-drawn legislative districts. In the Maryland case, Republicans are claiming Democratic lawmakers drew a congressional district in a way that would prevent a Republican candidate from winning.

The North Carolina dispute centers on a congressional redistricting plan adopted by the Republican-led legislature in 2016. The Republican lawmaker in charge of the plan said it was crafted to favor his party because he thinks “electing Republicans is better than electing Democrats.”

“But that is not a choice the Constitution allows legislative mapdrawers to make,” the lower court said in unanimously striking down the plan.

  Source: Supreme Court blocks redrawing of North Carolina congressional maps
 Posted by at 10:36 am

Rising GOP Star, First Female Fighter Pilot Announces AZ Senate Bid

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Jan 152018
 

Rep. Martha McSally

Rep. Martha McSally announced on Friday that she will run for Senate in Arizona, giving Republicans a top-tier recruit in the race to replace retiring Sen. Jeff Flake. McSally made the announcement in a short video posted to YouTube and has a series of events planned across the state later in the day — including two at airplane hangars in Phoenix and Tucson that promise to make heavy reference to her biography as the first woman to be an Air Force combat pilot. The second-term congresswoman is the second GOP candidate to declare for the seat this week, joining former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was pardoned by President Donald Trump last year after his conviction for ignoring court orders while sheriff. Kelli Ward — the state lawmaker who unsuccessfully challenged Sen. John McCain from the right in the 2016 primary — is also in the race. Despite McSally’s stature in Washington — and her heavy recruitment by GOP leaders — she is not a guaranteed front-runner for the party’s nomination. Her internal polling before Arpaio’s entry showed her running neck-and-neck with Ward, and a flash survey after Arpaio’s announcement this week showed the three candidates all running between 25 percent and 31 percent.
 Posted by at 11:06 am

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