FOXX CALLS ON CONGRESS TO STOP IGNORING EPIC GAS PRICES
Rep. Foxx calls on Congress to vote on legislation to increase the production of American oil and gas AND invest in alternative and renewable energy sources.
NCGOP IN THE NEWS
N.C. GOP rallies support for November
By Stephanie Stilwell
News 14 Carolina
June 7, 2008
GREENSBORO -- Top republicans from across the state were in Greensboro over the weekend for their party's annual convention. It was a chance for republicans to hear from party candidates and get revved up for the November elections.
“Well it's electric. Republicans are here from all over the state and they are energized and they are excited about this fall. And I think they are ready for a good go around to elect those people this fall,” said Linda Daves, the North Carolina Republican Party chair.
The candidates were on hand to state their case and get support from their party. “Obviously we're working hard, enjoying listening to people across the state in terms of what issues they feel are important to them and getting the record out,” said U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole, who is running a re-election campaign against State Sen. Kay Hagan.
Dole is talking about a record that includes one-of-its-kind cooperation between county sheriffs and government to check the immigration status of prisoners, “And the whole idea very simply is to identify and to deport illegal aliens who have identified themselves,” Dole said, “self-identified because of their criminal behavior.”
And with the caliber of candidates across the party lines, the North Carolina Republican Party leadership says they're getting ready for some heated races. “Well you know a good fight never hurt anyone. A good fight keeps the juices flowing a little bit.” Daves said. “But with any campaign that's as high end as a presidential and all the way back down to the state party offices, you always expect to have a battle.”
“We're in this to win re-election and it's just such a privilege to serve the people of North Carolina,” Dole added. …
FROM THE PRESS ROOM: NCGOP ELECTS NATIONAL COMMITTEEMAN AND NATIONAL COMMITTEEWOMAN
NCGOP Press Release
June 9, 2008
RALEIGH—At this weekend’s NCGOP Convention, North Carolina Republicans elected new representatives at the Republican National Committee. The National Committeeman and National Committeewoman will take their seats directly following this year’s Republican National Convention. Both will serve a four year term at the RNC.
For National Committeeman, Republicans elected Representative David Lewis (R-Harnett). Rep. Lewis is currently serving as National Committeeman after he won a special election of the North Carolina Republican Executive Committee in April to fill the term of former National Committeeman Ed McMahan. Rep. Lewis will begin his first full term after attending this year’s Republican National Convention.
Chairman Linda Daves, North Carolina Republican Party, made the following statement:
"We are proud to send David Lewis back to the RNC on our behalf. He has served the people of his district well as a member of the North Carolina House. He has vision and integrity and he is a tremendous leader in the Republican Party in North Carolina. He will serve us well at the RNC."
North Carolina Republicans also elected Dr. Ada M. Fisher as National Committeewoman. Ada M. Fisher, MD, MPH is a business minded physician with more than twenty years of management experience having served in two major "Fortune 500" corporations as a Medical Director and Manager in Occupational Medicine, as well as public and private sector work in family medicine, community medicine and public health services. She is a candidate for NC House District 77. She is also North Carolina’s first African American National Committeewoman.
Chairman Daves said, "I am happy to congratulate Dr. Fisher on her wonderful achievement. This weekend, the party of Abraham Lincoln reaffirmed that we do not have a party divided by color or creed but united by a common code of conservative principles. Ada Fisher will be a strong voice for North Carolina Republicans at the RNC."
FROM THE BLOG: STUDYING THE NUMBERS, NOT THE HYPE
By Chris McClure
Executive Director, North Carolina Republican Party
It is appropriate that the first post on our new “Seeing Red Again” blog would address the ongoing controversy on whether or not North Carolina is in play for the fall. With leaders like John McCain, Elizabeth Dole, and Pat McCrory at the top of our ticket, I believe we will see North Carolina remain a red state this November. Republicans also have an opportunity to take more seats on the Council of State and in the General Assembly. We have the strongest ticket from top to bottom as we have had in a very long time. However, we shouldn’t just stop with hype but we should actually study the numbers.
According to the North Carolina State Board of Elections, in November 2004, there were 2,582,462 Democrats in North Carolina. There were 1,903,119 Republicans at that time and 1,021,648 Independent voters. As of today, there are 2,634,388 Democrats in North Carolina, 1,933,148 Republicans and 1,245,477 Independents. That means there are 51,926 more Democrats now than there were in 2004. There are 30,029 more Republicans and 223,829 more Independents.
In the 2004 election, President Bush received 1,961,166 votes statewide in North Carolina. John Kerry received 1,525,849 votes. In this year’s Democrat Presidential Preference Primary, there were 1,580,726 Democrats and/or Independents who cast a ballot. 887,391 of those votes went to Barack Obama.
For Barack Obama to win North Carolina in November, he would need to not only carry those who voted for him in the primary. He would need to win all of those Democrats who voted for someone else in the primary. Even adding to John Kerry’s total in 2004 the 51,926 new Democrat registrants, Obama would not be close to President Bush’s 2004 total. He would not reach President Bush’s total even if every single Independent who has registered since 2004 voted for Obama as well. Even with all of those inflated numbers, Obama would still be 100,000 votes short of President Bush’s total.
Some may make the claim that a portion of Bush Republicans will not vote for John McCain. Personally, I find that unlikely. At any rate, there are just as many if not more Clinton Democrats who have already indicated that they will refuse to vote for Obama in November. Under the only calculus that makes any difference, actual voting statistics, there is not evidence that Barack Obama can win North Carolina. Any way you calculate the numbers, they just aren’t there for Obama winning North Carolina. Believe the numbers, not the hype. We will carry this state. We will see red again this November.