Wednesday, September 24, 2008

NCGOP E-Letter - September 24, 2008


RALEIGH—The North Carolina Republican Party released a new web video today entitled, "Democrats vs. Perdue." It highlights two leaders in her own party who have cast doubts on the trustworthiness of Bev Perdue.


Davidson County Dispatch Staff
September 22, 2008

Bob Dole, a former U.S. senator and Republican presidential candidate, will visit Lexington on Friday to campaign on behalf of his wife, Sen. Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C.

Mia Palmieri, deputy campaign manager for Elizabeth Dole’s re-election campaign, who was contacted at Dole campaign headquarters in Salisbury on Monday night, confirmed that Bob Dole is expected to visit two Lexington restaurants and then visit Davidson County Republican Party headquarters on Main Street.

Lance Barrett, the county’s Dole campaign coordinator, said Bob Dole would be at the county party headquarters at 12:30 p.m. Friday.

Bob Dole, a veteran of World War II, served many years as a U.S. senator from Kansas, including time spent as the Senate majority leader. He made runs at the presidency in 1980, 1988 and 1996, winning the Republican Party’s nomination in 1996.

Elizabeth Dole is engaged in a re-election campaign that pits her against Democrat Kay Hagan, a state senator from Greensboro.

Palmieri said Bob Dole’s appearances Friday would be informal meet-and-greet visits.

Former U.S. senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole will visit Winston-Salem at 2 p.m. Friday at the Forsyth County Republican Headquarters, 2110 Cloverdale Ave.

Dole will speak and meet with volunteers at the headquarters as a part of a campaign stop for his wife, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole and other Republican candidates.

Dole also will be in Lexington Friday morning, visiting Smiley's Barbecue and Char's Hamburgers before heading to Davidson County Republican headquarters.

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RALEIGH-The North Carolina Republican Party announced today the opening of four new Victory 2008 offices around the state. The new offices are located in Boone, Jacksonville, Gastonia, and Durham.

Boone Victory 2008 Office

149 Meadowview Dr., Boone, NC 28607

Jacksonville Victory 2008 Office

487 Western Blvd., Jacksonville, NC 28540

Gastonia Victory 2008 Office

224 S. New Hope Rd., Gastonia, NC 28055

Durham Victory 2008 Office

4600 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham, NC 27707

Executive Director Chris McClure, North Carolina Republican Party, made the following statement:

"The strength of the Republican Party in North Carolina has always been the grassroots. Volunteers are pouring in the doors excited about electing John McCain, Sarah Palin, Elizabeth Dole, and Pat McCrory and we have already made contacts with hundreds of thousands of voters throughout the state. With four new offices, we are continuing to build momentum for the Republican ticket and carry out our strategic plan for victory on Election Day."


ARLINGTON, VA -- McCain-Palin 2008 released its latest television ad, entitled "Mum." The ad highlights that while John McCain was outlining an economic recovery plan, Barack Obama was staying "mum" -- refusing to outline a solution, take a position on bailouts and even criticizing his running-mate for having a position. The ad will be televised nationally.

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Press Release

Former Governor James G. Martin has endorsed Dan Barrett’s candidacy for the North Carolina Court of Appeals.

“The North Carolina Court of Appeals is critical to our system of justice,” said Martin. “Dan Barrett will apply and interpret the law fairly. He will be tough on crime. Dan will not legislate from the bench.”

“I fully support and endorse Dan Barrett for a seat on the North Carolina Court of Appeals,” said former Governor Martin.

Barrett was widely recognized as a future state-wide candidate after his 2004 grassroots campaign for governor. In that campaign, Barrett embarked on a 582 mile walk across North Carolina.

During his journey from Murphy to the coast, Barrett walked 15 miles a day and wore out five pairs of shoes. "It was a remarkable experience," said Barrett. "I was privileged to witness the natural beauty of our state, and to get to know wonderful people from all walks of life."

Barrett has practiced law for 23 years, and has tried cases across North Carolina. Barrett is author of North Carolina Employment Law, the only comprehensive treatise on employment law in our state. Barrett is also past chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. He has been recognized as one of the leading employment law attorneys in the state. He has the highest rating (AV) from the Martindale-Hubbell National Legal Directory.

Barrett has extensive public service experience. He served as a Davie County Commissioner and as Chair of the Board of Commissioners. Barrett has also worked on a number of charitable boards, including as Chair of the Davie County Hospital Board of Trustees.

Barrett has been recognized for his public service efforts, including the 2004 North Carolina Hospital Association Trustee Service Award, the Dr. Francis W. Slate Community Service Award and the 2002 ARC (Davie County) Member of the Year. In 2001, Barrett and his fellow commissioners were recognized as the County Commission Board of the Year by the North Carolina School Board Association.

Dan Barrett lives in Advance in Davie County with his wife, Kathleen, and his two children, Daniel and Rebekah.

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Former Obama employer, ACORN, accused of fraud

By Matthew E. Milliken
Durham Herald-Sun
September 19, 2008

DURHAM -- A Durham official is asking state elections administrators to check approximately 80 voter registration forms for possible fraud.

Mike Ashe, Durham County's elections director, said the forms were among about 4,000 submitted to his office over the past four to six weeks by a national left-wing group called Acorn, for Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.

"They will be turned over to the State Board of Elections for investigation and prosecution," Ashe said of the questionable documents.

Most of the forms at issue bear one of six names. Ashe was not sure whether the people named existed or not.

Many of the papers are incomplete, which Ashe said is a nuisance, not a crime. But the group contains very different versions of what are purportedly the same person's signatures.

Signing another person's name on a voter registration form can result in up to 15 months in prison….

A woman who visited the elections office Wednesday said that Tamion Richardson of Buffalo Way had received a mailing stating that he had been registered to vote. The woman, who said she was Richardson's mother, said he was 14 years old and ineligible to vote….

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