Wednesday, October 1, 2008

NCGOP E-Letter - October 1, 2008


Make plans now to join us on election night, November 4th, to celebrate Republican victories! The party will take place at the North Raleigh Hilton at 3415 Wake Forest Road. So come out, enjoy the night, and invite your Republican friends to celebrate with us.

In the meantime, let's get to work to make sure we win this November!

You can volunteer now at your local Victory 2008 Headquarters located across the state at these locations:

Asheville Victory Office
16 Regent Park Blvd, Suite I
Asheville, NC 28806
(919) 866-2130

Boone Victory Office
149 Meadowview Drive
Boone, NC 28607
(573) 647-1616

Charlotte Victory Office
1515 Mockingbird Lane, Suite 218
Charlotte, NC 28209
(704) 910-0696

Cornelius Victory Office
8301-17 Magnolia State Drive
Cornelius, NC 28031
(704) 987-4301

Durham Victory Office
4600 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707
(919) 539-5928

Fayetteville Victory Office
201 S. McPherson Church Road, Suite 204
Fayetteville, NC 28303
(910) 864-6584

Gastonia Victory Office
224 South New Hope Road
Gastonia, NC 28055
(704) 868-3330

Greensboro / High Point Victory Office
3800 Tinsley Road, Suite 103
High Point, NC 27265
(336) 885-0467

Greenville Victory Office
103B Commerce Street
Greenville, NC 27858
(252) 321-1996

Hickory Victory Office
1899 Tate Blvd. SE, Suite 1105
Hickory, NC 28602
(828) 324-1639

Jacksonville Victory Office
487 Western Blvd
Jacksonville, NC 28540
(910) 347-7442

Raleigh Victory Office
1506 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27605
(919) 828-6423

Wilmington Victory Office
3145 Wrightsville Avenue
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 251-8493

Winston-Salem Victory Office
2110 Cloverdale Ave. Suite D
Winston Salem, NC 27103


By Seth Stratton
Davidson Dispatch
September 27, 2008

Bob Dole, former senator from Kansas and former Republican presidential candidate, and Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory, also a Republican, stopped in Lexington on Friday to meet with fellow Republicans and push their respective campaigns; Dole for his wife and McCrory in his bid for governor.

A group of about 50 supporters gathered at the offices of the Davidson County Republican Party during lunchtime to hear Dole speak. Prior to taking audience questions, Dole addressed some of the national economic problems that recently arose and what his wife, Sen. Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C., is doing to help solve them….

Dole said his wife, along with other Republican leaders, worked on a bill to investigate the government-sponsored entities Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac five years ago but it never came to a vote until it was bundled with another bill this July.

Also, according to a New York Times story printed Friday, Dole and Republican colleagues Sen. John Sununu of New Hampshire and Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, all members of the Senate Banking Committee, sponsored legislation in 2005 that would have further regulated Freddie and Fannie but those versions of the bill never came to a vote in the Senate….

"I think most people understand ... if there's a real crisis, we have to deal with it. But let's just don't take care of the ones way up here and forget about those in the middle and the ones below that. And that's what people are watching for. Is this going to be fair to the different economic classes of people we have here and everywhere else? And that is what Elizabeth is looking at," Dole said….

The former Senate majority leader said North Carolina was a key state when he ran as a vice presidential candidate with the late President Gerald Ford in the 1976 election and he predicted it would be key again in this year's presidential election, even if Democrats outspend Republicans. North Carolina has voted for a Republican presidential candidate in each election since then.

"We're not electing a speech, we're electing somebody," Dole said about Sen. Barack Obama. "If we have a conflict somewhere in the world that involves your grandson, or your son or your daughter, who do you want in the Oval Office making a judgment in what we do? The question is very simple, who has the experience, and it's a no-brainer."…

McCrory also stopped by the campaign headquarters to shake hands with some supporters. When asked if there was anything the state could do to help with the financial fiasco, the mayor said the issue is one that needs to be handled in Washington because it transcends the state's and nation's borders, and has truly become a global concern.

"No one knows what this is. No one knows about the details. I do know that something has to be done to correct past mistakes of the past 20 years," McCrory said. "I think it is a crisis. I think it is a crisis that will impact everyone. But I'm hoping for a resolution. I think the crisis is the uncertainty of what the solution is ... from top financial minds, to politicians to the general public, it's extremely complex."…

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September 29, 2008

RALEIGH—Lieutenant Governor Beverly Perdue has already offended blue collar workers across North Carolina this month by suggesting that Pat McCrory's plan to expand vocational training at North Carolina's high schools and community colleges "harkens back to the old low expectations." (WRAL Debate, 9/9/08)

On Friday, Beverly Perdue discussed the current economic crisis with the Greenville Daily Reflector. "North Carolinians can take comfort in knowing the major banks that make North Carolina their base of operations are stable, she said." (Burns, Bobby, "Bev Perdue drops by," 9/29/08) Today, Wachovia was bought out by Citigroup in a deal brokered by the FDIC.

Perdue, while speaking of job losses in North Carolina, also said the state was "fundamentally healthy and on the right track." (Burns, Bobby, "Bev Perdue drops by," 9/29/08)

August marked the eighth consecutive month of job losses in the state. The August unemployment rate of 6.9 percent marked the highest jobless rate since January 2002. ("NC unemployment rate reaches 6.9 percent,", 9/19/08)

A poll conducted by Civitas in September found that 48 percent of North Carolinians feel the state is on the wrong track while only 35 percent believe the state is headed in the right direction. (September 2008 Decisionmaker Poll, 9/24/08)

Chairman Linda Daves, North Carolina Republican Party, made the following statement:

"When it comes to the struggles of ordinary people, Beverly Perdue just doesn't get it. Locked behind closed doors as part of the power elite in state government over the last eight years, Perdue has been blind to the afflictions of real North Carolinians. As job losses continue to mount, state debt explodes out of control, and tax policies become even more unfriendly to small businesses, Beverly Perdue just keeps advocating more of the same. We need a governor who is willing to engage the people, learn their struggles, and address the problems we face. Over the last eight years, Perdue has failed to offer that kind of leadership."


The North Carolina Republican Party released a new web video today entitled, "Broken Record." As Beverly Perdue continues to highlight her record from her twenty-two year career in state government, voters should know the facts about her failures of leadership.

FROM THE NCGOP BLOG: Obama Fact Check on Tax Increases

September 29, 2008

At Friday’s Debate, Obama Denied Voting To Raise Taxes On People Making As Little As $42,000 Per Year

At Friday's Debate, Barack Obama Said It Was "Not True" That He Voted To Raise Taxes On Those Making As Little As $42,000 A Year. JOHN MCCAIN: "But again, Senator Obama has shifted on a number of occasions. He has voted in the United States Senate to increase taxes on people who make as low as $42,000 a year." BARACK OBAMA: "That's not true, John. That's not true." MCCAIN: "And that's just a fact. Again, you can look it up." OBAMA: "Look, it's just not true." (Presidential Debate, Oxford, MS, 9/26/08)

FACT CHECK: "McCain Was Right" That Barack Obama Voted To Raise Taxes On Those Making Just $42,000

Barack Obama Voted Twice In Favor Of The Democrats' FY 2009 Budget Resolution That Would Raise Taxes On Those Making Just $42,000 A Year. (S. Con. Res. 70, CQ Vote #85: Adopted 51-44: R 2-43; D 47-1; I 2-0, 3/14/08, Obama Voted Yea; S. Con. Res. 70, CQ Vote #142: Adopted 48- 45: R 2- 44; D 44- 1; I 2-0, 6/4/08, Obama Voted Yea)

· In March 2008, Obama Hailed His Vote For The Budget As Making "Significant Progress In Getting Our Nation's Priorities Back On Track." Obama: "The budget passed by the Senate tonight makes significant progress in getting our nation's priorities back on track. ... We need change in this country, and this budget is an important step in helping bring it about." (Sen. Barack Obama, "Obama Statement On The Senate's Passage Of The FY 2009 Budget," Press Release,, 3/14/08) Barack Obama Did Vote For Higher Taxes On People Making $42,000 Despite Saying The Opposite. "Obama denied voting for a bill that called for increased taxes on 'people' making as little as $42,000 a year, as McCain accused him of doing. McCain was right, though only for single taxpayers." ("FactChecking Debate No. 1,",, 9/27/08)

· "Yes, As We’ve Said Before, Obama Did In Fact Vote For A Budget Resolution That Called For Higher Federal Income Tax Rates On A Single, Non-Homeowner Who Earned As Little As $42,000 Per Year." ("FactChecking Debate No. 1,",, 9/27/08)

National Rifle Association Endorses Robin Hayes for Congress

Hayes Earns Coveted “A” Rating from Sportsmen and Gun Owners

Press Release

October 1, 2008

Concord, NC - Today the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund endorsed Congressman Robin Hayes (NC-08) for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives.

“On Behalf of our nearly four million members of the National Rifle Association, the NRA Political Victory Fund is proud to endorse Robin Hayes’ candidacy for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives in the eighth congressional district of North Carolina,” said Charles H. Cunningham, Director of Federal Affairs for the NRA Political Victory Fund.

“During his tenure in the House, Robin Hayes consistently supported the constitutional rights of law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen demonstrating a strong commitment to the Second Amendment and our hunting heritage,” said Cunningham. “Based on his solidly pro-gun/pro-hunting voting record in Congress, as well as his responses to our Federal candidate questionnaire, Robin Hayes has earned an ‘A’ rating and endorsement from the NRA-PVF. We urge our members and all other gun owners and sportsmen in the eighth congressional district of North Carolina to vote for Congressman Hayes’ reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives.”

Hayes said he is ‘honored’ to have the support of the National Rifle Association.

“I am honored to have the support of an organization devoted to the protection of gun-owners rights and the 2nd Amendment,” said Hayes. “This year, we won a major victory when the Supreme Court affirmed that there is a personal right to keep and bear arms for self defense. But there is still more work to be done, and I will continue to work hard in Congress to support the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding gun-owners, hunters, and sportsmen.”

Hayes has also earned endorsements from the US Chamber of Commerce, the National Federation of Independent Business, the National Right to Life, the North Carolina Troopers Association, the National Vietnam & Gulf War Veterans Coalition, Veterans for Freedom, Team America PAC, the American Golf Star Mothers Association, the POW/MIA Grassroots Association, Vietnam Veterans of North Carolina, and the Metrolina Vietnam Veterans Association