Republican Rally Speakers Say:Avoid higher taxes

October 31, 2008

Taylorsville Times – Taylorsville 

The amount of taxes Alexander County citizens will pay could be significantly impacted by the outcome of the November 4, 2008 elections according to those speaking at the Saturday evening, October 25th Republican Rally held at Wittenburg Elementary School.

Forsyth to consider 4-hour extension of early voting

October 31, 2008

The Forsyth County Board of Elections will meet at noon Saturday to decide whether to keep the polls open until 5 p.m. that day.

Hagan sues Dole on ad

October 31, 2008

As the campaign for U.S. Senate enters its final days, Republican incumbent Elizabeth Dole is raising religion as an issue, and her Democratic challenger Kay Hagan is fighting mad.

One-stop voting nears 15,000

October 31, 2008

By Scott Nicholson

Watauga County’s election numbers are still on track for a record turnout, as early one-stop voting begins to wind down.

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, a total of 14,515 ballots had been cast in the county, either through the one-stop voting sites or mail-in absentee ballots.

With more than 42,000 active voters on the rolls and more registering daily, voter turnout is already approaching 33 percent with the general election still days away. 

Wilkes GOP Rally! Saturday

October 31, 2008

Tomorrow the Wilkes County GOP will host its only GOTV rally at the East Wilkes Middle School in Ronda.  The rally starts tomorrow afternoon at 6PM and should only last about 90 minutes.   For more information visit the Wilkes County GOP website

Foxx GOTV Calls!

October 31, 2008

Congresswoman Virginia’s Foxx’s team is out making phone calls and pushing the 72 hour plan.  They need your help.  If you live in Forsyth, Davie, Yadkin, or Stokes please contact Brad Langston (877) 253-0861 or email him at  Foxx’s team says they are making calls all day long from 9am to 9pm.  The democrats are voting heavily, and the only way we can win is to get out every republican.

Their office is located at :
2575 Old Glory Road
Clemmons, NC 27012

Victory Indeed! Volunteer Now and make History!

October 31, 2008

We don’t know how they did it, but the Watauga area Victory Party managed to make over 1800 yesterday. However, its never enough! If you want to be a part of this history making victory team, please contact:

Kevin Turner
(Ashe, Alleghany, Alexander, Wilkes, Watauga)
149 Meadowview Drive – Boone, NC 28607
(573) 647-1616

Alleghany Election Night

October 31, 2008

Hosted by: ALLEGHANY COUNTY McCain-Palin Team


Drinks furnished Please bring snacks or desserts to share

A message from Les Merritt

October 31, 2008

State Auditor Leslie Merritt has demonstrated broad-based support, earning endorsements from key individuals, major newspapers and a wide range of groups spanning the political spectrum in North Carolina.

“All North Carolinians, regardless of their party affiliation or their candidate preference in other races, want to know that state government is spending their tax dollars wisely,” says Merritt. “That’s why I have worked hard to shake up state government and hold the politicians accountable. We have exposed countless examples of fraud, waste and abuse in state government. We have spoken out against the irresponsible budgeting practices in state government. We have called for stronger internal auditing controls in state agencies. We’ve accomplished a lot in four short years, but there is still much more to be done. I am grateful to have the support of these and many other Democrats as we continue our efforts to reform state government.”

Key individuals, groups and newspapers endorsing Auditor Merritt include:
–  Governor Jim Martin, Honorary Campaign Co-Chair
–  Governor Jim Holshouser, Honorary Campaign Co-Chair
–  Lt. Governor Jim Gardner, Honorary Campaign Co-Chair
–  U.S. Senator Lauch Faircloth, Honorary Campaign Co-Chair
–  The News & Observer
–  The Winston-Salem Journal
–  The Greensboro News & Record
–  The Greenville Daily Reflector
–  The Wilmington Star-News
–  The Wilmington Journal
–  The Spring Hope Enterprise
–  The Employees Political Action Committee, a subsidiary of the State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC)
–  National Rifle Association
–  N.C. Police Benevolent Association, Inc.
–  Raleigh-Wake Citizens’ Association (RWCA) M-PAC
–  North Carolina Utility Contractors Association (NCUCA)
–  Republican Liberty Caucus
–  Brigadier General Gary Pendleton (Ret.), Chairman of Veterans for Merritt
–  Carolyn Grant, Co-Chair, Women for Merritt; Co-Chair, Business Leaders for Merritt
–  Michelle Rich Goode, Co-Chair, Women for Merritt; Co-Chair, Business Leaders for Merritt; Co-Chair, Democrats for Merritt
–  Jane Mitchell, Women for Merritt
–  Phil Kirk, Co-Chair, Business Leaders for Merritt
–  Bob Luddy, Co-Chair, Business Leaders for Merritt
–  Steve Stroud, Co-Chair, Business Leaders for Merritt
–  Bob Warwick, CPA, Co-Chair, Business Leaders for Merritt
–  Todd Fuller, Chair, Young Professionals for Merritt
–  Wesley Williams, Co-Chair, Democrats for Merritt
–  David Bradley, CPA, Co-Chair, Democrats for Merritt
–  Perry Safran, Co-Chair, Democrats for Merritt
–  Davis Milligan, CPA, Co-Chair, Democrats for Merritt
–  Gerry Kennedy, Co-Chair, Democrats for Merritt
–  Andy Gay, Co-Chair, Democrats for Merritt
–  Jane Fowler, Co-Chair, Democrats for Merritt
–  Jane Mitchell, Women for Merritt
–  Cheryl Merritt, Honorary Chair, Women for Merritt
–  Dale Merritt, Honorary Chair, Young Professionals for Merritt
–  Brooke Merritt Chalk, Honorary Chair, Young Professionals for Merritt.

Auditor Merritt demonstrated broad-based, bipartisan statewide support while raising qualifying funds under the Voter-Owned Elections Act pilot which applies to his 2008 campaign. During that effort Auditor Merritt received contributions from all 100 counties, with 14% of those contributions coming from registered Democrats.

Fact and Fiction with Bev Perdue.

October 31, 2008

What Lies Beneath?

Rural Roads:
Pat McCrory won’t pave roads in rural areas.

According to the News & Observer, “the claim that McCrory questioned whether rural roads should be paved is a stretch. In 2000, at a meeting of North Carolina mayors, McCrory said that the state’s policy of building paved roads to every community encourages sprawl, according to an Associated Press account.”  The N&O article continued, “Is it accurate? Not entirely. The ad makes a leap in claiming that McCrory questions whether rural roads should be paved. It’s true that he has lobbied for more road funding for metropolitan areas, particularly Charlotte.”

The truth is that Pat McCrory wants to remove the politics from transportation decisions and put an end to the “old-style” politics of pitting one region against another.  McCrory has pledged as Governor to transform DOT and to develop a 25-50 year transportation plan that takes into account the needs and expected future needs of the entire state.

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