Special Thanks to our Victory 08 Team

November 5, 2008

NC05 wishes that the circumstances were better this morning than they were last night. We know that you all worked very hard to make the turnout high and the election strong. In some counties, republicans won strong and turned out in amazing numbers. We experienced upsets in Alleghany, Surry, and Yadkin. We had narrow misses in Alexander and Ashe. It appears that Congresswoman Foxx actually increased her margin of victory in most counties over 2006 and some over 2004. We believe this is not only a testament to her hard work and conservative values, but also to the many of you who made phone calls, placed signs, sent emails. The 72 Hour Plan workedin our district, and it is all because of you. Special thanks to Thomas Coley and Kevin Turner who organized volunteers and lead the campaigns to GOTV. Without these fellas, many of our local parties would have been overwhelmed. While we do not have all the numbers it looks like even Pat McCrory won in all of our counties save one. In a difficult election year, the volunteers of the fifth district played well. Congratulations to Sarah Stevens, Darrell McCormick, Bill McGee, and Dale Folwell. We hope we see Dan Soucek back in 2010. Mark Hollo’s narrow loss is hard to swallow, and we congratulate him on a strong campaign. Dan Barrett, our esteemed leader fought an uphill battle, and he is to be commended.

As we move forward, North Carolina will no doubt see “change” as the nation does. The change we fear will not be for the better. As Republicans, we must continue to fight for conservative principles both morally and fiscally. County parties must begin to work more together and help each other lead. Our message needs to reach those of our younger generation, and education through technology is our only hope. We have a gap to bridge and a message to re-tune, but we will return. Municipal elections are only a year away, and theirs no time like the present.

Foxx rolls to 5th district win

November 5, 2008

Published: November 5, 2008

“You have my promise,” Foxx said in an e-mail to her supporters that was released to the media, “that I will continue to work hard to fix a broken Washington and to reform the old, worn out Washington way of thinking.”


Stevens Upsets Little Jimmy

November 5, 2008

Congratulations to NC Rep-Elect Sarah Stevens.  In a sea of blue, she upset Little Jimmy Harrell to win the Surry/Alleghany seat.  You can see the final results here http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/7937/13284/en/vts.html?cid=920.

A message from Les Merritt

November 5, 2008

Statement from Auditor Merritt — November 5, 2008

For the past month it has been clear that this was going to be a difficult year for Republicans. 

I am proud of the work our office did over the past four years, and I feel that we accomplished a lot of good things for the taxpayers of North Carolina. 

While things did not go our way last night, I am extremely proud of the campaign we ran. 

I thank the people of North Carolina for allowing me to serve as State Auditor for the past four years, and I congratulate Beth Wood on her victory. 

Now, I will take some time to evaluate my next steps.

– State Auditor Leslie Merritt

Voting Problems? 866-714-0586

November 4, 2008

NC Leadership:

Please see the below phone number hotline for any issues you feel important enough to pass to our Election Day Legal Team. Please distribute this number to any who report to you Election Day problems and have them call in directly to speak with our legal team. Thank you for all that you continue to do.

Hotline: 1-866-714-0586

Zachary R Kushel
McCain-Palin 2008
North Carolina Team
919-323-3889 (Desk)
Reform, Prosperity and Peace

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.