Tar Heel Blue Dogs Fare Poorly on Taxpayer Rankings

August 20, 2010

Group names four N.C. Republicans ‘taxpayer heroes’
By David N. Bass
August 16, 2010

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s three centrist Democrats scored in single digits on new congressional rankings that judge how well lawmakers protected taxpayers’ interests in 2009.

U.S. Reps. Heath Shuler, D-11th, and Mike McIntyre, D-7th, scored 8 percent and 5 percent, respectively, in the rankings by the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste, a conservative group based in Washington, D.C. Shuler and McIntyre are members of the Blue Dog Coalition, an alliance of House Democrats who claim to be “independent voices for fiscal responsibility and accountability.”

Rep. Larry Kissell, a Democrat representing the 8th Congressional District, isn’t a member of the coalition but has parted company with party leaders several times during his year-and-a-half in the House. He garnered 5 percent on the scorecard. Read the rest of this entry »

Reps. Foxx, McHenry receive inaugural Ronald Reagan Defender of Freedom Award

February 9, 2010

Contact: Charlton Allen, Chairman
Date: February 9, 2010
Iredell County Republican Party

The Iredell County Republican Party announced its award winners at its 2010 Reagan Day Dinner this past Saturday in Statesville, NC.

The Iredell County Young Republicans were awarded the Republican Auxiliary of the Year award in recognition of their many activities in support of conservative issues and Republican candidates over the course of the past year, and their dedication to working together with the other Republican groups and the party. This award was accepted by former Chairman of the Young Republicans, Jason Abernethy. The Iredell Young Republicans are a club of 18-40 year old Republicans in our county.

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Iredell County Reagan Day Dinner

December 25, 2009

DETAILS: Iredell County Reagan Day Dinner. VF will speak, along with Pat McCrory and Rep. Patrick McHenry.

TIME: 6:00pm (VF will not speak before 7:00pm)


Statesville Civic Center
300 S. Center Street
Statesville, NC

Jason Abernethy

McHenry clarifies his view on Obama’s citizenship

August 13, 2009

By Peter St. Onge
Posted: Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009
UPDATED 8/13/09. 10:11AM

LINCONTON U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry this morning clarified remarks he made at a town hall forum in Lincolnton Wednesday night indicating he was unconvinced that President Obama is a U.S. citizen.

During a three-hour question-and-answer session, primarily on health-care reform, Lincolnton resident Alan Hoyle asked if McHenry thinks Obama is a citizen. McHenry declined to affirm Obama’s citizenship, instead saying: “I haven’t seen evidence one way or the other.”

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McHenry, Foxx question czar count

August 11, 2009

By Jim McNally | Statesville R&L

Published: August 12, 2009

Both of Iredell County’s Congressional representatives believe the present White House has gone czar crazy.

While top aides actually have more official sounding titles, the term “czar” has been used since the Nixon administration as a shortcut for the top person on a policy, issue or department.

In response to a question from the audience about the matter at his town hall meeting in Mooresville on Monday night, Rep. Patrick McHenry said President Barack Obama had added so many new top aides that he couldn’t keep count of them.

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McHenry struggles to pay off debt

March 29, 2009

Published: March 29, 2009

Political wonks use phrases like “constant campaign” and “perpetual candidate” to describe the apparent need of office-holders to motivate the masses into pumping money into their war chests.

With members of the 111th Congress seated less than three months ago, some incumbents already are looking ahead to the next election.


Congressman McHenry to appear in Wilkes

February 11, 2009

The Wilkes County Republican Party will be hosting its annual Reagan – Lincoln Day Dinner on February 28th, 2009.   Tenth District Congressman Patrick McHenry is making his way into the Fifth Congressional District to speak to the crowd.  The Gaston County native is the youngest of the NC Delegation, and a stalwart conservative.   He joined Congress in the class of 2005 with our own Rep. Virginia Foxx, who is set to do the introductions.

Dinner will begin at 6:00pm at the North Wilkesboro Elk’s Lodge.  Cost for admission and dinner is $30/person.

To find out more about Congressman McHenry visit his websites linked below.

Rep. Patrick McHenry (Official)

Patrick McHenry for Congress (Campaign)