At Convention, NC Republicans Already Talking '12

North Carolina Republicans meeting this weekend in Wilmington are setting their sights on 2012 and wresting the governor's mansion and White House from Democrats.

About 1,600 people attended the GOP convention with 1,161 delegates casting their vote to elect former U.S. Rep. Robin Hayes to a full two-year term as state chairman. The party's executive committee elected him to serve out the rest of Tom Fetzer's term in January.

Hayes said having the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte next year gives the GOP a great opportunity to point out differences with its rival. The state GOP wants to raise millions of dollars before then.

Wayne King was elected vice chairman. King is a former chairman of the Cleveland County Republican Party and a resident of Kings Mountain.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jun 6, 2011 at 09:56 AM
    By having the longest running sentence on this post, you only prove your ignorance of the situation. Oh, you left out its Bushs fault too.
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      by Anonymous on Jun 7, 2011 at 01:18 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      Thanks for reminding us, It was Bushs fault, and you voted for him twice. Were you wearing that Tinfoil hat when you went to vote? It's obvious you were, both times.
  • by Beachbum3 on Jun 6, 2011 at 08:35 AM
    If al the state employee an other in this state just take a minute to really consider who has been responsibly for the increasing of fees an cost to the taxpayers an for the toal like of accountablity too the taxpayers of this state when it come to the mismangament of state fund within the state overal budget an the corruption has not been the total fault of the democrats in fact the republican party in my estimation has been totaly behind the scene in the whoole thing just in the order to benefit the coportae an buisiness in this state an totaly forgeting about the avertgae citizen an theri finicial burden that have been placed upon them by the legisture an the governor for she has been to closeley aligned with the republicans party too the total dismay of the publice sector employees across this state that haven had a decent amount of a real raise for years on top of years thank blame it all on the republican for that is where it truely belong to be placed is on them republicans
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      by Lubba on Jun 7, 2011 at 11:07 AM in reply to Beachbum3
      What are you saying buddy???Marc Basnight is the reason State employees have nothing and he was in charge of the democratic party for 16 years. They have run the house and senate forever, but now after 1 year, you blame this on the repub's. I can't stand either party myself, but for you to blame the repub's for not having raises makes no sense. Stop listening to your preacher in church buddy, the Democrats ran this State into the ground. Global Transpark (about 250 million wasted so far).....The Democrats buddy.......25 million dollar fishing peir Marc Basnight. Do you beleive in Bigfoot and UFO's?
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