We broke the story about Mecklenburg GOP chairman Curtis Watkins trying to recruit a primary opponent for House Majority Leader Mike Hager(R). It turns out that — beyond being an establishment operative — ol’ Curtis may have an ulterior motive in targeting the Rutherford County legislator. .
You see — Mike Hager has been a staunch opponent of state government subsidies and mandates that benefit the solar energy industry. Curtis Watkins WORKS FOR one of those solar energy companies — SolarWindow — that depends on those mandates and subsidies to stay afloat. In fact, according to the company web site, ol’ Curtis is Vice President of Energy Markets and Utilities AND a member of the company’s board of directors.
So, Republicans in Mecklenburg County are being led by a man whose company’s business plan flies directly in the face of the state party platform. *AW-KWARD.*