The state Republican majority only managed to scrape together $825 for then-Supreme Court justice Barbara Jackson in her losing effort. Yet they managed to find nearly $11,000 for county commissioner candidates in Tim Moore’s neck of the woods.
That’s right. A 10/30/18 check for $7500 to Catawba County commissioner Kitty Barnes (R). Apparently, someone had the good sense to STOP PAYMENT on said check on 11/2.
Here we have $3237.70 spent on mail for Cleveland County commissioner candidate Ronnie Whitestine. (Gosh, Speaker Timmy is from Cleveland County. And HE is THE county attorney — working at the pleasure of the commissioners. *What a coincidence.*)
These two Republicans were successful in their November races. But is this yet another example of really poor decision-making at NCGOP HQ that led to poor election results that will likely lead to dire consequences for the state in coming years? (Time will tell.)