#hayesscandal Causey: More indictments?


That’s what the man at the center of the Robin Hayes scandal is suggesting:


Federal indictments against the chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party, a top political donor and two of his associates on bribery charges could be just the beginning of the scandal that’s rocked the state’s political landscape once again.


“There could be more indictments to come,” said Republican Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey, the public official who the four are accused of trying to bribe.“We don’t know what may happen. And with a case this complex and complicated, it may takes months and months and months or years to get everything sorted out.” […]


Ruh-roh.  (*That’s right, Hillsborough Street crew.  Keep acting like this is about rehab for Robin “the defendant .”*)






[…] Hayes, a former congressman, relinquished his control of the state party Wednesday, tapping Aubrey Woodard to serve as acting chairman.[…]


“Relinquished control?”  NOT EXACTLY.  He basically is letting a handful of others do his job FOR HIM.




[…] That move was not enough for at least one member of the NC GOP central committee who called for Hayes to resign. Others called for the same thing, though the state party’s lack of succession plans and complex meeting rules made resigning less of an option, several Republican officials said.


“He should in the interest of the party divorce himself completely from the party,” said Carl Mischka, the GOP chairman in the 3rd District. “Robin’s got to resign. We’ve got to be able to create a distance between his indictment and the party and go on with the party work.” […] 


Longtime Republican strategist Carter Wrenn said it would be best for the party and for Hayes if he stepped aside.


“A volcano eruption, you don’t know where it leads,” he said. “Whether it is for the Republicans across the state, you don’t know that yet. As far as the state party goes, this qualifies as a volcano eruption.”[…]

8 thoughts on “#hayesscandal Causey: More indictments?

  1. Robin Hayes has never maintained control of the NCGOP. He has ALWAYS delegated that to others. In his first term, he turned over the functions of the chairman to his devious vice chairman. During his last two terms, he has handed effective control of the party to the hired help, executive director Dallas Woodhouse. The way Woody has his fingers in everything that happens at NCGOP, the grand jury may well be taking a good long look at him, too.

    1. When an organization like ours finds itself immersed in corruption, it should do everything in its power to clean itself up, quickly and completely. The Chairman does not have the authority to appoint his or her replacement. That function belongs to the Executive Committee. Instead of cleaning ourselves up, we’re digging ourselves in deeper. It’s really hard to get behind this party with this sort of behavior. I’m confident that many people will not. And then we’ll blame the Democrats/media for our problems. Robin should resign today and let the system work the way way it was intended. Or, maybe the system is working as intended. The Plan of Organization is loosely structured so that the people in power can contort it into saying whatever they want it to say. Trust is evaporating rapidly.

  2. Several NC media outlets are reporting that the GOP House Caucus received $290,000 from Greg Lindberg. Greg Murphy, Phil Shepard and Michael Speciale all had mailers sent on their behalf during the 2018 campaign by the State House Caucus. And now they are in the NC-3 special Congressional election. Are their State House campaigns going to return the monetary equivalent of those mailers like Mike Causey did when he received tainted donations? If they cant come clean on this right now — today — then they need to drop out of the congressional race.

    We see that when this Linberg guy makes a donation he is buying somebody. The question is with those donations to the State House Caucus which of the caucus members was he trying to buy?

  3. If you read the indictment, you will know that the really, really big money comes from the promises to make “independent expenditures.” Ever notice how many ads you see that finish by saying “paid for by” and then some nice sounding organization? I would love to know how much Lindberg gave to support the House caucus, Senate caucus and other campaigns, both directly and indirectly. I would love to know the same for the hospitals and affiliated persons, solar interests, huge hog corporations, and others who have gotten their way with the legislature in recent years. As long as there is all the power concentrated in the hands of a very few in the legislature, there will be corruption.

  4. “Others called for the same thing (Hayes to resign), though the state party’s lack of succession plans and complex meeting rules made resigning less of an option, several Republican officials said.”

    Sounds like the PoO committee has some work to do.

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