It was not a good day to be Dallas (or his grandpa). In the First Congressional District, Thomas Hill — who, in 2013, guided his county party to endorse Greg Brannon over Thom Tillis in the 2014 US Senate primary — got elected district chairman.
In the 3rd district, Ma Cotten’s sweet, sweet little girl was replaced by Carl Mischka — a friend of The Haymaker. So, it was a good day for the grassroots.
So, we now have at least two guys in senior party offices who are not fans of Dallas and his grandpa. (They replace two folks who HAD been big fans of that mess at the Raleigh HQ.)
Even more interesting news from the 3rd — Robin Hayes got hit with the kind of boos you’d expect to hear Patriots fans hitting NFL commissioner Roger Goodell with. Also, the 3rd held a straw poll for the state party chairman’s race. Hayes, the incumbent installed via coup last year, got NO VOTES.
The 1st and 3rd districts include an awful lot of the folks upset with Hayes over his involvement in the state’s punitive regulation of the commercial fishing industry.