We’ve been hearing that NCGOP vice chairman candidate Michelle Nix is being wooed ‘hot-and-heavy’ by the camp of the establishment candidate for state party chairman, Craig Collins. We’re hearing it from Murphy to Manteo. From party insiders to Tea Party activists. We thought it was fair to get the word straight from Mrs. Nix’s mouth. She released this written statement to us today:
[…] I would like to make it clear that I am running for Vice-Chair of the North Carolina Republican Party and only that. The rumors going around that I am aligning myself with a candidate for State Chair are simply false.
I am an independent candidate — I was neither handpicked nor drafted. I am not running on anyone’s slate; however, I believe that all announced candidates for North Carolina Republican Party Chairman are well-qualified and I consider both candidates to be tremendous assets to the party. I am solely focused on my campaign to restore strength, unity, and victory to the North Carolina Republican Party. As Vice-Chair, I will work hard to ensure that I bridge the gap between the grassroots and the state party. I am looking forward to continued dialogue from all wings of the party. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at: email@example.com — I value everyone’s input! […]