NCGOPe on the move



Amid the hubbub surrounding the impeachment trial and the State of the Union,  there has been some interesting tactical movement in and around a certain Hillsborough Street building we all know and love.


First —  Once again, there is a vacancy in the NCGOP executive director position. It seems like just yesterday that Charlotte area resident Jonathan Sink filled Dallas Woodhouse’s clown shoes.  Today we learned that Sink has accepted the county attorney position in Gaston County.  That change is effective March 15.  So,  party “players” have until then to find a replacement.


Warning to the ED search committee:



Be on the lookout for THIS GUY.


The NCGOP convention is coming up a lot earlier this year,  thanks to the big show in Charlotte this summer.  North Carolina Republicans are currently represented on the Republican National Committee by Ada Fisher and state Rep.  Mark Brody.  The word we’re hearing is that neither of those is seeking reelection.


We haven’t heard anything on any potential male candidates,  but TWO very familiar ladies are already out there pressing the flesh.  Kyshia Lineberger of Mecklenburg County — you know,  the folks who threw out ALL but one of their elected Republicans in 2018 —  is one.


It looks like her competition is none other than Ma Cotten’s delightful progeny, Kim Cotten West.  West and Lineberger were diehard defenders of Robin Hayes and Dallas Woodhouse.  They also fought tooth and nail against Hasan Harnett and ANYTHING even remotely conservative or grassroots.  (It seems like a good strong conservative female candidate could jump in this race and steal it from these two splitters-of-the-GOPe-vote.)


Also,  it looks like former senator (and 2016 AG candidate) Buck Newton is no longer party treasurer.  The change happened quietly late last year,  informed sources told us.  Newton is heading up a PAC to raise money for the party’s judicial candidates, we’re told, and that would create a conflict with his party treasurer role.  So, he had to give up one of those jobs.  According to finance documents on file with the state, longtime NCGOP fixture Zak Crotts has taken Newton’s place as party treasurer.


The more things change,  the more they stay the same.

13 thoughts on “NCGOPe on the move

  1. Many of us Downeaster’s as well as , I would expect, learned of the ED vacancy this afternoon. I think Jonathan Sink has accepted the Legal Consul position for Gaston County, the County of residence of our Chairman. Looks like we have a lot of work to do before our February 29 meetings. Thanks to Calendar Father Gregory who gave us an extra day in February on “election years” to meet and address these problems/opportunities.

    1. Ed & Kyshia are running as a slate & it would amazing for NC!! We need to support this dynamic duo!

    2. Yes, Ed Broyhill is running for RNC Committeeman, he is currently running unopposed. He has endorsed Kyshia for RNC Committeewoman.

  2. Well my goodness, call me next time for a comment, I’d be happy to chat. I am a conservative Republican running against KCW. I have the endorsement of Mark Brody after mentoring with him for two years. I am NOT part of the NCGOP swamp and look to work for NC Republicans and promote conservative values. I’d love to chat with anyone, anytime if you want to get to know me and what I stand for. We have work to do.

    1. Kyshia be truthful you really do not like you chat. When people challenge your ideas your move is to block them on social media. You clearly do not support #FreeSpeechIsAllSpeech and you are clearly not the one we need for this role.

      1. Patrick, I have serious doubts that anyone out of Mecklenburg County which has been trying to drag the NCGOP leftward can truly represent the entire NCGOP… is the conservative rural counties that deliver the win margin that make it possible for Republicans to win on the statewide ballot and we need someone who is not backed by “Deplorable Pride” to forcefully push back on the liberal big donors whom are pressuring the RNC to liberalize. Such a person is not likely to come out of Wake or Mecklenburg, both of whom worked to deny us a real conservative for State Chairman and instead saddled us with a Lobbyist.

        1. yep #RealConservativeValuesMatter the republican party is worthless if it moves to the left on the important issues in our society #FreeSpeechIsAllSpeech

  3. I hold nothing against anyone who wants to make a career move that they feel will benefit them but I thought that when we interviewed Jonathon and others for the Executive Director position that we were looking for someone who would also make a commitment to see us through the elections in 2020. So much for that. It’s not like we are in the most important and intense time of an election cycle where we now have to commit the time and energy to do over again what we though we had done already.

  4. Doesn’t the Democrat App responsible supposedly for the Iowa fiasco remind one of the voting devices handed out for delegates at the NCGOP Convention last year?

  5. I love reading the Haymaker!

    First, I am truly heartbroken that Jonathan Sink is leaving the NCGOP Office in Raleigh He has been a magnificent ED for the past few months- always responsive, pleasant to work with, super motivated, and quick on his feet. Gaston County is getting a superb talent! I pray we can find someone approaching his skillset and demeanor by March or April.

    Second. I learned earlier this week of a positive development for the NCGOP leadership team. Glen Bradley was popularly elected as 4th District Chairman at their recent Executive Committee meeting. Glen is a rock solid conservative and he will fire up the 4th, I’m sure. It’s refreshing to see grass roots conservatives ascend into senior leadership roles on the NCGOP Central Committee. I pray Jordan Bowman – another grass roots superstar -is successful in his race for Chair in the 5th District as well. With this kind of talent moving up, the future looks much brighter for the NCGOP, long term.

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