#ncpol: NCDems give NCGOP a fundraising spanking

We were told North Carolina Republicans NEEDED Robin Hayes.  He’s a fundraising impressario, we were told.  Cash rains down on him.

Let’s see how he’s done:

The North Carolina Democratic Party has an early fundraising advantage over the state Republican Party thanks to intensive efforts by Gov. Roy Cooper and others to try to take General Assembly control away from the GOP.

The state Democratic Party raised nearly $1.7 million in the first half of the year. The North Carolina GOP total is one-fourth that amount, or $422,000. Democrats had $1.9 million in cash on hand while Republicans had $182,000. Figures were in state campaign reports due last Friday. […]

But, but, but Zan and Ma Cotten and lil’ Cotten all said …..

[…] Cooper and Democratic leaders already have announced raising over $1 million for state House and Senate campaigns. The next elections are in November 2018 after a three-judge panel rejected late Monday a request to move them up due to redistricting that’s soon to occur. In the first half of 2015 — the identical period in the previous two-year election cycle — the state party raised about $632,000.

“Democrats across the state are unified, fired up and determined to help move our state forward and break the Republican supermajority,” state Democratic Party Chair Wayne Goodwin said in a release. “Under Governor Cooper’s leadership, our party is the strongest it’s been in decades.”

Republican Party finances are in line with similar periods and don’t include other GOP sources, like $475,000 raised by Senate leader Phil Berger during the first six months. GOP officials promised later Monday their party would keep an overall fundraising edge when money from campaigns of individual GOP candidates is included.

“Republicans have and will have a significant advantage, even when all the funds are combined,” state GOP Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse wrote in an email.

Really? This is what we’re going with?  *”Wait til’ you see how much loot Phil and Timmy have scooped up.”*

And a “significant advantage”?  Dallas, $1.7 million is bigger than $422,000.  It IS.  (Trust me.)

THAT is a far cry from all the rhetoric we got about how the NCGOP will simply die if an inexperienced rookie who “can’t raise money” gets tapped as chairman.

I know it helps to have a governor of your own party in power.  But the NCGOP has the legislature. (And they’ve got Dallas and his grandpa.)

15 thoughts on “#ncpol: NCDems give NCGOP a fundraising spanking

    1. Nix really could have helped get Jim Womack elected Chairman and in the process restore her good standing among the Libertea Crowd. I am deeply saddened and disappointed that she failed to do this.

  1. No surprise here. I don’t think the NC GOP leadership understands what has happened in the Tar Heel State due to RINO malfeasance. Need reminding? The hapless McCrory paid no attention to the state’s Republicans and conservatives, thereby forfeiting the governor’s office. RINO Justice Bob Edmunds personally handed our Supreme Court to the Democrats. RINO Republican appointees have left the UNC system under the firm control of the leftist Democrats. The crowning blow occurred last week in DC when the GOP Senate refused to repeal Obamacare, simply proving that they are a bunch of unrepentant liars. Talk about demoralizing our base.

  2. No money and an electorate who are so fed up with the GOP selling us down a river that they’re not going to bother showing up in #2018 vs the super motivated democrat machine. Yup, I’m sure Gramps has everything under control.

  3. Bloodbath is coming, Republicans. Get ready. You have lost your base. You will lose the House next go around. And this money NOT raised but the NCGOP is a dismal joke, as are Grandpa and Idiot Boy.

  4. Yeah, that’s what happens when you crap all over the grassroots, and actually raise the overall tax burden on the average North Carolina citizen.

    Nobody likes corrupt cheating liars.

  5. The Republican Senators in DC who just outright lied to us about repealing Obamacare and who nonchalantly now go merrily about their business have no earthly idea what’s coming against them. They long ago destroyed conservatism; now they have destroyed the Republican Party. Not even Trump can save the GOP like he did in 2016. It’s all over and the bloodbath is coming all the way from DC to Raleigh.

  6. It’s hard to see much a difference between the parties, when you subtract the Potty Parity distraction. RINO’s have taken control, and political payola is the rule of the day.

  7. The numbers are quite revealing. Chairman Hayes promised to raise $750K for the year in his “Shareholder’s Report” this past spring (a solicitation mechanism that probably cost more to produce than was raised). Interestingly, If Mr. Hayes achieves his stated objective of $750K this year, he will have achieved the LOWEST amount raised in 20 years of GOP fundraising. How’s that for achieving one’s goals? Looks like he is on track to hit his target. And no doubt a lot of those funds he raised were profits from charging rank and file republicans large fees to attend the June GOP convention in Wilmington. Maybe if the central committee allocated more jet fuel for Robin’s private plane he could do better in the fundraising department…

    1. That ”shareholder report” was not a fundraising mailing. It was a corrupt misuse of party money to do a campaign mailing for Robin Hayes’ reelection campaign, which is why it was mailed to all the delegates and alternates to the convention. It was never intended to raise money, and this corrupt misuse of party money is a very good reaosn not to give a dime to NCGOP until there is a thorough housecleaning at the top.

  8. My guess is the Unaffiliated base can raise more money than the NCGOP…let’s all rally behind UNA candidates in 2018!!!

    1. We need to rally behind CONSERVATIVE candidates in 2018, on whichever line they are running, and from recent history it will NOT be Democrat.

  9. Right after Christmas 2016, I got an email from NCGOP stating that because of good fundraising the fee to attend the State Convention Business Sessions would be lowered from $90 to $65.

    If the NCGOP continues to struggle fundraising then it looks like we may be heading towards a $100 General Session fee. This is truly absurd and it could have been prevented if the State Legislature had not repealed allowing check off funds to fund political parties via the State Income Tax Return. This did hurt the Dems coffers (which is good) but it appears to have hurt the GOP more.

    If a new Chairman gets elected in 2019, I hope they can make the Convention Business Session revenue neutral and just let the meals be fundraisers for the party.

  10. What we need is more candidates running for office in the spirit of our President. In all the counties he won, there should be like minded candidates running for state and county races. The votes are there, they proved it in November.

    The NCGOP is a joke and should not be counted on whatsoever. They’re exactly like the GOP senators who really do not want to repeal Obamacare.

    There needs to be a purge in the party of all those only interested in pursuing their own agenda.

  11. You guys have got it all wrong. Team Outhouse – Haze did not really say we were good at FUND raising. We said we were good at FUN raising. Remember that long line to register at the Wilmington conventions? Wasn’t that FUN? Or remember how we rammed through those hidden Plan of Organization changes? Wasn’t that FUN? Remember how we dragged everything out at the previous convention so we could count the votes the way we wanted in the National Committeewoman’s race so that it would come out the way we wanted? Wasn’t that FUN? See, we have lots of FUN in the NCGOP, whether or not we do so well with FUNDS.

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