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Craven County: GOP establishment taking their marbles, going home?

        Well, it looks like the mainstream media (MSM)  has finally noticed the hubbub within the Craven County GOP: […] A far right faction of Craven County Republican Party, many of whom say they are not in the “tea party,” now has…

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Craven GOP -Thom Tillis spat ends in Craven chairman’s resignation

    There has been quite a bit of internal drama with Craven County’s Republicans during the last year.  They’ve voted to censure state House speaker and US Senate candidate Thom Tillis for his efforts to meddle in area GOP primaries. Local party chairman Paul…

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A Coup in Craven County

The turmoil within the Craven County Republican Party is a symbolic, localized representation of the nationwide struggle between limited-government forces and statist establishment types for the soul of the GOP. Thursday evening, county party leaders met and made two bold decisions: (1) to bring charges…

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We beg to differ, Mr. Chairman …

We’re just rolling back in to Haymaker HQ after a long relaxing, enjoyable Independence Day weekend.  Over the weekend, we noticed that NCGOP chairman Claude Pope commented on our post regarding the Craven County GOP’s latest attempt at censuring state House speaker Thom Tillis.  …

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

Craven Co. GOP – Thom Tillis spat MAY cost Craven GOP chairman HIS JOB

You may recall our previous coverage of efforts by Craven County Republicans to censure state House Speaker Thom Tillis.   What is behind all of this? Well, local activists have long memories — just like their party’s mascot.  They recall stuff like THIS, THIS, THIS and…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

Craven-Tillis tiff dominates 3rd CD GOP meeting

    You knew things were going to get interesting in New Bern this weekend when all non-members of the 3rd congressional district GOP executive committee were kicked out of the meeting hall.  Of course, we had several pairs of eyes and ears in the…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

E-Mail: Craven GOP chair thought Tillis censure, letter, and meeting were A-OK from the start

We’ve been getting disturbing reports from on-the-ground in Craven County about how county GOP chairman Paul Hill has changed course on — and is now opposing — the Tillis censure letter. The chairman and NCGOP officials have reportedly been claiming that the censure letter is…

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Sources: NCGOP HQ siding with Tillis re: spat with Craven GOP

      We broke the story yesterday about the vote in Craven County to censure state House Speaker Thom Tillis.  Now come word, from sources close to the censure effort in Craven County, that county party chairman Paul Hill and officials with the state…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

CENSURED: Craven Co. GOPers have some choice words for The Speaker

      The executive committee of the Craven County Republican Party has voted to issue a letter of censure against state House Speaker Thom Tillis. (Read it in its entirety HERE.)  I asked a veteran NCGOP activist and current member of the state GOP…