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New grassroots video seeks action on 2012 RNC heavy-handedness

    It’s pretty clear that folks across the country — as well as in the Carolinas — are still smarting from the heavy-handed, top-down, DC-centric management of  the 2012 Republican National Convention.  Party rules changes supported by DC and the Romney campaign were rammed…

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NCGOP: Hayes DONE, King goes to Congress

    The NCGOP convention should be interesting this summer.  Chairman Robin Hayes has announced his plans to not seek reelection to the post.   Vice-chairman Wayne King has taken a position with newly-elected congressman Mark Meadows (R-11th). Former legislator Glen Bradley has announced his…

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Ready to rumble: King vs. Hayes for NCGOP chairman?

        Yep. That one made me raise an eyebrow, too.  But that is what I am taking from conversations over the last few days with some NCGOP politicos.   I got a kick out of a comment from one of my sources:…

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Hayes: NCGOP all in FOR Priebus @ RNC

    NCGOP chairman Robin Hayes has proven — once again — that,when the DC establishment needs something handled, he’s THERE for them. The state party chairman has sent out an email to RNC leaders telling them that he and North Carolina’s two voting RNC…

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Reports: Grassroots move against GOP establishment

Quite  a few details are leaking out about the NCGOP executive committee meeting in Cary on Saturday.  The long-rumored ascent of Wayne King to the party chairmanship has been put on hold — FOR NOW.  Party sources for months had been suggesting that NCGOP chairman…

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Moore County Tea Partiers get in Robin Hayes’s face

Dee Park, president of Moore Tea Citizens, tried to pull off a stunt on Sept. 10 akin to a permanent peace agreement between cats and dogs.  She brought in North Carolina GOP chairman Robin Hayes to address her group– not exactly a Hayes fan club…

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Morton Blackwell sounds off on RNC rules change controversy

    Remember the video of Robin Hayes’s temper tantrum at the RNC?  There was an older gentleman in the video who was invited as a guest speaker to explain his concerns with the rules changes.  (Rantin’ Robin gave him quite a sarcastic, disrespectful reception.)…

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NCGOP moves into damage control mode

        In the face of a “Fire Hayes and Clean House” groundswell among party activists, the folks at NCGOP are taking steps to limit damage caused by the leak of a videotaped rant by state party chairman Robin Hayes at the recently…

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Did Rantin’ Robin spark an intra-party rebellion?

  We are still feeling the aftershocks from NCGOP chairman Robin Hayes’s videotaped Tony Soprano-style shakedown of North Carolina delegates at the Tampa convention. I’ve personally heard from numerous activists across the Tar Heel State expressing their frustration on- and off-the-record.  People are demanding actions…

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Republican Liberty Caucus source stands up for Ada Fisher in RNC rule change fight

    We recently reported on a video documenting a temper-tantrum / tirade by NCGOP chairman Robin Hayes at the national GOP convention in Tampa.  The meeting documented on video was one called by Dr. Ada Fisher, one of North Carolina’s two representatives on the…