Sources within the staff of Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC-11) are confirming that NCGOP vice-chairman Wayne King has been hired onto the congressman’s staff as a “senior adviser.” Word is also circulating among state GOP politicos that King will not seek re-election to the state party’s vice-chairman post.
These reports throw a monkey-wrench into earlier indications that King would challenge incumbent state party chairman Robin Hayes’s bid for reelection this summer. King has been a controversial figure in state Republican politics. He’s been the subject of numerous accusations by grassroots activists of violating party rules and meddling in GOP primaries.
With an open vice-chairman position, and incumbent chairman Robin Hayes not yet publicly committed to running for re-election, we could be in for a rather interesting state GOP convention this summer.