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Gun rights voters have an opportunity to derail the anti-gun forces in Congress and at the state and local level across America this election.  There are some key races that voters should pay close attendtion to.

At the state level in North Carolina, two races are particularly important.  In the US Senate race strongly pro-gun Congressman Ted Budd (who even owns a gun store) faces anti-gun "woke" Democrat Cheri Beasley.  In a state Supreme Court race, a former Director of the NC gun control group North Carolinians Against Gun Violence, Lucy Inman,  faces pro-gun Republican Court of Appeals Judge Richard Dietz.

There are a number of legislative districts around the state with key battles between pro and anti gun candidates.  Beaufort County's State House member Keith Kidwell is one of the strongest pro-gun leaders in the legislature and he is unopposed.

At the local level, for Beaufort County  strongly pro-gun Commissioner Stan Deatherage is running for reelection, and two of his opponents, Democrat Ed Booth and RINO Frankie Waters have anti-gun voting records on the county commission.  For sheriff, strongly pro-gun Republican retired highway patrol first sergeant Scott Hammnds faces fired former deputy Corey Rogerson, whose position on gun issues is murky at best.

For a more detailed look at races around the state and country, here are resources from the most effective gun rights groups in the country and state, Gun Owners of America and Grassroots North Carolina:


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( November 6th, 2022 @ 10:07 am )
Conservative Voter: It is a dirty crowd who, by my recent experience, will not explain themselves past one or two sentences at best.

I still blame the local GOP, in part, for granting some of the perpetrators of this crowd succor within the Executive Committee or in elected office - Frankie Waters.

By the way: Has Frankie Waters, as of yet, been formerly invited to resign from the Beaufort County GOP for his continued and strident Party Disloyalty?

Just curious as I continue my Real Republican campaign for re-election to the Beaufort County Commission.
( November 6th, 2022 @ 7:02 am )
Whisper campaigns, like the one being run by Rogerson's supporters misrepresenting Hammonds positions on issues, are the very dirtiest form of politics. It is common in politics to raise issues about opponents, and I have no particular problem with that as long as it is done openly where the opponent has a chance to respond. Since whisper campaigns are usually based on untruths, they are done underground, making it hard for an opponent to respond. Rogerson does not misrepresent Hammond's positions on issues at candidate forums or in advertising, where Hammonds could respond but his supporters are doing it in an organized word of mouth campaign.

Another whisper campaign by Rogerson's supporters is directed at Republicans, telling them Rogerson will switch parties if he is elected. That is clearly a lie after he took $5,000 from liberal Democrat kingmaker Harman Gaskins, but they hope some Republicans may fall for it.

On Scott Hammonds stance on guns, I have heard him speak to that issue in person. Hammonds will protect the Constitutional rights of law abiding citizens to keep and bear arms. The only guns he will take away are those of criminals, including convicted felons who are not allowed to have guns under our state laaws.

Stan, it is shocking that the Rogerson crowd is going after people in other races just because they support Hammonds. Who wants someone who holds grudges like that as sheriff? You do not seem to be the only one. After State Representative Keith Kidwell made radio ads for Hammonds, some of Rogersons campaign people working his tent at early voting told Kidwell that they were going to "get" him in the next election. We don't need the Rogerson crowd anywhere near the sheriff's office.
( November 6th, 2022 @ 2:00 am )
There is certainly a whisper campaign afoot, with its tentacles reaching down to my campaign as well.

I was in Pinetown today, buying a barbecue plate and asking for support from voters, when I was blatantly told one individual: "I did not vote for you, I voted for Rogerson."

I immediately retorted, "I am not running against Rogerson."

Then she flippantly replied: "I am not supporting anyone that supports anyone running against Rogerson, but you can know I didn't vote to put Biden in the White House."

To which I immediately replied: "How do you know that you are not supporting Beaufort County's version of Joe Biden to the county commission?"

At that point this individual, and maybe one more, from that table, got very defensive in a stew of consternation, so I bid goodbye, then noticed as I was leaving a few assuring smiles, and a nod others from that table (a look that I am also quite familiar with) that I did or would receive their votes.

What I got from that brief, revealing exchange is that there is a whisper campaign afoot, but it is much larger than the Hammond /Rogerson Sheriff race. It is a campaign that originated among so-called Republicans who are easily mislead and not astute in the local history of what is real in Beaufort County, a condition that partly exists due to the swell of Party Disloyalty that is rife in Beaufort County's Yellow Sheet GOP, which has been allowed to foment among the inner ranks of the Executive Committee as what is normal.

I am now seeking a seventh term for the county commission - long enough to read political undercurrents - armed with a stout Conservative voting record that is well courageous by Beaufort County standards. What I know from that encountered flippant punchline today, by this uninformed voter, is that there is a large swell among people who are easily deceived, with NO touchstone of accountability.

Therefore, this measure of classic Party Disloyalty, reminiscent of the Infamous Richard Morgan sharing power with Democrats, has been allowed to exist in hushed tones in the local party apparatus, and NOW incredibly celebrated by the Inner Sanctum of the "Yellow Sheet" Beaufort County GOP. Incredibly, it is now readily apparent that their nourishment of this stage four cancer of Party Disloyalty, while well serving their Nominal Republican needs and unchecked by real Conservatives, is the perfect catalyst to destroy a viable Beaufort County Republican Party.
Bubba said:
( November 5th, 2022 @ 9:48 pm )
Scott Hammonds is the true pro-gun candidate, but the campaign of Democrat Corey Rogerson is using a nasty whisper campaign to smear him claiming falsely that Hammonds is anti-gun. They also run a whisper campaign that falsely attacks Hammonds on other things as well. Why doesn't Rogerson or his supporters have the courage to come out in the open and make those charges? They know they are untrue which is why they do them by a whisper campaign instead of out in the open. The GOP put its info, which is documented, out in the open with a postcard revealing leftist Democrat operative Herman Gaskins heavy involvment in the Rogerson campaign. In politics it is cowards and liars that resort to whisper campaigns. Here's looking at you, Corey Rogerson.

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