Thom Tillis tribe making a play for NC Council of State | Eastern North Carolina Now

With rumors flying that liberal establishment RINO US Senator Thom Tillis is mulling a bid for governor, and Tillis flunky Michael Whatley trying to hang on the the position of NCGOP state chairman, there is a flurry of politicicans close to Tillis pushing their own bids for positions on North Carolina's Council of State.  The Council of State consists of a group of statewide elected offices, a number of which are coming vacant this election.

Andrew Murray has said he is considering a run for North Carolina Attorney General, whose Democar incumbent is leaving that office to run for governor.  Murray was Tillis and Burr's choice for US Attorney for the Western District and later appointed by Roy Cooper as acting District Attorney in Mecklenburg County.  The conservative who was already announced for that seat is former Wake County DA Tom Murry.

Tillis also has a second string prospect in the same race, former Tillis US Senate staffer Ray Starling, now an attorney for the "mother of all special interest groups", the NC Chamber of Commerce.

The State Treasurer's job is being vacated by outstanding conservative Dale Folwell who is running for governor, and the Tillis group has a flunky for that job, too.  The Tillis candidate there is State Rep. John Bradford, who was Tillis' handpicked replacement for his own state house seat when Tillis was elected to the US Senate.  Bradford has boasted of wide backing by lobbyists for the position and has compiled one of the most liberal records in the House GOP caucus.

The Republican incumbent Commissioner of Labor is also retiring, and there is a very polarized liberal versus conservative race there as well.  State Representative Ben Moss (R-Richmond) is the conservative.  Moss is the vice chairman of the House Freedom Caucus and an opponent of the Obamacare Medicaid expansion.  His liberal opponent is State Representative Jon Hardister (RINO-Guilford), a favorite of the lobbyists, especially for Big Medicine, who is a diehard support of Obamacare Medicaid expansion, an opponent of bathroom / locker room privacy laws, and a major supporter of the NC Green New Deal and climate alarmism generally, among other leftwing issues.


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( March 31st, 2023 @ 8:55 pm )
Tillis is ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE for any office, as are his associates like those mentioned above. We must beat them in the primaries, as the only other alternative is to just skip over those races. There is no significant difference between tillis and his liberal minions and a Democrat. Republicans simply have to do better than Tillis swamp creatures.

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