Who is murky mystery PAC doing mailings for NC Senate candidate Brinson? | Eastern North Carolina Now

A murky mystery PAC is doing mailings for the candidate recruited by liberal Republican state senate boss Phil Berger to run in our 3rd Senate district, Bob Brinson. It is leaving political observers mystified as to who they are and who is behind them.  A search of the NC Board of Elections site for the PAC "Restore NC, Inc." turns up no reference to them nor does a search at political contribution resource Open Secrets.

The return address on their mailings is a private PO Box office in Morehead City, and their corporate registered office in Raleigh is a front for corporations that do not maintain their own physical office.  There the trail seems to end.  Restore NC, Inc. appears to have no website or other presence.

Brinson was recruited by Berger and his associates to run in the 3rd district when liberal Republican incumbent senator Jim Perry decided to retire.  That retirement decision was prompted by conservative former State Representative Mike Speciale filing for the seat.  Liberal Perry is openly supporting Brinson and Berger has been twisting arms of senators in Raleigh to contribute to Brinson.

Speculation is that Restore NC, Inc. may have been created to funnel special interest money to help Brinson without having to make contributions directly to his campaign committee.  Perry was notorious for selling his soul to special interests and then voting their interests, instead of the interests of his constituents, in Raleigh. Special interests that had bought Perry's support could easily be identified by looking at his campaign reports.  Berger and his associates drumming up money for such an operation would be consistent with their twisting arms of senators for contributions to Brinson.

As Senate boss, Berger has shepparded some of liberal Governor Roy Cooper's key liberal legislative agenda items, like allowing biological men into womens restrooms and lockerrooms, the NC Green New Deal, Obamacare Medicaid expansion, the NCInnovation slush fund, and others through the General Assembly.  This in spite of Berger nominally being a Republican.  He is looking for senators who will look the other way when he pushes such legislation.


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( February 15th, 2024 @ 12:54 pm )
I would like to learn more about Restore NC - they are also funding (funneling) tens of thousands, maybe 100's, to a crook who's running for a NC House seat. Strangely, they seem to be very anti-God, anti-Pastor, and racists.
( February 7th, 2024 @ 3:03 pm )
Here's a Bing GTP lookup. Conflicting mission statement for a group sending out political fliers. Got an anti-Mike Speciale one today from them...
What is the mission of Restore NC, Inc.?
The mission of Restore NC, Inc. is to support disaster recovery efforts in North Carolina. As a non-profit organization, they focus on providing aid, resources, and assistance to communities affected by natural disasters, such as hurricanes, floods, and other emergencies. Their goal is to help individuals and communities rebuild, recover, and regain stability after facing significant challenges. 🌟🏡🌊
( February 3rd, 2024 @ 5:41 pm )
When it comes to raising taxes, Brinson has linked up with fellow travellers in Beaufort County. One of his main campaign operatives is big spending tax raising liberal Republican county commissioner Frankie Waters, who boasted last election that he had raised taxes in three of the eight years he had been a county commissioner. Another is big spender John Rebholz. Both Waters and Rebholz have a long history of lining up politically with liberal Democrats instead of fellow Republicans. That is what is pushing Brinson in Beaufort County. They say birds of a feather flock together. All of them are prone to raise taxes and increase spending.

And, yes, in his short time as a New Bern Alderman, Bob Brinson has already voted to raise taxes there.

Michael Speciale, on the other hand was one of the founders and an early chairman of the Coastal Carolina Taxpayers Association, which fights for the taxpayers against big spending.
Bubba said:
( February 3rd, 2024 @ 7:31 am )
( February 2nd, 2024 @ 6:54 pm )
Illegal immigration is another area where Brinson's connection with Phil Berger just does not add up. Brinson sends out mailers saying he opposed illegal immigration, but his patron Berger is the one who stopped the legislation against sanctuary counties in North Carolina. Things like that make me wonder if Brinson just looked at polls and decided to just say what he found people wanted to hear. I don't really believe with his huge political debt to Berger, that he will be voting against Berger's position on things like this, much less working against them.
( February 2nd, 2024 @ 4:48 pm )
According to a friend in New Bern, in just the partial term he has served on the city council, Brinson has already voted to raise taxes. And Brinson calls himself a conservative? I don't think Speciale ever voted to raise taxes his entire four terms in the NC House. A tax raiser is NOT a conservative in my book, although he seems to play one on postcards.
( February 2nd, 2024 @ 2:26 pm )
Hmmm! The man who killed the most important gun rights legislation last legislative session, Phil Berger with Constitutional Carry, recruits and supports this Brinson candidate, and Brinson then tries to tell us he is pro-gun?? What is wrong with that picture? Does it make any sense? Is Brinson just trying to tell us what he thinks we want to hear, or is he naive enough not to know that Berger will own him if he gets to Raleigh? Speciale was one of the leading champions of gun rights when he was in the House, and it is Speciale we can depend on to defend gun rights, not Berger's boy Brinson.

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