Press conference in honor of Cathy Wright receives wide coverage

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Every Seat is in Play

March 5, 2010 in News | Comments (0)

ncgoponegoallogoPITTSBORO, N.C. -– NCGOP Chairman Tom Fetzer, House Republican Leader Skip Stam and Senate Republican Whip Jerry Tillman held a press conference today to announce their “M&M Strategy” and help Cathy Wright kick off her campaign against Speaker of the House Joe Hackney.

The GOP leaders were joined by several Republican members of the General Assembly in Pittsboro, currently represented by Hackney.

“The fact that all of these Republicans are gathered in Pittsboro is no accident,” said NCGOP Chairman Tom Fetzer.  “We’re here, in Joe Hackney’s district, to announce that every seat is in play this year.  We call it our ‘M&M Strategy.’  From Murphy to Manteo, Republicans will pursue every seat and let the voters know that they don’t have to settle for higher taxes and corrupt government anymore.”

Senate Republican Whip Jerry Tillman noted that for the first time in modern history, Republicans have fielded candidates in all 50 Senate Districts.  “It’s a sign that Republicans are energized and Democrats are not,” Tillman said.  Speaking about the fact that eight Democrat Senators have decided not to run for re-election, Tillman said:  “The Democrats would rather retire, because the back row would be too embarrassing for them.”

House Republican Leader Skip Stam spoke about the “most impressive recruiting class in memory.”  The House GOP has fielded candidates in 111 of the 120 seats in the House.  “We have great candidates who will work hard to put the people first.”  Stam introduced Cathy Wright, who is running against Joe Hackney in House District 54.

Wright spoke about the need for lower taxes and a more business-friendly approach to state government.  Fetzer made a bold prediction to Wright as the conference ended:  “We’re all coming back here in November to have a victory celebration.”


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