NCGOP names new director

Posted August 5, 2013
Updated August 6, 2013

— The North Carolina Republican Party announced Monday that political consultant Todd Poole will be its new executive director.

Poole formerly served as chief of staff to 5th District Congresswoman Virginia Foxx and also worked for U.S. Sen. Richard Burr when he held that seat in the House. According to the party's news release, Poole has "consulted, managed and volunteered for many federal, state and local campaigns" in North Carolina, including the Bush/Cheney ticket in 2004.

In April, Poole co-founded Red Dome Strategies, a political consulting group, with GOP operative Andy Yates. The firm is based in Charlotte. 

“We are excited to welcome Todd as the new executive director of the North Carolina Republican Party,” Chairman Claude Pope was quoted in the press release. “Todd’s experience, knowledge of the state and political instincts will serve our party well as we work to elect Republicans at all levels of government with a keen eye on defeating Sen. Kay Hagan in 2014.”

The party's last executive director, Scott Laster, left at the end of 2012 to form a political consulting firm with his wife. Chief of Staff and Communications Director Mike Rusher has been filling in during the interim.


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  • teleman60 Aug 7, 2013

    Work for Foxx and Burr, another fringe Claude Pope 'cousin' by marriage I suppose.

    GOP can't tie their own shoes cause the manure's too deep.

    That next election can't come soon enough...

  • davidgnews Aug 6, 2013

    I don't think this is going to help their image. Foxx is a sub-par, loose canon a lot of the time. Working between Foxx and Burr, this guy is a "lostt" cause before he gets started.

    So much for their image makeover.

  • downtowner Aug 6, 2013

    Looks like the same good ole boys club. Not what the NCGOP needs to move forward into the 19th century.