Republicans stepping up organizing in NC

Posted March 17, 2014
Updated March 18, 2014

— The Republican National Committee and the state Republican Party said Monday that they are ramping up their organizing efforts to help with the U.S. Senate race in November and add to legislative gains made in recent years.

The Boots on the Ground effort will include field offices across North Carolina and incorporate outreach efforts to minority communities and mobile technology, officials said.

"Boots on the Ground is the earliest and most significant get-out-the-vote investment the RNC has ever made in North Carolina," Matt Pinnell, North Carolina director for the RNC, said in a statement. "We’re building a truly statewide grassroots network to mobilize our base and utilizing state-of-the-art mobile technology to turn out the vote."

GOP officials declined to say how much they are spending on the effort, which takes their traditional Victory efforts to a yearlong scale.

The effort will focus on recruiting and training precinct-level activists to mobilize voters. It also will expand of the African-American Engagement Office in Charlotte, which the RNC opened last fall, to build relationships between the party and black voters.

A mobile app will provide volunteers real-time information and easier access to data.

“The only way Republicans can gain a majority in the U.S. Senate is to win back North Carolina’s Senate seat," said state Rep. David Lewis, R-Harnett, an RNC committee member. "The NCGOP and RNC partnership will play a huge part in accomplishing that goal by reaching out to and mobilizing North Carolinians who want to move our country in a new direction."


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  • goldenosprey Mar 19, 2014

    2010 gerrymandering (caused by a vote of fearful over 70 voters at a time coinciding with a census) and voter suppression laws will merely slow down the leak. Republicans, enjoy these last days of power. For you will return to the days of Ike and Nixon or become forgotten by voters.

    Anyone whose W2 shows less than a quarter mil $$ is hurting themselves voting republican. Republicans care no more about you or the constitution or your rights than the tobacco industry. Your fear is their weapon, your anxieties their security. Your hate, their control.

  • downtowner Mar 19, 2014

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    I see things differently for 2016. The GOP are likely to have some big wins in 2014, although perhaps not enough to retake the Senate, but definitely enough gains to gum things up for the forseeable future. They will also hold the house for sure. This is likely to reinforce their no-compromise and obstructionist behavior imo. Having achieved success in the midterms, they will feel invigorated to shift more to their strongest demographic--the aging tea party/extreme right and they will have NO incentive to make any real positive changes in their immigration policies, views on women's and gay rights, and stance on economic inequality in time for 2016, and without any fresh ideas or new blood they will lose the presidency again...and again...and again.

  • doctorgraves71 Mar 19, 2014

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    what joke..religious traning..hahahahahahaha

  • glarg Mar 19, 2014

    All over the country there are traditional Democrat seats that are now lost because of the extreme leftists policies of Pelosi/Obama. NC is just one of the areas that is realigning.

    The Dems are in trouble in 2016 because they dont have any moderates anymore with national prominence. Without their charismatic faux Messiah on the top of the ticket they are in trouble.

  • Charlie Watkins Mar 19, 2014
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    The Republicans had to step it up in North Carolina because of the wonderful job that Chairman Voller is doing.

  • Billy Smith Mar 18, 2014
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    Yep a man and a woman getting married then having children who receive religious training and functional education that have private sector jobs who provide retirement and health benefits is pretty extreme.

  • Kenny Dunn Mar 18, 2014
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    If they are working to promote extremists I wish they would go away. We have enough of those already.

  • notexactly Mar 18, 2014

    again, this proves exactly nothing but the race of the population> Has nothing to do with how they vote or for whom. Your facts about that are wrong, again. I think it is either warren or vance county, ( may be wrong) but over 50% of those folks are getting some sort of assistance from the tax payer. Well I mean over 50% of households to be exact. That is sad if you ask me. and Most counties have a large rural population, which also proves nothing on how they vote. This state as I said has more registered dems than reps. Don't mean they all voted on how they are registered

  • notexactly Mar 18, 2014


    Um sorry there bud, your wrong. Most on assistance vote dem, but all parties have this issue. Don't really matter what you call yourself. I am unaffiliated, and mostly vote reps. I just don't like being lied to by a politician no matter which one it is. Its just the dems are the ones doing the lying right now, on a daily basis. Then you have you guys just defending them like its OK. WOW. I don't agree with the republican party as a whole right now either, but they are not the ones spilling lies and promising things they know they cant deliver, but your guys are. To each his own. The last dem I voted for was Clinton, then he lied so that was it for me. Word to the wise, it really don't matter what your voter registration is there bud, you can vote for whomever you want. Many register different every year, Say if I don't like a dem candidate and don't wont them to win the ticket, I can register as a dem and vote in the primary, then vote rep all I want in the elections. cool right?

  • djfreaky Mar 18, 2014

    Taken directly from US Census date. (whites increased in 2012 approximation)

    Population, 2010 15,579
    Persons 65 years and over, percent definition and source info Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2012 22.3% 13.8%
    Female persons, percent definition and source info Female persons, percent, 2012 50.9% 51.3%

    White alone, percent definition and source info White alone, percent, 2012 (a) 97.0% 71.9%
    Black or African American alone, percent definition and source info Black or African American alone, percent, 2012 (a) 0.5% 22.0%
    American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent definition and source info American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2012 (a) 0.9% 1.5% Asian alone, percent definition and source info Asian alone, percent, 2012 (a) 0.4% 2.5% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent def