The iCaucus vetting process yielded a dead even tie between Mark Meadows and Vance Patterson. Thus, iCaucus and the Affiliate Groups did not endorse one over the other for the primary. In the primary, Mark Meadows garnered 35,733 or 37.83% of the vote and Vance Patterson garnered 23,306 or 23.61%. The responsibility of the grassroots iCaucus Affiliate Groups is to bring both of these candidates before you. The responsibility of the candidates is to clearly define the differences between them, as they perceive them tp be. YOUR responsibility as an educated voter and citizen is to pay close attention to the factual information about each of these candidates. ATPAC, as part of the iC Affiliate groups, will bring you that info on our websites, Facebook links, newspaper links, formal FEC reports and summaries of findings in them, and in Forums. PLEASE PAY CAREFUL ATTENTION TO THIS INFORMATION. Come to our weekly meetings. There are differences and you must determine who you think will best serve We The People.
Both candidates have agreed that they participate in a monthly iCaucus arranged conference call once elected. Those calls will address upcoming bills, votes and any special interest money coming into their coffers. ATPAC assures all of you that who ever wins this election will not be able to sign a birthday card without us finding out about it. We will publicize these findings on social media, newspapers and any other media. Should the representative ‘sip the cool aid,’ we will primary them out in the next election. That is a solemn promise. You can thank iCaucus for giving us the many tools – the Sentinel Program and Oppositional Research – to make that possible.
The Message To The Winner of the July 17th NC 11 Run Off and the General Election and to the GOP: The party is over. “If ever a time should come,when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, ourcountry will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent itsruin.” Sam Adams, 1776 …
That time has come! JB
July 17th Run Off Slate of Candidates: The following NC races are in a run off on July 17th. The only candidate we endorse on this list is DAN FOREST, LT GOVERNOR .Both Mark Meadows and Vance Patterson tied in the iCaucus vetting process and hence, we recommend that you take an in depth look at both. Since 5/14, the six iCaucus Affiliate groups in NC 11, asked both candidates – several times – for dates of their availability for candidate forums. As of this writing, they have committed to one forum: Cherokee 912 in Murphy, Thursday, May 24th.
As July 17th gets closer, we will have a list of recommended candidates in each category
11 District US House
Mark Meadows and Vance Patterson: both have gone through the vetting process yielding a tie vote
NC Lieutenant Governor
Dan Forest is our iC endorsed candidate and endorsed by iCaucus Affiliate groups across NC. Please vote for Dan on July 17th. Help us to get him elected!
Opponent: Tony Gurley
We will bring you a slate of ‘recommended’ candidates for the following races .
NC commissioner of Insurance
Richard Morgan and Mike Causey
NC Sec of State
Kenn Gardner; is currently moving through the iCaucus process. If anyone would like to participate in the interview, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Opponent: Ed Goodwin
NC Super of ‘Public Instruction
John Todesco: Recommended by Dr. Mike Beitler and BC School Board Member, Lisa Baldwin
Opponent: Richard Alexander