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Burr Still Supports Trump But Disagrees With Criticism of Gold Star Family PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Tuesday, 02 August 2016 14:41
Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr has distanced himself from GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s comments about the Muslim-American parents whose son died fighting in Iraq.
 
“There’s no place in America for this,” Burr told a Wilmington TV station Monday. “We need to thank those who commit the ultimate sacrifice, those who put on the uniform and defend this country and our ability to have elections, but I don’t think there will be anybody out there defending the statement that was made.”
 
At last week’s Democratic National Convention, Khizr Kahn lashed out at Trump, who has in the past called for a ban on Muslim immigration. Trump has since focused on immigrants from specific countries at risk for terrorism.
 
“You have sacrificed nothing and no one,” Khan said. “If it was up to Donald Trump, he never would have been in America,” he said about to his son.
 
Trump responded by saying Khan “viciously attacked” him.
 
In a statement, Burr said, “The parents and siblings of our fallen service members deserve the utmost respect – period – and the sacrifice made by their loved ones will never be forgotten.
 
“Captain Khan is an American hero in every sense of the term and the Khans deserve our sincerest gratitude.”
 
Burr has said he still supports Trump. 
 
GOP Executive Director Says Democrats Celebrate HB2 Economic Damage PDF Print E-mail
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By Donna Martinez   
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 12:48
North Carolina Republican Party executive director said at a news conference that emails released by WikiLeaks showed Democrats “celebrated” the economic damage caused by House Bill 2 and revealed “intentional sabotage” to the state’s economy by Democrats.
 
One of the emails said a Democratic Party staffer wrote “Awesome” in an email thread about the cancelation of a Pearl Jam concert. Another had a Democratic Party official refer to Gov. Pat McCrory as a “moronic little bigot of a tarheel governor.”
 
HB2 requires transgender people in government facilities to use the restroom that matches the gender on their birth certificate.
 
Claire Mahoney, Mecklenburg County GOP chair, said the Democrats were using the HB2 issue to create a “nationally orchestrated, nationally implemented” campaign to help Cooper and Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate.
 
The state Democratic Party dismissed the GOP’s allegations.
 
“There is no evidence to back up these ridiculous claims,” state Democratic Party spokesperson Dave Miranda said.
 
“The job losses and economic damage from HB2 are the responsibility of the GOP led legislature and the Republican governor who signed this bill,” Miranda said. “Now the GOP is turning around and pretending that Democrats are somehow responsible.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 July 2016 12:50
 
Raleigh Businessman Blasts HB2 At DNC PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 15:14
Raleigh entrepreneur Jesse Lipson took the stage at the Democratic National Convention and spoke against the controversial North Carolina LGBT law. He said House Bill 2 is driving away business and hurting the entire country's reputation.
 
He gave a four-minute speech in prime time during during a segment of the convention titled "Ensuring Equality." Lipson tried to tie presidential Donald Trump to HB2 and praised Hillary Clinton's efforts to help start-up companies.
 
AG Candidate’s Dad Gives $500,000 to NC Democratic Party PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 13:18
The father of Democratic attorney general candidate Josh Stein contributed $500,000 to the N.C. Democratic Party in early March, according to a recently filed campaign disclosure report.
 
The contribution from Adam Stein, a prominent civil rights attorney who lives in Chapel Hill, was by far the largest given to the state Democratic Party in the second quarter of 2016. The party raised nearly $1.4 million in the quarter, which stretched from March through June.
 
Pat Gannon of the Insider reports Adam Stein also gave $5,100 directly to his son's campaign in June and his wife Jane Stein, also gave the $5,100 maximum. 
 
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