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STORIES FROM THE NATION

Back in 2018, multiple media outlets reported that there were supplies for Puerto Rico sitting unused or rotting in shipping containers. The Puerto Rican governor tried to blame the Trump administration. After what happened two days ago, the people are literally carrying a guillotine to her office. CNN

Let's turn to education. On the same week parents have had enough of far-left teachers' unions and formed their own and just prior to School Choice Week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren gets challenged on her student debt cancellation plan and it does not go well. In fact, it is downright embarrassing for her but a joy to watch. Washington Examiner

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A lot of attention was paid to the House impeachment proceedings, specifically Rep. Adam Schiff. As if you didn't know this was coming, a new report is out that Schiff mischaracterized evidence in the House's articles of impeachment hearings. POLITICO

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs act has helped propel the economy into high gear. The Trump administration has announced a second tax cut bill will be announced in the near future. In case you didn't know where House Democrats stand on decreasing your taxes, it has almost no chance of passing the House. Washington Times

STORIES FROM NC

Over the last two cycles, many of you have complained the Party hasn't paid enough attention to the statewide judicial candidates. That stops this cycle. This week the NCGOP launched the Judicial Victory Fund to aid the eight statewide candidates running for Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. Gaston Gazette

The culture of corruption surrounding Governor Cooper has been with him since his days in the General Assembly, when bribery ran rampant. This Recap has discussed his $58M slush fund from the Atlantic Coast Pipeline deal, and now the plot thickens. Carolina Journal

Unelected and Obama-appointed Judge Loretta Biggs issued a disgraceful ruling regarding the implementing legislation for the voter ID constitutional amendment that was overwhelmingly passed in 2018. Legislative leaders are fighting back because AG Josh Stein decided he wanted to wait until after the primary to do his job. The Times-News

NC Democrat Party Comms Director Robert Howard has already come under fire for his less-than-amusing tweets when he was "trying" to become a comedian. Now, instead of insulting women, he's insulting voters of color because they don't vote how he thinks they should. Not a good look. WTVD

TRACKING YOUR REPRESENTATIVES

CONGRESS

The House passed only one bill and it was after this Recap had already been written, which was a bipartisan bill to address age discrimination in the workplace.

The Senate is solely focused on the impeachment trial.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Both chambers are out until April.

UPCOMING EVENTS

January 26 - February 1 is School Choice Week! Check out their page to find some events near you and stay tuned for additional events. NC School Choice Week

North Carolina School Choice is also opening the week with an event featuring NC Civitas' Leah Byers! Go check it out: NC School Choice Lunch Chat

North Mecklenburg Republican Women, the Mecklenburg County Evening Republican Women, Hornets Nest Republican Men, and the Mecklenburg Young Republicans are hosting a GOP Council of State candidate forum. Details here: NC GOP Council of State Candidates Forum

BlexitNC had a successful launch over the past couple months and are headed to Boone on February 11. Check it out here: Blexit Fight To Freedom Tour - Appalachian State

Make sure to visit the NCGOP Events page to see more events than what's listed there. There are several events coming up in counties that feature lots of local candidates that are in primaries. If you don't want to walk into the booth during primary voting this February and March, go check out these events to hear from candidates.

Voter Tools:

Sample ballots are up! Check your voter registration HERE to find your sample ballot. 

If you're not registered to vote, you must be registered by 2/7. Find a voter registration form here.

Absentee ballot voting has started! Request a ballot here. Seriously, don't wait. If you know you're not going to be around for early voting or election day, request a ballot now.

Early voting starts in 20 days on 2/13. Stay tuned for sites and hours.

 

Hope everyone has a good weekend!

Jeff Hauser

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