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Who is behind the political attack ads?

 

Cabarrus Jobs Now has mounted an enormous and costly effort to discredit a true Statesman, gentleman and champion of Conservatism in the person of NC House District 82 Representative Larry Pittman.

As reported by Nationally acclaimed blogger Lady Liberty 1885 they are broadcasting an attack advertisement on Time Warner Cable across Cabarrus County’s 82nd House District which as of the latest information available has cost them over $71,000.00.

We have done some fact checking on the allegations they raise in this ad and find once again that they are telling out and out lies about Rep. Pittman’s record in the NC House.

Rep. Pittman has and continues to be ranked among the most conservative members of the house as evidenced by Civitas ranking as the 13th most Conservative member in 2013 and the most Conservative member in 2014.

In addition Grass Roots North Carolina has ranked him 4 stars (their highest rating) as the most gun friendly Representative) for the entire time he has been in the House.

Partners for Educational Freedom recently sent out a mailer acknowledging his efforts and thanking him for “Giving parents the power to choose the school that works best for their children.”

He was instrumental in the passage of House Bill 371 which will allow designated members of the National Guard to carry concealed weapons in public facilities such as recruiting centers and armories and was recognized by Maj. Gen. Gregory A. Lusk, adjutant general of North Carolina National Guard who presented him with “THE NORTH CAROLINA NATIONAL GUARD CIVILIAN COMMENDATION MEDAL” in August 2015.

There are numerous other examples we could mention here but suffice to say the indicated attack ad is totally false and is intended to do nothing but cast aspersions on a hard working Constitution supporting Conservative who puts the needs of the voters first and stands up to the corruption, waste and cronyism that is found both in Raleigh and right here in good ole Cabarrus County.

So you might be thinking who are the people and businesses who are contributing to the lies being spread by Cabarrus Jobs Now or as we lovingly refer to them the “Liars Club of Cabarrus County politics?” Below we have listed a few of the top contributors as reported by CampaignMoney.com

You can click on the title below to see the full report.
Cabarrus Jobs Now “527” Political Organization
Contributions, Expenses, & Filing Information

CJN Top ContributorsAnd just for the record if you are wondering who the founding members of this group are, the Concord Independent Tribune reports …..
cabarrus-jobs-now-founders

Now just what are we going to do about this?

We would like to suggest that it might be interesting and worth your time to inquire of these business owners and private donors why they would be supporting such an organization as Cabarrus Jobs Now?

Ask them if they are aware of how this organization is spending their donations and if they support these deceitful tactics?

Ask them if they are comfortable with their name being directly linked to an organization who has repeatedly put out television attack ads and mailers that were blatant lies against good people.

Then we encourage you to post your findings back here in the comments section. It might be an interesting conversation to say the least and many of these donors might not even know what is being done with their money.

In addition if you feel these deceitful tactics should be countered we ask you to make a generous donation to Cabarrus Conservative Alliance so that we may continue our work of exposing these dirty political activities and to once again restore truth and honesty in the election of our representatives here in Cabarrus County and all of North Carolina. Just click on the donation button above or send a check to Cabarrus Conservative Alliance PAC, 705 Mooresville Rd., Suite 103, Kannapolis, NC 28081. We are required to gather the following information from all contributors contributing over $50, the full name of the contributor, the address, employer and occupational information.

Somebody hit a Nerve!

OOPS! It looks like someone somewhere hit a nerve! Actually we find it very interesting that Mr. Lewis would post something like this on his FaceBook page.

OOPS!Some how we find this entertaining, kinda like the ole adage “If this isn’t the Pot calling the Kettle Black?” It seems that when these tactics are used against honorable “MEN” like Rep. Larry G. Pittman, NC House District 82, that is just looked upon as Politics As Usual. However when it hits a little closer to home and Mr. Lewis’s group of choice is not the one telling the lies or demeaning the “OTHER GUY” then it’s time for the long claws to come out. (Of course we do live in the south and it is the honorable thing for Mr. Lewis to stand up in defense of his wife, Amy Blake.) Oh and just a fleeting thought, we wonder why Amy Blake chooses not to use her married name Lewis? Never mind we are getting off subject.

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Yes we would all be Rolling On the Floor Laughing if it were not so sad. We understand that either the Cabarrus Jobs Now group or their “Candidates of Choice”, Mr. Paul Newton and Mr. Michael Fischer have aligned themselves with the highly controversial campaign adviser Dee Stewart. For anyone who follows NC Politics that name should be very familiar as he has advised many highly controversial campaigns over the years. From what we are told, all of which were famous for dirty politics, mud slinging and out and out lies.

Cabarrus Conservative Alliance has no ax to grind where Mrs. Amy Blake(Lewis) is concerned. We simply believe that her very narrow focus on education, (regardless of how much we agree that it is an important issue) leaves a lot of other issues of equal importance to North Carolina voters out. As pointed out, she is an extremely successful educator and overall an extremely nice and likable lady. Unfortunately for Mrs. Amy Blake(Lewis) the voters in NC Senate District 36 want someone who has a broader focus and is not so laser focused on one issue.

Parish Moffitt for NC State Senate District 36
Parish Moffitt for NC State Senate District 36

That is why Cabarrus Conservative Alliance is promoting a candidate who we believe is equally as concerned about multiple issues like Parish Moffitt who’s platform shows how he views more of the issues than just Education.

 

His website indicates he

  • Supports Reduced Taxes
  • Supports Responsible Government
  • Supports 2nd Amendment Rights
  • Supports Life
  • Supports Education
  • Supports Business and Growth
  • Opposes Toll Roads

We find ourselves in an extremely unusual situation. That being, we agree with Mr. Lewis about at least one thing. The tactics taken by the Cabarrus Jobs Now Group and their candidates of choice Paul Newton and Michael Fischer against any candidate running for office is wrong. On many occasions we have found our Conservative values in conflict with the positions of many candidates running for office. In every case we have worked hard to point out the differences and to always tell the truth about those candidates backed up with factual information that is publicly available to everyone. Therefore, Cabarrus Conservative Alliance does condemn any push poll, advertisement, mailing or anything else that tells lies about any candidate. Pointing out a difference in positions is one thing, prevarications and outright lying is something quit different.

Don’t forget, Voter Registration Deadline for Statewide Primary – 2/19/2016 8:00 AM. Applications must be received by close of business on this day. One Stop Early Voting starts March 3, 2016 and the Statewide Primary is March 15, 2016.

This is the year for you to have your Conservative voice heard, get out the vote, encourage your friends and neighbors to learn about the candidates and if you can take a friend or neighbor to the polls with you to vote. There is a lot at stake this election cycle and every vote counts.

The Campaign Lies Begin Early in Cabarrus County

Well that didn’t take long! On day one of the 2016 registration for candidates Michael Fischer, who is supported by the Cabarrus Jobs Now organizers whom you should remember were proven to have sent out printed lies in the last Cabarrus County Commissioners race has kicked off his campaign by spreading lies. Specifically, in this article from the Independent Tribune, December 1, 2015 Michael Fischer made this statement…

“Tuesday Fischer said the $100,000 figure was not accurate. “We’ll raise whatever is necessary to run a competitive successful campaign.”

That statement was in response to the following:

In October, Pittman wrote a letter to the editor stating that Fischer’s supporters, Cabarrus Jobs Now, were trying to raise $100,000 to unseat him. He said the most he had ever raised for a campaign was $40,000 in 2014 and he didn’t spend all of that.

Also for the record here is the letter which Rep. Pittman was referring to. Please pay close attention to the last paragraph.

MichaelFischer letter-smIt clearly states “Michael needs to raise $100,000 before the end of the year… now notice the rest of that sentence about making the race competitive and getting his message out. By now we should all know what that message will be… MORE LIES, just like those put out by the CJN group in the last Cabarrus County Commissioners race.
Here are a couple of reminders in case you forgot about those lies….

CJN Printing Lies about County Commissioners
CJN Printing Lies about County Commissioners

 

Now in addition to this, you may be asking yourselves why would a successful young attorney with a prestigious law firm in Charlotte decide to take time away from a lucrative six figure career to go to Raleigh for a job that pays less than 1/3 that amount? We will let you answer that question for yourselves.

More importantly we should be asking who is funding him and why?

Look no further than the above letter signed by several of the organizers of the Progressive group Cabarrus Jobs Now. Current Cabarrus County Commissioner Diane Honeycutt, Cyndie Mynatt, daughter of current Commissioner Grace Mynatt, and Hotel Chain owner Doug Stafford.

One would ponder just why are these and a few other influential business people, some who are actually registered Democrats of Cabarrus county supporting Michael Fischer to oppose Representative Larry Pittman who has a very conservative record?

Representative Pittman has shown that he consistently stands strong in support of the voters of Cabarrus County against corruption and waste in Raleigh and has actively worked to help our Teachers, Highway Patrol, and Retired state workers. A representative who has fought tirelessly for our Constitutional right to keep and bear arms (2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution) a man who took the lead in fighting to remove Common Core from our Educational System and who continues to work to reduce the size and intrusion of government into our daily lives and our pocket books.

We must wonder if Mr. Fischer is so willing to saddle up with those who would out and out lie about these things, just what would he be willing to do if he were allowed to go to Raleigh and collude with the corrupt politicians who have taken over the Republican majority as reported in this article by the DailyHaymaker?

The choice is yours, whom do you want representing you in Raleigh? A proven Constitutionally Conservative and honorable man Larry Pittman, or another lawyer supported by an organization which has been proven to be corrupt and willing to outright lie to get their chosen person elected?

Isn’t it time we let our voices be heard and our values properly represented by those whom we elect and send to office on our behalf? Shouldn’t we demand honesty and integrity from our elected representatives? If the answer to these questions is YES then your choice for NC House District 82 Representative should be glaringly clear.