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GOP organizations in NC support Meadows effort to remove Boehner UPDATED

Congressman Mark Meadows efforts to remove [mc_name name=’Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’B000589′ ] as Speaker of the House are getting support from party officials in North Carolina, as two Republican Congressional District party organizations at the opposite end of the state from Meadows district overwhelmingly endorsed his efforts.  The resolution is being circulated to other GOP congressional district organizations and is expected to gather additional support.

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UPDATE:  The resolution has now also been passed either by overwhelming or unanimous vote in the 5th, 6th, and 11th Congressional Districts by their respective Republican Executive Committees.  Those districts are represented by [mc_name name=’Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’F000450′ ], [mc_name name=’Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’W000819′ ] , and Mark Meadows.  It is scheduled to be brought to several other districts.  No district has rejected it.  So far, this is five out of the thirteen NC Congressional districts whose GOP executive committees have called for the removal of Boehner.

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The resolutions, identical except in identification of the district organization adopting it, states that ”the Republican Executive Committee of North Carolina Congressional District # supports [mc_name name=’Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’M001187′ ] effort to remove [mc_name name=’Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’B000589′ ] from his position as Speaker of the House”.

The resolution originated with the Third Congressional District party organization, which adopted it with only one dissenting vote, and has also been adopted by the First Congressional District party, where it passed unanimously.   Republican District Executive Committees in North Carolina are composed of the district party officers, ten to fifteen at large members and the county party chairman and vice chairman of each county wholly or partially in the district.  The 3rd district contains nine whole counties and twelve partial counties while the 1st is composed of five whole counties and seventeen partial counties.

The 3rd district is represented by Congressman [mc_name name=’Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’J000255′ ] , who came out early in support of Meadows effort.  The Washington establishment spent a million dollars in the primary in 2014 to attempt to unseat Jones and replace him with a carpetbagger from K Street.  The same beltway establishment challenger has announced he will make another try in 2016,  and this resolution shows that the party apparatus in the district is not very fond of Boehner and his boys and thus should not be fertile grounds for that challenge. In the latest HAFA rating, Jones ranked as the most conservative member of the NC delegation.