Friends all across North Carolina,
A gain of 9 seats for an historic 77 out of 120 seats in the North Carolina House. I am expecting great things from the new House of Representatives, we will work closely with Gov. Pat McCrory and our friends in the Senate.
In the election of 1868 the people of North Carolina elected a Republican Governor and a Republican General Assembly. That lasted until 1870. Not since then has an incoming Republican Governor been greeted by a Republican Legislative Majority.
We are eager to work for conservative, limited government, reasonable regulation, and justice for all.
The candidates who prevailed had something to do with their own election. But they will all admit that it would never have happened without the thousands of Republican activists who do the hard work of democracy -- knocking on doors, calling their neighbors, contributing money, putting up yard signs and writing letters to the editors.
The results in the rest of the country were not good. But here in North Carolina the results were outstanding in every region of the state. From Manteo to Murphy we had solid Republican organizations that worked hard and got results.
We still need your help. We have our ideas for legislation. But we need yours as well. We need ideas for saving money, cutting back the regulatory stranglehold of government, reforming our education system and clearing out any other impediment to full employment and justice for all.
Please let your Senator and Representative know what you think. If you have no Republican Representative or Senator to listen to you send your ideas to me. I will forward them to an appropriate person who can check them out.
Thank you once again for all of your hard work.
With best regards, I am