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NORTH CAROLINA REPUBLICAN PARTY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Rachel Lea Hunter Brings Democrats and Republicans Together
(RALEIGH) – Today, in yet another in a series of non-scencical email rants, candidate for North Carolina Supreme Court Rachel Lea Hunter has compared Democrat State Party Chairman Jerry Meek to Adolph Hitler.
Last Tuesday, Jerry Meek announced that he will recommend that the State Democratic Party withhold an endorsement of Rachel Lea Hunter after Hunter, a registered Democrat, compared an African-American congressional candidate to a slave returning to the plantation. Meek said Hunter’s comments show that she “lacks the judgment and temperament necessary for a Supreme Court Justice.” (“NC Democratic Party Chair Repudiates Rachel Lea Hunter’s Racist Comments,” NCDP Press Release, June 6, 2006).
In response, Hunter she said that her comments were misunderstood. However, rather than retract the statement, Hunter called Jerry Meek “Der Führer” and changed her terminology by comparing the candidate to an “Uncle Tom,” a term originating during slavery where slave owners gave well-liked and trusted slaves less physically demanding duties to perform.
“Clearly, the actions of Rachel Lea Hunter are beyond reprehensible,” said Ferrell Blount, Chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party. “Comparing Jerry Meek to Hitler is not only unfair to Jerry but it is also unfair to those who suffered under Adolph Hitler’s tyranny. Using such outlandish comparisons when unwarranted trivializes the sacrifices of those who paid the ultimate price to remove Hitler from power.”
The North Carolina Republican Party has endorsed Justice Mark Martin in his re-election bid for the State Supreme Court. Justice Martin is a veteran judge with over 13 years of judicial experience, and he is the only member of the N.C. Supreme Court who has worked on both the N.C. Court of Appeals and the N.C. Superior Court.
“I am happy that some things, and some people, can still bring Republicans and Democrats together,” added Blount. “Jerry Meek and I do not agree on many of the solutions to the problems North Carolina faces, but we most certainly do agree that Rachel Hunter is unfit to serve on the North Carolina Supreme Court.”