Looks like a dustup over in Moore County - with an upstart citizen declaring war on Art "the Puppetmaster" Pope's corporate money in local elections. The Pilot has the news about the General who would kick Pope's handpicked puppet, Joe Boylan.
Shaver Mounts Campaign to Oppose Boylan
If Manila 'Bud' Shaver has his way, Joe Boylan (hand picked by the Puppetmaster) will face opposition on the November general election ballot. Shaver intends to give him competition without the backing of the state Republican Party leadership. A retired Army major general, Shaver announced this week that he is mounting a campaign as an unaffiliated candidate for the District 52 seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives.
"I have no animosity against Joe Boylan, but I'm offended by the way the election went with outside forces coming into Moore County and telling us how to vote," he said. "The state party violated its own Plan of Organization."
Boylan of Pinehurst, who owns several hair salons, defeated incumbent state Rep. Richard Morgan by a 52 percent to 48 percent margin in the May 2 Republican primary election. The state GOP poured (tons of Pope's corporate) money and volunteers into the campaign against Morgan after the state Executive Committee authorized the party chairman to use any means available to topple Morgan.
"My concern is sending a message to the state party that you cannot come into Moore County and buy our votes," Shaver said.
Shaver must collect an estimated 2,000 to 2,100 signatures on a petition if his name is to appear on the ballot in November. He met with County Elections Director Glenda Clendenin on Wednesday afternoon to get the ball rolling by securing the petitions required by the State Board of Elections.
I don't know General Shaver and I doubt I agree with him on almost anything except for the fact that Puppetmaster must be stopped. It's almost worth moving to Moore County just to sign his petition. Almost.