On May 5, 2015 Craig Collins, one of three candidates for NCGOP Chairman, spoke before the Caldwell TEA Party group. Below are a few of the questions that were asked of him at the meeting. I, for one, appreciated his willingness to address some of these sensitive topics.
On “Reelect Burr” email: Collins answers a question about his statement that the party must ensure the reelection of Sen. Richard Burr.
On 2012 RNC actions, update: Collins answers a question regarding actions of the state party during the presidential nomination at the 2012 Republican National Convention. 2012 NC Delegates pledged to vote for Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum complained that their votes had been cast for Mitt Romney without their consent by then-delegation chair and party Vice-Chairman Wayne King. The state central committee formed an investigatory subcommittee to research the matter and address complaints in order to avoid legal action for state statute violation. To date, the subcommittee has taken no action to prevent the violation from occurring in the future.
On AJ Daoud RINO Hunter Attacks: Collins answers a question regarding recent attacks against another candidate (who has since officially declared).
On Whether Party Would Keep Executive Director Position: Collins answers a question pertaining to whether or not the state party will continue use of an executive director under his chairmanship.
On Salary: Collins answers a question regarding his anticipated salary for the position.
On Former Running Mate Carolyn Justice: Collins answers questions regarding the circumstances of his former running mate, Carolyn Justice, dropping out of the race after Justice issued a statement that Dee Stewart (Collins’s campaign consultant) was the reason that she had to quit. (further reference: http://dailyhaymaker.com/?p=11294)
“Are you a RINO?”: