Opening Session at the NC Republican State Convention

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Chairman Claude Pope called the North Carolina Republican Party State Convention (NCGOP Convention), to order Friday afternoon.

Outgoing State Chairman, Claude Pope
Outgoing State Chairman, Claude Pope

Much of the early afternoon was procedural with committee reports given by their respective chairmen.

One moment of special note was a special tribute to outgoing Chairman Pope.  National Committeewoman Dr. Ada Fisher, presented a specially made cuff link holder.  Made in South America, Dr. Fisher engraved it with thanks.

After the last committee report, Pope banged the gavel for the last time and stepped away from the podium.   Appearing to have a feeling of relief on his face, he handed the gavel to longtime Convention Chairman, Billy Miller (Mecklenburg).

Billy Miller, NCGOP Convention Chairman
Billy Miller, NCGOP Convention Chairman

Miller is always a fantastic hit at NC GOP conventions, as he deftly welds humor with his expert knowledge of parliamentary procedure.

Late this afternoon, Ambassador John Bolton will speak and we will have the coverage here, on the North Carolina Beagle – Conservative Watchdog.

NOTE: The convention agenda is here.

Ambassador John Bolton
Ambassador John Bolton
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