East Wake Republican Club

Press Release - The Great Debate

Contact:  Duane Cutlip                                                                             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Amid “Debate”, East Wake Republicans Find Unity

Pledge to elect a Republican in the Fall to fill Jesse Helm’s old seat


On Friday night, the East Wake Republican Club hosted a forum for Republican candidates in the U.S. Senate race dubbed, “The Great Debate”, at Hephzibah Baptist Church in Wendell.

Seven candidates participated with the topics of discussion covering jobs, the economy, energy independence, the national debt, and, of course, Obamacare.  While each candidate had a cross section of support among the over 500 attendees, they were all in agreement when it came to the topic of ousting Kay Hagan in November.

Organizers explained the impressive turnout as the result of North Carolinians “waking up”. “North Carolina has always been a common-sense conservative state”, said Duane Cutlip.  “People are concerned with the direction of our country and are coming out in droves to get behind the person they feel can best represent the values of North Carolina in Washington”, he continued.

David Cozart explained, “Kay Hagan has been wrong on the Stimulus. She’s been wrong on the debt. And, she’s certainly been wrong on Obamacare.”

Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest was on hand with brief remarks that promoted unity, and he was joined by several dozen other candidates and elected officials from the area.  Attendees came from at least eight different counties and chairs had to be pulled in to accommodate the crowd.  Two overflow rooms were prepared for those unable to fit in the main auditorium.

The East Wake Republican Club encouraged attendees to vote in the primary election on May 6 and promoted their next major event called, “Red, White, & BBQ” to be held on Saturday, July 12 at 6:00pm.  It was stated that they expected more than 1,000 to attend that event.  It was noted that the event would occur a mere three days before a potential runoff election on July 15.




The East Wake Republican Club is a local organization that advocates for common sense conservative principles. Their special events are normally attended by hundreds of East Wake residents and feature some of the top speakers and politicians in North Carolina.  They routinely reach thousands with their issue advocacy and grassroots efforts.


For more information, visit www.eastwakerepublicans.comor contact Duane Cutlip by calling (919) 822-2010, or through e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..