Western North Carolina won a huge victory today as Lyin’ Lynda Bennett lost the primary runoff to Madison Cawthorn. The GOP establishment’s anointment of Lynda included a conspiracy led by Mark Meadows and family, Jane Bilello and the Asheville TEA PAC/TEA Party, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and Jim Jordan. Some jumped on the Bennett wagon as a means to increase their personal power connections since it appeared that her nomination was secured by the powers that be. However, they made a fatal mistake in underestimating the reputation that Lyin’ Lynda earned by her actions over the past ten years.
I have been chastised by political pundits who supported her in WNC because they “knew” that she was going to be the nominee. That logic is what got us in this position across the country. Thom Tillis is example where the people did not win because the Republican Party felt Greg Brannon would lose in the general election. I also would like to point out that while she lost every county but one (so far), she lost her base of Haywood County. For those who argued with me that she enjoyed broad support across the 11th District, I can only say that I never believed Lyin’ Lynda and I never believed anyone who supported her.
Congratulations to Madison Cawthorn on a victory in the primary and a victory for the people.
42,968 votes, 288 of 304 precincts reporting