May 16, 2022/Media, Press

Nasty #NCSEN GOP Primary Tests Party Divides

After more than a year “filled with attack ads, outside spending and allegations of debate-dodging,” the North Carolina Republican Party will now be faced with yet another challenge – uniting their party after one of the most divisive primary seasons in the country.

The GOP primary served as a “proxy for this general conflict that’s going on in the national Republican Party,” sparking “dissension” and “frustration” among Republicans throughout the primary fight, which now leaves them to “scramble” to unify. 

While Republicans were locked into a “costly” and “unusually bloody” “primary brawl,”  Democrats gained a “critical head start” avoiding a contentious primary and building a coalition of voters ready to take on the eventual Republican nominee. 

“No matter who emerges from this chaotic primary, the NC GOP’s nominee will be badly bruised and out-of-step with North Carolina’s general election voters,” said NCDP spokeswoman Kate Frauenfelder.