March 14, 2018/Press

LEAKED EMAIL: GOP Caucus Director: “Democrats [Will] Win Supermajority”

Raleigh — A leaked internal email from House Republican Caucus Political Director Matt Bales following last night’s election in Pennsylvania shows just how terrified Republicans are of the upcoming election. “The momentum on the Democratic side is real,” Bales said, before listing vulnerable members in “‘safer’ districts that would have lost last night.”

Even House Republicans see a blue wave building (despite months of spin otherwise) and are worried that not only will they lose their supermajority, “Democrats [will] win a supermajority.”

Read it yourself here and below:

From: Matt Bales <>
Date: March 14, 2018 at 9:19:43 AM EDT
To: Matt Bales <>
Subject: Democrats Win Supermajority

Last night, there was a special election in Pennsylvania.  President Donald Trump won the district in the 2016 Presidential Election by 20 percentage points.   However, as of this morning, the Republican trails by 641 votes with only absentee ballots outstanding.


The outcome is yet another example of the Democratic base being fired up and the Republicans not turning out their voters.  The momentum on the Democratic side is real.  Our fate will be determined by how hard we work and the effort we put into defending our majority and supermajority in the next six months.


Based on last night’s results, here is the 2019 makeup of the NC General Assembly.


Democrat Seats = 74

Republican Seats = 46


Here is a list of members who have “safer” districts that would have lost last night by on President Trump’s 2016 margin of victory. (19 pts or less)


Rep. Speciale

Rep. L. Johnson

Rep. Szoka

Rep. Hardister

Rep. Faircloth

Rep. Conrad

Rep. Yarborough

Rep. Riddell

Rep. Davis

Rep. Pittman

Rep. Grange

Rep. Clampitt

Rep. Sauls

Rep. Lambeth

Rep. Brisson

Rep. Jordan

Rep. Murphy

Rep. Brawley

Rep. Ross

Rep. Bradford

Rep. Dollar

Rep. Stone

Rep. Dulin


We have time to do the things necessary to help the members listed here win their seats and help us continue the hard work we have done on behalf of North Carolina.


Do you have an in-district fundraiser scheduled before the primary?
Are you re-soliciting your individual donors?

Contact Harrison and let’s raise money.


Finally, let’s sit down and discuss your campaign plan, how much money you need to raise, campaign timeline, and campaign messaging.






Matt Bales

Political Director

North Carolina Republican House Caucus