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Dispatches from the MeckGOP Convention

On Saturday, the Republican Party of Mecklenburg County met for its annual convention, which was held on Yancey Road in Charlotte.

The main point on the convention's agenda was the election of the county chairman, but the 9th congressional district fiasco also took a starring role.

The first to offer remarks at the convention was incumbent Chairman Chris Turner, who spoke briefly after former state Representative Bill Brawley's recitation of the pledge of allegiance.
Turner reminded delegates of his successes as chairman, which have included a 56% reduction in party overhead costs, a noticeable improvement in Republican turnout countywide, and the selection of Charlotte as the location for the 2020 Republican National Convention.

Turner's remarks were followed by speeches by North Carolina Treasurer Dale Folwell, who discussed his plan to establish a fixed schedule for reimbursement by the State Health Plan, and North Carolina Republican Party Executive Director Dallas Woo…
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