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  1. MostWanted

    MostWanted I used to be JustInCase

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    A 24-year-old motivational speaker has defeated the Republican candidate endorsed by President Donald Trump and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in a GOP runoff for Meadows’ old congressional seat, according to unofficial results.

    Madison Cawthorn defeated Lynda Bennett in North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District in far-western North Carolina. He was leading with 65% of the vote with nearly all of precincts reporting. The Associated Press called the race in Cawthorn’s favor at 8:47 p.m.

    Cawthorn will face Democrat Moe Davis in November’s general election. If elected, Cawthorn, who turns 25 before the election, would be the youngest member in the House of Representatives.

    New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is 30, is currently the youngest member of the House.

    Cawthorn was endorsed by Rep. Mark Walker, who attended Cawthorn’s election-night party in Hendersonville.

    Cawthorn became paralyzed from the waist down when he was a passenger in a 2014 car accident. He injured his spine, ankle, pelvis, kidney and lungs, according to a story in The Washington Examiner.

    Meadows’ nominated Cawthorn to the U.S. Naval Academy before the car accident.

    In the Washington Examiner article, Cawthorn said he was left with $3 million in medical bills as a result. He received that much in a settlement for the accident, but lost a suit for $30 million against the insurance company.

    Cawthorn loaned his campaign $361,000, according to campaign finance reports. He raised another $201,000.

    Bennett loaned her campaign $80,000 and raised another $366,500.

    “Mr. Cawthorn ran a fantastic campaign during the primary and the runoff, and we are completely confident that next January, he will be sworn in to represent the 11th District in the House of Representatives,” NCGOP chairman Michael Whatley said in a statement Tuesday night. “He will be a great fighter for Smoky Mountain families and always put America first.”
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    concepthomes1 When do we start? Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Me want that chest holster....
     
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  3. Tim

    Tim I am....an enchanter. Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Very happy to have voted for him in the primary and in the run off.

    @VOD Tactical actually hosted Madison for a meet and greet a couple weeks ago at his range.

    If the young man actually lives up to what he says he'll do, he'll be an amazing counterpoint to AOC and 'The Squad'. His opponent had endorsements from Mark Meadows (terrible disappointment of late vs when he was first elected), Jim Jordan and other national players including Trump. Madison on the other hand really worked hard to seek out local endorsements from City Councils, Sheriffs, County-level folks, etc.

    He's an incredibly impressive speaker as well.
     
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    MostWanted I used to be JustInCase

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    I think it's this one, I've been thinking about it myself for a while for hunting. I sometimes carry a climber stand on my back and it interferes with a pistol in an OC holster.

    https://gunfightersinc.com/kenai-chest-holster/
     
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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    The Aliengear one is nearly as good for half the price, I for one only would pay Curt that Kenai money.
     
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    ronn47 Where's the Scotch? Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

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    I want his puppy or one like it.
     
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    Went out yesterday to try and vote for him until I realized they changed our district. Around here Bennett ran a negative campaign with zero info on what she would do. I'm not sure this is the area for that style. Even some of the liberal papers in the area ran some article about how little she was liked by voters.
     
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    Tim I am....an enchanter. Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Her entire campaign was "I'll go support Trump. I'll be Trump's biggest fan. Trump endorsed me". She actually said, (paraphrasing...) "When I get to Washington, if I don't follow through Ted Cruz, Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan will hold me accountable". While Madison's campaign was "I'll be accountable to you"
     
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    Technically I consider that to be not saying what you will do. Working with Trump is fine. I expect that from folks with an R by their name. But that was the only thing I heard her say she would do. Which is not a real position IMO. And she ran so many adds on our streaming service it was just pissing me off.