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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Videos from Buncombe GOP Lincoln Day Dinner

The Buncombe County Republican Party held their annual Lincoln Day Dinner at the Four Points Sheraton in Asheville yesterday. Here are a couple of videos from that event...

Pastor Spencer Hardaway

Don Yelton

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**10.35am** The Citizen-Times has a few photos from the event, and a story about it, part of which is excerpted below:

ASHEVILLE – State and local Republicans at an annual GOP dinner Saturday said they failed to show their party's distinctness and connect with voters during last November's election.

Leaders at the Buncombe County Republican Party's Lincoln Day Dinner, however, urged about 130 people in attendance to get back in the game and champion core principles, like fiscal responsibility and limited government.

“We didn't really have a response to the early voting; we've learned from that. We weren't really technology savvy; we've learned from that. We weren't really embracing young people; we've learned from that,” said Buncombe County Republican Party Chairman Tim Johnson, commenting on his party's loss in county, state and national elections.

Although President Barack Obama was the first Democratic presidential contender to win North Carolina in more than 30 years, Johnson and others at the dinner said voters may be regretting their decision as they see the consequences of his economic policies.