HAYWOOD COUNTY – When one of the conservative stalwarts many grassroots Republicans have come to rely on suddenly retires from congress, voters understandably worry that a suitable replacement will be hard to find. Conservatives in North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District, digesting the news that popular conservative champion Mark Meadows is retiring, will not have that problem.
Lynda Bennett, a grassroots conservative and small-businesswoman from Haywood County is running for Congress. And she’s got the kind of endorsements that should elicit confidence from supporters of Mark Meadows and the Freedom Caucus.
Bennett, a real estate pro with her husband, has been an active in local politics over the years, proving her commitment to service, but more importantly demonstrating her loyalty to first principles that conservatives deserve to have defended in congress most of all. He track record and reputation made it an easy endorsement for the Asheville Tea Party.
“It is with great honor and enthusiasm that Asheville Tea PAC endorses Lynda Bennett for North Carolina’s Congressional District 11. Now, more than any other time, conservatives need to stand side by side with Lynda who has openly and consistently spoken out to embrace the principles and values time tested and enshrined in our Founding documents. Congressman Mark Meadows has been a national leader who has tirelessly stood up to the corruption of the Deep State. We need a bulwark to follow that lead. Lynda Bennett is that choice.
Lynda’s passion for conservative politics led to several positions with the Republican Party including Delegate to state conventions and two national Republican conventions. Presently, Lynda serves as the Vice Chair of the Haywood County Republican Party and on the District and State Executive Committees. Her activism was encouraged through training with Tea Party Patriots, as a Sentinel with Heritage Action for America, the activism arm of the Heritage Foundation, and Freedom Works.
For the past ten years, Lynda Bennett stood on the front lines with the conservative movement to speak out for our inalienable rights and free market principles that continue to be under assault by the new Leftist party. Her life’s work has been to restore limited government, to secure individual and property rights, to safeguard our second amendment, and to protect the sanctity of life from conception to death. […]
Lynda enjoyed teaching youth Sunday school and volunteering as a local Girl Scout troop leader. She also served as President of the Haywood County MLS. Today, she serves on the Haywood County Board of Equalization and Review. Lynda and her husband Pat are active members of the Calvary Road Baptist Church in Haywood County.
It is without question, that Lynda Bennett is the best successor for North Carolina’s Congressional District 11 in 2020. Lynda Bennett has Asheville Tea PAC’s full faith and support.”
That’s about as full-throated an endorsement from the grassroots that a candidate could hope for. Bennett may also have the support of Meadows, strictly judging by the timing of it all, which would immediately make her the favorite in the race. It remains to be seen if Meadows will finish his term, or leave early to join Trump on the Road to 2020.
Either way, it looks like the unexpected departure of Meadows, which could otherwise send the district into a scramble, will be met by an equally conservative champion for the kind of constitutional, Christian values the 11th District embodies.
Find out more about Bennett’s campaign and background here.