BUNCOMBE COUNTY – Nathan West is vying to become the Republican challenger against Rep. John Ager (D-Asheville) in N.C. House District 115. The former chairman of the Buncombe County GOP, though, seems to have a few skeletons in his closet.
Take a look at these documents filed at the Clerk of Superior Court in Buncombe County. The first is a Notice of Federal Tax Lien for $111,595.64. That’s right, $111,595.64.
2005 – $50,714.12
2006 – $22,292.31
2007 – $38,589.21
These liens are more than 10 years old, however there is apparently nothing on file to indicate West has settled any of these tax debts.
And that’s not all. Last week news emerged that West also had outstanding debts of a different nature – child support. Approaching $10,000 in unpaid child support.
So how does someone with these kind of financial troubles get backed to run for the N.C. General Assembly? Shouldn’t the NCGOP be distancing themselves from a such a flawed candidate?
Sen. Thom Tillis (RINO-NC) may actually support West, which may tell you all you need to know. He spoke at a local business event, but reportedly pumped West’s candidacy.
Old friend, huh? Well, Tillis and West do have some history. In the 2014 Republican primary for U.S. Senate, RINO Tillis was facing constitutional conservative Dr. Greg Brannon.
At a debate between the two U.S. Senate hopefuls, one Nathan West posed a question on the Second Amendment and mental illness to Brannon. The question appeared to be a complete set up so Tillis could knock him down. The video below shows West asking what appears to be a planted question, Brannon’s predictable constitutionally consistent answer, and Tillis proclaiming that Brannon indeed wants the mentally ill and felons to own firearms.
Did you catch that at the end? West was a big Tillis supporter, who was thanked by the wife of Thom Tillis for attending the debate.
So no wonder Tillis would pump up West for the N.C. House. After all, West did him a solid in 2014 so now Thom is just paying him back.
So is all hope lost for honest conservatives in District 115? Fortunately, no. As mentioned before, West has a primary challenger that conservatives should feel very comfortable with.
Her name is Amy Evans, an accomplished business woman with a commitment to limited government, the Second Amendment, and bringing her outsider business acumen to the General Assembly.
First in Freedom Daily interviewed Ms. Evans, and will publish the profile piece on the candidate that really could oust the Democrat in Buncombe County. Stay tuned.