FAYETTEVILLE – Linda Devore is running to be the REPUBLICAN candidate for N.C. House District 44. The only problem is that Devore has a history of voting in Democrat’s primaries.
Specifically, Devore voted in the Democratic presidential primary in 2008 between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. She was put on the spot in front of voters recently by her primary opponent Patrick Petsche, whom we profiled here, and her quasi-explanation was caught on video.
In the video Devore explains that she pulled a Democratic ballot, instead of a Republican one, because the Republican primary was all but decided already. Many Republicans actually voted in the Democratic primary to sow chaos – actually it was termed ‘Operation Chaos’ by famed conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh.
But if that’s what Devore was doing – purposely pulling a Dem ballot to sow chaos – you would think she would remember who she voted for. She doesn’t. In the video she says she and her husband laugh about how she can’t remember which one she voted for. What?
Devore is going to have to do better than that to convince Republican voters in the 44th House District that she actually has principles that align with theirs. Not remembering which Democrat you voted for in 2008, an historic election year, just doesn’t cut it.
This comes after Devore’s notable entry into the race, filing last minute because the lone Republican candidate Patrick Petsche had the audacity to refer to assert that he’d *GASP* rather lose a principled campaign than win by sacrificing his principles to RINOs.
Apparently this language was hostile, incendiary, and insulting to Devore, and so she had to run against such a dangerous, politically incorrect conservative. That combined with her unsatisfactorily explained Democratic votes should give conservatives pause when the May 8th primary comes around.
Especially considering her opponent is a young, accomplished, sharp-minded, bona fide liberty candidate that is intent on pushing conservative principles on Jones Street. Seems like an easy choice.