Matchup four of the North Carolina Conservative Super 16 Challenge is here!
In this matchup, we have the 4th overall seed, Congressman Mark Walker, facing off against the 14 seed, State Treasure Dale Folwell.
- Congressman Mark Walker: Compared to many other Republicans here in North Carolina, there’s little doubt Mark Walker has been more Conservative than most. He’s held tight to social Conservative principles, fighting for issues like the defunding of Planned Parenthood. Walker also has above average grades from all of the major Conservative organizations across the country. However, Walker has risen quickly amongst the Republican leadership in the House, becoming the Chair of the Republican Study Committee. Unfortunately, that rapid rise, coupled with questionable decisions such as his flip-flop on a campaign promise to vote against John Boehner, his full-throated support of the establishment’s disastrous Obamacare Lite plan and growing concerns that he’ll cave on his supposed stance against amnesty, leaves many questioning whether Walker can back up his Conservative talk by walking the walk. Despite these questions, North Carolina can, and has, done much, much worse than Congressman Mark Walker.
- State Treasure Dale Folwell: The only reason we have Dale Folwell seeded so low is the fact that he’s only been in office a few short months. Therefore, there isn’t much of a record to go by here. Regardless, Folwell certainly campaigned on a Conservative platform throughout his quest to become North Carolina’s treasure. And in just a short time in office, he’s already backing that talk up with tangible plans to help our state’s financial situation. One of Folwell’s biggest proposals to date is a revamp of the state employee’s health care system, which after years of Democrat mismanagement, is in shambles. Folwell’s plan includes shifting some state employees from a free, all inclusive health care plan to simply asking those employees to contribute $25 per month in order to avoid the system becoming completely insolvent. We may very well see Folwell as a higher seed next year, so long as he keeps his promises and continues to make solid Conservative proposals that will make our state even better than it already is.