AFP wants you in public office … if you believe in free markets and limited government

The News & Observer‘s “Under the Dome” documents one of the latest projects from Americans for Prosperity North Carolina:

The group sent a robocall to targeted North Carolina homes Monday looking for people who would “promote the principles of limited government and free markets” and sign a no-tax pledge. “Have you ever considered running for office. The filing period for running for the state legislature begins today,” the call starts. (See audio below.)

Are conservatives having trouble finding candidates? No, says Dallas Woodhouse, the group’s executive director. “We have done this before and have been successful is getting people to file for office and sign the no-tax-increase pledge,” he said. “Last year we had many candidates signed the pledge and some were recruited this way.”

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...

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