ICYMI: Robinson backing Weatherman in GOP runoff for NC Lt. Governor

WASHINGTON D.C. – In case you missed it, North Carolina GOP Gubernatorial nominee and incumbent Lt. Governor Mark Robinson announced his support for Hal Weatherman in the upcoming North Carolina Republican runoff for Lt. Governor.

Just like Mark Robinson, Hal Weatherman wants to ban abortion, defund public education, and wreak havoc on North Carolina’s economy. Both candidates want to bring the same type of out-of-touch, extreme MAGA ideology to executive office in North Carolina. 

CBS 17: Robinson backing Weatherman in GOP runoff for NC lieutenant governor 

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson is weighing in on who he wants to see win his party’s runoff next month to be the nominee for lieutenant governor.

Robinson, who is running for governor this year, told a crowd of supporters he’s voting for Hal Weatherman, according to a video clip posted on Facebook in late March.

Weatherman faces Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O’Neill in the runoff election on May 14.

 “Now, I’m not telling you who to vote for. I’m just telling you who I’m gonna vote for when I go. The only person that I’m in support of being lieutenant governor is standing right over here,” said Robinson, gesturing to Weatherman.

Robinson went on to say he and Weatherman, who served as chief of staff to former Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, have had a “great relationship” since 2018.

“I have not made a public endorsement of him, but he certainly is a guy that I would love to see in that seat. Talk to your friends, when they ask you about that race, you can tell them that’s the guy that I’m gonna vote for and I hope that you do too,” Robinson said.

“It’s no surprise that an extreme politician like Mark Robinson is throwing his support behind a running mate like Hal Weatherman who wants to ban abortion, defund public education, and wreak havoc on North Carolina’s economy,” said Kevin Holst, executive director of the Democratic Lt. Governors Association. “Hal Weatherman is looking to continue the dangerous Mark Robinson legacy in the Lt. Governor’s office, which is why Rachel Hunt is the only candidate for the job.”


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