ATPAC Vetting Candidates
* ATPAC , a Coalition Partner with CCNC, has aligned with CCNC to vet candidates for public office using the following as a guide: (Please note: ATPAC's list and CCNC's list will be updated as we get closer to the filing date in December, 2019. Our candidate list may not totally align because 1) local elections 2) See 10 (c) below.)
1. Candidate has to have publicly announced through a press release that he or she is running for a specific office in 2019 or 2020.
2. Candidate sends the CCNC directors his or her candidate position statement including: (A) The primary reason he or she is running; (B) What top 2-5 issues the candidate plans to address once elected to office; and (C) A brief statement addressing our twelve principles and how his or her plans for elected office align with the Coalition's purpose and core principles.
3. Candidate arranges with one of the directors to participate in a 30-minute conference call with all four directors to answer any questions we may have.
4. Coalition will assess the candidate's voting record (if any) while in elected office for consistency with Coalition values.
5. Coalition will perform a background check and social media check on the candidate to verify suitability.
6. Coalition will examine the contributors list and amount of funds raised by the candidate to factor into its decision about whether to endorse.
7. Endorsements will normally occur after the filing period has closed; however, in some cases, a clearly superior candidate may emerge whose early endorsement is merited for fundraising purposes, to strengthen the overall GOP ticket, or for other purposes.
8. In rare cases, the Coalition may endorse two candidates for the same office if the candidate qualifications are indistinguishable or if both are exceptionally well suited for the office against the democrat challenger.
9. In some cases, the Coalition may elect not to endorse any candidate for a particular office before the primary because the candidates' credentials are very closely matched or because there is no clearly superior candidate for the office.
10. In some cases, the Coalition may choose not to endorse a candidate, even if there is only one candidate for that office, because: (A) the candidate chooses not to seek the Coalition's endorsement; (B) the candidate's qualifications or readiness to serve do not meet Coalition goals and objectives; or (C) the Coalition directors cannot come to agreement on the endorsement.
*ATPAC joined the North Carolina Conservative Coalition because our mission, our goals, and core values align. We ARE THE ARMY OF CONSERVATIVES in North Carolina!
First in Freedom Daily: 8/20/19 Meet the Conservative Coalition of North Carolina