Mary Pawlenty, a national political figure, visits Cornelius

Oct. 5 Former Minnesota First Lady Mary Pawlenty was a guest at the North Mecklenburg Republican “Victory Office” in Cornelius today. Pawlenty spoke to volunteers and other Republican supporters about how to rally support for Republicans in North Carolina.

 

Susan Tillis and Mary Pawlenty

Pawlenty is the wife of former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, who served from 2003-2011.  She is a former attorney and district court judge. Cornelius resident Susan Tillis, wife of North Carolina Speaker of the House Thom Tillis, introduced Pawlenty at the appearance meant to unite Republican volunteers on the eve of the “Tar Heel Turnout.”  North Carolina is classified as a “swing state” for November’s presidential election, meaning that neither the Republicans nor Democrats have a clear majority of the vote.

On Oct. 6, Republican volunteers will be gathering for a considerable door-to-door and phone-banking operation dubbed the “Tar Heel Turnout.”

“Our country would not be the country it is if it were not for people who are like you, who are caring and putting their time and their energy, their soul, and their passion into doing what you are doing.  It makes all the difference in the world,” said Pawlenty. "No pressure, but North Carolina has got to go red.  It is absolutely essential,” said Pawlenty.

- Tara E. Moore

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Events Around Town

DALEY

Oct. 30 through Nov. 8

By Linda Daley

Halloween is in full swing around the lake! Jack-o’-lanterns adorn front porches across the region and kids will be out and about Friday night trick or treating. No fear, Halloween isn’t just for kids. Bella Love will be hosting Halloween in downtown Cornelius, Lady of the Lake yacht will be hosting the Monster Mash Cruise and Langtree will be hosting its first Halloween Bash.

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