“Dave's Picks” conservative voter guide
for Wake County, NC  -  Mar. 15, 2016

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President: Marco Rubio 
Rubio is very clearly the most consistent, honest, principled conservative running. 2nd choice is either Ted Cruz or John Kasich. 
Please do not vote for Trump. He's a con artist who exploits the gullible with scams like "Trump University" (and lied about it, repeatedly). He's a casino, bar & strip club owner, who makes money by promoting and exploiting vice: avarice, booze, and sexual immorality. Less than three years ago he opened the nation's first strip club in a casino. Quoting from a news article: 
  "Scores, the famous New York strip club, will open a satellite establishment inside the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort next month [i.e., 9/2013] - the first strip club inside an Atlantic City casino... 'We feel this is the third leg of the Atlantic City triangle: gambling, alcohol, and adult entertainment,' said Bob Gans, the club's managing partner. 'It's a natural.'" 
  Trump embodies the moral breakdown of America. He is not making American great. He's doing the opposite. Please, please do not vote for him.

U.S. Senate: Richard Burr 
Burr's not perfect. He a moderate-conservative, who barely ranks in the top-third most conservative Republican Senators. But his Primary opponent, Dr. Greg Brannon, is not honest (he's spreading absolute lies about Burr), and is certainly unelectable. As a guest on the Bill LuMay radio show, on Nov. 1, 2012, Dr. Brannon defended the insane claim by a "9-11 Truther" that no airplane hit the Pentagon on 9/11/2001:
Even if Burr is too gentlemanly to use that against Brannon, you can be sure that Democrat Deborah Ross is not. She would use it to crush Brannon in the general election. A vote for Brannon in the primary is a vote for Deborah Ross in the general election, and she is one of the most extreme leftists in North Carolina politics.

Governor: C. Robert Brawley 
(This is really just a protest vote, because of the obstacles which Gov. Pat McCrory created to strong, pro-life reforms. But McCrory is a shoe-in for renomination, and he's much better than any Democrat.)

NC Attorney General: either Jim O'Neill or Buck Newton 
By all accounts O'Neill and Newton are both good men.

NC Commissioner of Agriculture: Steve Troxler

NC Commissioner of Insurance: Mike Causey

NC Secretary of State: A. J. Daoud 
But Michael LaPagila is a good man, too.

NC Superintendent of Public Instruction: Rosemary Fernandez Stein

Wake County Board of Commissioners District B: Phil Matthews

NC House District 36: Nelson Dollar

Connect NC Public Improvement Bond: No

You may contact me by telephone at 1-919-481-0149 (W) or 1-919-244-3316 (M), or by email at:  obfuscated email address
-Dave Burton