Wednesday, February 1, 2012


From:Brian Long <>
To:Brian Long <>
Date:Tue, Jan 31, 2012 9:17 pm
Greetings from P4C!

Before I get to the terrific news about the poll released today, a quick reminder that we have two major volunteer meetings coming up: the first is this Thursday, February 2nd at 8:30 A.M. at Two Guy's Grille in Leland, and the other is next Tuesday, February 7th at 6:30 P.M. at Jones' Fish Camp in WilmingtonWe hope you can attend one or both, and please bring a friend! See below for more information.  

We are thrilled to announce that a poll released today shows that Ilario has significantly increased his lead over Rouzer in the race for the Republican Primary, with 47% of voters supporting Ilario and 21% Rouzer. This is a 20% increase in Ilario's lead since the last poll was taken in September. So the momentum is clearly on our side, and support for Ilario continues to grow! We couldn't be happier with the news. To see the poll and for more information, click here: Also see here for coverage of the poll by our local WWAY:

Our success is thanks to you, our terrific and dedicated volunteers. Being a grassroots campaign, our success so far and that in May have and will come down to your hard work and support. And we have a long way to go before early voting begins in 81 days. So please, do what you can to help. Come to the office (8207 Market St. Wilmington, NC) to make phone calls or address envelopes. Send a letter to the editor. Host or attend a meet and greet or bring a friend to an event with Ilario. Or just share Ilario's Facebook notes and news articles and help spread his conservative message. To learn more about how you can help, contact Gerry Owens at 910-821-0089, or me at 804-241-5297.

We’ve also added a new leg to our platform: Principled Leadership. Ilario will demonstrate principled leadership in Congress with a number of reforms. First is a Constitutional amendment on term limits. Second is the elimination of pensions and health care coverage for members of Congress, and a 25% reduction in their salaries. Third is shutting the revolving door between lobbyists and Congress. And fourth is ending the abhorrent practice of Congressional insider trading. That is why Ilario called on Rep. McIntyre and every member of Congress this week to do these four things to restore America’s trust in their government. To read Ilario’s message to Congress and his platform, click here:

As mentioned, we hope you will be able to join us at our upcoming volunteer meetings at Two Guy's Grille in Leland on February 2nd at 8:30 A.M. (2013 Olde Regent Way # 110 Leland, NC) and Jones' Fish Camp in Wilmington on February 7th at 6:30 P.M. (7770 Market Street Wilmington, NC). Both will be Dutch treat, but you don't have to eat to join in. We'll have some VERY exciting news to report from the campaign, some updates on the interesting developments regarding Perdue's decision to drop out of her race, and breaking news about McIntyre's possible plans to drop out of OUR race and run for Governor. It's been a big week! Come find out what all of this means for NC-7 and for North Carolina. It will also be a terrific opportunity to speak one on one with Ilario, and to give him your feedback and suggestions. We need you there, and to bring a friend! For more information on upcoming opportunities to meet with and introduce friends to Ilario, please see the "Leap into 2012" meet and greet schedule below. 

We would also like to announce a major upcoming campaign event, the P4C Golf Tournament on March 31 at 11:30 AM, at Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation in Leland. Come out and support Ilario with friends, coworkers, and family to enjoy an afternoon of golfing and an awards cook out. We are thrilled and honored to have Rep. Duncan Hunter, former Congressman and Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, and conservative Republican candidate for President in 2008, as our special guest. For more information, see the flyer below. Contact or call 910-471-3040 to sign up or learn more. 

We also encourage all of you to attend the Brunswick County Republican Women NC Civitas campaign training session, on February 4 from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Topics will include campaign organization, research, campaign finance and finance law, communications, and social media. This is a terrific program and a great opportunity to learn more about how campaigns work. We encourage you all to join in. For more details, click here:

Again, thank you all so much for the hard work, dedication and support that have gotten us this far. But don't be mistaken; we have FAR more work to do before May. So please, keep pushing!

All the best,

Brian Long