Republican voters in Davidson County have a new home for the rest of the 2016 election cycle.
The Davidson County Republican Party celebrated the grand opening of its headquarters in uptown Lexington on Monday, bringing together GOP leaders and voters for a celebration of the facility.
The headquarters at 112 S. Main St. will serve as a hub for voter registration and general election information and will also provide a gathering place for GOP supporters over the next few months.
“We’re just going to have fun here,” party chairman Clark Brown said, adding that the headquarters will help party leaders to promote Republican candidates at the local, state and national level.
“We’re just going to be working hard for them.”
Party officials handed out yard signs and bumper stickers Monday for Republican candidates up and down the ballot, including Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Ted Budd, Republican candidate for North Carolina’s newly drawn 13th Congressional District, was on hand to speak with voters and celebrate the official ribbon cutting.
“Davidson County, it’s very Republican, and you have to get a critical mass together, this is a gathering place for that,” Budd said. “One of the dangers in politics is feeling alone, so when you get together, you realize, ‘hey I’m not the only one that thinks like this.’”
“I just think these are some of the greatest people in the world,” he said. “It’s a great county, very like-minded, and I just look forward to working with the folks here.”
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