Rational Republican Gina Collias Endorsed by Southern Piedmont Central Labor Council  


April 9, 2018 – Charlotte, NC – Gina Collias, Republican challenger to U.S. Congressman Patrick McHenry in North Carolina’s 10th District, has received an endorsement in the upcoming May 8th primary election from the Committee of Political Education (COPE) of the Southern Piedmont Central Labor Council (CLC) of the North Carolina AFL-CIO.

The endorsement, received over the weekend, carries with it the offer of valuable help from the CLC membership to get out the vote through volunteer support and voter outreach.  The Southern Piedmont CLC includes the counties of Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, and Lincoln which are located in District 10. The North Carolina AFL-CIO is the largest association of unions in the state, representing 130,000 members.  

The inequality gap between the 1% and the middle class is wider than ever before. As the great Republican President Dwight Eisenhower stated “Government can do a great deal to aid the settlement of labor disputes without allowing itself to be employed as an ally of either side.”

“This endorsement by the Southern Piedmont CLC exemplifies my desire to bring voices together working for the same outcomes – better jobs in the 21st century economy. I believe the role of the government is encouraging the process of mediation and conciliation. It extends to promoting conciliation in all matters of social and political discord,” said Collias.  “I am running on a platform of leadership, accountability, and commitment to the hard working families in my district. Only by electing leaders who are similarly committed to this role of government can we hope to make positive change by once again following a moral compass in government, I am very grateful to receive this support and endorsement.”

Collias is the only woman challenging career politician McHenry in the primary. An attorney and small business owner, Gina lives in Kings Mountain with her husband of 27 years and has three children.

Collias founded Rational Republicans, a Facebook group with more than 3,400 members, to unite moderate Republicans, Independents, and Democrats in civil discourse and to create a voting block to elect rational representatives. A lifelong Republican, she is challenging Wall Street supported McHenry from the center. Her policies have inspired Unaffiliated voters and moderate Republicans to support her candidacy. Many moderate Democrats are even changing to Unaffiliated just to vote for her in the May 8th Republican primary.


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Gina Collias For Congress Campaign           




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