On Tillis's coattails: Jason Saine wins ALEC award

For the second time in three years, North Carolina has the dishonor of having one of its own legislators recognized as the ALEC legislator of the year.

The American Legislative Exchange Council has named state Rep. Jason Saine its Lawmaker of the Year for 2014.

It's the second time in four years a North Carolina lawmaker has won the group's highest honor. Outgoing House Speaker Thom Tillis was ALEC's Lawmaker of the Year in 2011.

Many people try to hide their ALEC ties, as the public becomes more aware of ALEC's destruction of our American democracy. Not Jason, though, he's proud to have a leadership role in destroying the state of North Carolina!

"'I am honored to receive this award,' Saine said in the release. 'I am proud to be a member of ALEC, and have done my best to reduce government overregulation and promote free markets in North Carolina.'"

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Good choice ALEC

Jason Saine is just the kind of legislator who should be an ALEC poster child.

State House of Representatives Democratic challenger Rosemary Hubbard has accused GOP incumbent Rep. Jason Saine of cybersquatting website domains containing her name, in order to further his political campaign.
Almost two weeks ago, Hubbard began the process of establishing a website for her campaign. ...
These included rosemaryhubbard.com, rosemaryhubbard.net, rosemaryhubbard.org, rosemaryhubbard.us and rosemaryhubbard.info. Not only had these websites been claimed, but they redirected the user to Saine’s campaign website.

Jason's a proud cybersquatter, though.

After learning of Hubbard’s accusations, Saine released a statement, citing the First Amendment in support of purchasing the web domains.
“The First Amendment gives citizens and political candidates great latitude to use the media, including the Internet, to provide voters with truthful information that helps them make an informed choice about who will best represent them,” Saine said. “Our campaign has not broken any law, and we are disappointed that my opponent is attempting to silence us in this very important debate.

Yeah, right, Jason. You stole her domain names and she's trying to silence you. You really are the perfect ALEC poster child!

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014