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Dallas Woodhouse to lead NC Republican Party

Former Americans For Prosperity state director Dallas Woodhouse is the new executive director of the N.C. Republican Party, according to a number of party officials.

Party leaders on Saturday named Woodhouse to replace Todd Poole, who stepped down last month to become Congressman Richard Hudson’s chief of staff.

After years with AFP, Woodhouse founded Carolina Rising, a conservative political nonprofit that has been supportive of Gov. Pat McCrory and other Republican state leaders. But he’s perhaps best known because he and his brother Brad are political opposites.

Brad, who leads the liberal Americans United for Change, sometimes appears with Dallas Woodhouse on talk shows. The pair went viral last year when their mom called into C-SPAN to demand a Christmas without political bickering.

A number of prominent Republicans posted their congratulations on social media.

“Congrats to @DallasWoodhouse on his election to @NCGOP Executive Director,” state Rep. Charles Jeter of Mecklenburg County tweeted Saturday night. “He, (party chairman) @HasanHarnett and (vice chairwoman) @MicheleNixNCGOP will make a great team.”

Woodhouse joins the state party as it’s at odds with legislative leaders over their plan to create their own special funds operated outside the state parties.

It’s unclear when Woodhouse will begin the new gig. He posted on Facebook that he’s “working out the details to get to working.”