Jay Bravo

Jay Bravo chides the Wayne County Republican Party for backroom dealings and conspiracies during Monday night’s meeting of the Wayne and Lenoir county GOP executive committees, which met to select a replacement for retired District 7 state Sen. Louis Pate. Bravo withdrew his nomination and threw his support to eventual winner Jim Perry, third from left. Seated from left are candidates Steve Keen, Joe Daughtery, Perry, Mac Daughety and Billy Strickland.