The chairman of the North Carolina GOP issued a statement condemning Charlotte Republican mayoral candidate Kimberley Barnette for using her whiteness as a qualification. Her now-deleted Facebook "about me" section claimed people should vote for her because she is "REPUBLICAN & SMART, WHITE, TRADITIONAL."
According to NC's WRAL news station, chairman Robin Hayes said using race as a reason to vote for someone "is offensive to North Carolina Republicans and we condemn it."
"This type of suggestion has no place in our public discourse," Hayes said.
Read the now-deleted description on Barnette's personal Facebook page below.
[caption id="attachment_1116671" align="alignnone" width="244"] The now-private Facebook page of mayoral candidate Kimberly Barnette (image via Twitter).[/caption]