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Group of Republicans publicly back Wake County school bond issue

Several local GOP elected officials and business people are publicly distancing themselves from the Wake County Republican Party's opposition to the $810 million school bond issue.

In an opinion piece today by developer John Kane and Raleigh City Councilman John Odom, they stress that the Aug. 19 vote by the Wake GOP's executive committee to oppose the bond was only by a one-vote margin. They write "that it is simply not true" that all Republicans and conservatives oppose the bond issue.

"We represent a group of Republicans who support the referendum," the opinion piece states. "That is because it is a fiscally conservative plan presented with the most cost-effective way to pay for it.

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