Below, you'll see the curated dispatches done by Xpress reporter Jake Frankel (unless otherwise noted).
10 a.m. Rolling up to the Pat McCrory/Jeb Bush fundraiser at the DoubleTree Biltmore.
10:01 a.m. There are about 20 protesters outside on Hendersonville Rd, holding signs that demand McCrory release his tax records.
10:07 a.m. About 200 people in attendance, eating brunch. Lots of prominent local Republicans here including Tim Moffitt, Henry Mitchell
10:10 a.m. McCrory now offering remarks. NC has lost its luster in the last few years, we need to get things back on track.
10:12 a.m. Despite extensive experience in NC politics, McCrory presents himself as Raleigh outsider.
10:14 a.m. McCrory remarks are brief, now Jeb Bush: I love Pat. He'll be a great governor of NC.
10:18 a.m. Bush gets biggest applause when he changes the subject to national politics: We need a new President, he exclaims.
10:19 a.m. Now taking ?s from attendees, Linda Southard asks what they will do about "Obamacare".
10:21 a.m. Bush: I hope GOP will offer a real healthcare alternative. Medicaid is the worst, not the best option. Shouldn't be expanded
10:23 a.m. McCrory: "Obamacare" is disfunctional. I'll work regionally with other governors to find health care solutions.
10:24 a.m. Now conversation is veering in to lots of different areas. Bush: U.S. needs to "reevaluate" its relationship with UN."
10:26 a.m. McCrory: The NC Racial Justice Act is poor legislation. It's more about politics than justice.
10:28 a.m. McCrory: Corp and income taxes in NC are "punishing" people. We need reform and we need to cut regulations.
10:33 a.m. McCrory: Lottery marketing campaign in NC is "embarrassing"
10:37 a.m. McCrory: Education funding should be based on what works. More $ doesn't necessarily equal more results.
10:51 a.m. MaryCaitlinByrd Xpress reporter @ is covering Pat McCroy and Jeb Bush as they speak in #avl right now: http://t.co/nY5ziQBs
10:53 a.m. Bush and McCrory wrap it up. Very friendly audience here for them. Some attendees paid as much as $500.
11:06 a.m. Correct RT @APWhalen1980: .@ I'm guessing no 1 in the friendly audience asked McCrory why he wont release tax returns.
11:13 a.m. McCrory nor Bush were asked about or discussed tax returns at the event
2:24 PM DavidForbes RT @: McCrory nor Bush were asked about or discussed tax returns at the event
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