Reagan is Joshua Winston’s beagle-bulldog mix puppy.  He is just a few months old at the outset of After the Republic.  It goes without saying that Joshua, a former legislator, named the puppy after his favorite President, Ronald Reagan. Reagan is jittery as a puppy, but has already taken to Joshua and Rebecca.  He is…

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Rebecca Winston is the wife of Joshua Winston.  While Joshua is a social butterfly who has always been actively involved in community affairs and politics, Rebecca is more of an introvert who prefers a quite home life. She has always loyally supported Joshua in his political involvement and public service, even though she has a…

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Drew is a stereotypical political operative who works as deputy chief of staff for the Speaker of the N.C. House of Representatives. He moved up the ranks quickly and is one of the most powerful staffers in the legislature at the ripe old age of 31. Drew’s skills have served him well in the political…

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Nelson Armando has been a controversial figure from day one. Prior to being appointed U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security by President Alan Wagner he served in a similar role in New York State and as a small-town mayor. Armando was a major donor and fundraiser for President Wagner and helped him become the first Republican…

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Elected in 2016, Alan Wagner is the newly inaugurated President of the United States. Prior to being elected president he served as governor of a Midwestern state for six years. Wagner is a charismatic speaker who campaigned as a Ronald Reagan-type conservative.  His election has given new hope and inspiration to Americans whose views are…

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Bob Kendall is a career Army man who attained the rank of Command Sergeant Major. After retiring from the Army, Bob worked as a Sergeant at Arms at the N.C. General Assembly. He is a “shoot first, ask questions later” kind of guy whose nickname could easily be “Bob the Destroyer.” If Bob addresses you…

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After being neck-deep in the political process for most of his adult life, Joshua Winston looked forward to a more peaceful life and the opportunity to spend time on his new farm with his wife, Rebecca, and their new puppy, Reagan. He had served as a town councilman, mayor and state legislator, and had decided…

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