NC-03: Walter Jones A-OK following surgery. Vultures disappointed. (Film at 11.)

Tongues were wagging all up and down the Third Congressional District as word spread about  congressman Walter  Jones being rushed to the hospital the other night. (We’re hearing reports about folks already announcing candidacies and lining up support to replace Jones — who just got reelected in November. ) Well, Tom Lamprecht — a popular radio host over on the coast — has put the kibosh on rumors of Jones’s demise.  Lamprecht reported on his show tonight that Jones fell in his home and broke his hip.  He was rushed to the hospital via ambulance, and went through surgery to repair…

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#ncpol: The b**ch is BACK !!! (Or IS she ???)

The Democrats have a gaggle of potential candidates seeking the nomination for lieutenant governor in 2020.  With Dan  Forest’s expected run for governor, the seat will be open. We told you about two Republicans already “exploring” a campaign for lieutenant governor.  Now comes a possible third straight out of left field. Credible sources are telling us that North Carolina-based consultants and political operatives are trying to persuade former US Rep. Renee Ellmers (R) to make a run for the #2 spot in state government in 2020.   Ellmers, you may recall, lost a primary race to fellow Republican House member…

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#ncpol: A contact sport, indeed.

It appears that we’re starting to see some signs of fight in the NCGOPe.  They’ve gone from rolling over and showing their bellies in the whole NC-09 affair, to showing their teeth and defending Mark Harris. Now, it appears the folks closer to the right side of the political spectrum  are demonstrating that THEY TOO can play political hardball: Today the NC Values Coalition filed with the Clerk of the North Carolina House of Representatives a memorandum and supporting evidence of absentee ballot irregularities that occurred in the 2018 general election in House District 103 (HD103).  Along with this memorandum…

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Monkey Business Report: Pat McElraft and ‘technical corrections’

We told you earlier about the honorables on Jones Street tossing around $700K  of our money in  a quite care-free fashion with little to no strings attached.  At first, it looked like senator Harry Brown (R-Onslow) was the ringleader here.  After all, he was the primary sponsor of the ‘technical corrections bill.’ Well, after that post ran, we heard from several folks on and around Jones Street (including some folks who have voting and floor privileges) .  The real culprit behind the snatching of $700K from the Town of Cedar Point and redistributing it to a bunch of other locales…

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NC-09: Robeson GOP says ENOUGH.

Union County, one of the members of the Ninth Congressional District, has already made its wishes known about the political kerfluffle over the uncertified congressional race.  A second member county, Robeson County, now has its Republican leaders sounding off in the form of an official resolution: Resolution of the Robeson County Republican Party WHEREAS,  the Robeson County Board of Elections has certified the results of both the 2018 Primary & General Elections for the 9thCongressional District; and WHEREAS, The North Carolina State Board of Elections has refused to certify the results for the 9thCongressional District; and WHEREAS, every political race…

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For Everybody else …

What’s left — beyond local races — are the legislative, congressional, judicial, and amendment decisions.  Fasten your seatbelts as we hit you with our two cents: NC Supreme Court.  A victory in this race for Anita Earls (D) in this race would make the wildest dreams of George Soros and The Round Rev come true.  The radical left would have control of  a major organ of state government.  Earls has railed about “cops murdering people of color” and praised African Marxist dictators.  She’s defended cop-killers and worked overtime to quash efforts to instate voter ID.  An Earls victory is a…

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#FreeBobLee: Twitter censorship hits close to home

Haymaker fans from the Raleigh area may be familiar with blogger BobLee .  You may recall the trouble he and his partner-in-crime AgentPierce stirred up on the N&O’s comment section back-in-the-day. BL is a friend of The Haymaker.  We link to his stuff on our blogroll.  We were surprised to hear this morning that the national controversy around Twitter suspending right-leaning accounts had touched down within the borders of our fine state. Here’s what BL shared with me, and a few select others this morning: I am still scratching my head trying to figure out HOW that tweet “promotes violence”, “threatens”…

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Gettin’ WOKE at the coffee shop

A coffee shop is closing up on the Duke campus. Why is this news?  Ask The N&O: The owner of Joe Van Gogh Coffee is closing his shop on the Duke University campus, he said Friday, to preserve the company’s “brand independence without conditions.” Company owner Robbie Roberts said in a statement on the Joe Van Gogh website that the decision would be effective immediately and that all employees of the Duke shop would be offered jobs at other stores or in the production offices. That includes, he said, two baristas who were fired Monday after Duke’s vice president for…

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#NC-03: Pardon me, sir. Your pants are ON FIRE.

Well, primary season is mercifully coming to an end. It sounds like somebody is trying to dig himself out of a big ol’ hole: […Scott] Dacey, a federal lobbyist for Native American tribes, has received more than $41,000 from tribal and gambling-related donors, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. That total ranks him 15th in the country among all House candidates. Dacey worked for the National Indian Gaming Commission in the late 1990s. The Jones campaign has tried to portray him as “DC Dacey,” for his ties to Washington, and played up his connections to the gambling industry. Dacey…

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