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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NC-03: A few questions for Phil Law

Walter Jones is just a few month into his final term in office.  A lot of names are being bandied about as candidates to replace him in 2020 — 2018 opponent Scott Dacey.  NCGOP vice-chairman Michele Nix, NC Rep. Phil Shepard, NC Rep. Mike Speciale, NC Rep. Greg Murphy and perennial candidate Phil Law. Law, who finished second in the 2018 primary for the GOP nod in the Third,  sent out a release today indicating he’s getting a jump on that whole crowd.  He plans to announce his 2020 candidacy tonight at the Onslow County GOP meeting in Jacksonville. Law,…

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It’s ALIVE! (Chicken plant is back to take another peck at Speaker Timmy)

We told you earlier about Speaker Tim  Moore conveniently getting an ethics complaint about a private business deal dismissed on the very last day of existence for the state board of elections and ethics enforcement.   Well, the liberal group that filed that one is back with a NEW complaint about the same deal: A Washington, D.C.,-based government watchdog group asked the state ethics board Monday to look into the role a senior aide to House Speaker Tim Moore played in state environmental approvals for a closed chicken plant Moore co-owned. The Campaign for Accountability obtained emails in late November…

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Lefties PRAYING for Tillis or McCrory 2020 gubernatorial run

If you pay close enough attention  to  liberals, they will actually give you clues as to what they’re really up to.  Take this recent poll from  that leftist clown car known as Public Policy Polling. They’re showing Pat McCrory (41% to 45% for Cooper) and Thom Tillis (37% to Cooper’s 46%)  as the two strongest Republican challengers to Roy Cooper.  Dan Forest comes in third, trailing Cooper 47%-35%. Public Policy Polling IS a Democrat campaign consulting group.  Its founder and owner funded the faux Republican who ran against Barbara Jackson to split the vote and help Anita Earls get on…

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#ncpol: Thom’s Top 20 collusion countdown

Remember back in 2014 when  Thom Tilli$$$ ran for US Senate pledging to collaborate with liberal Democrats and stab the next Republican president in the back every chance he got?  (Yeah, us neither.) I’m curious.  Can Robert Mueller expand his collusion investigation to include Thom Tilli$$$ and his relationship with Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren (D-MA)? At the year’s end, Tilli$$$’s office released their boss’s “Top 20” examples of working “across the aisle” to, um, “get things done.”  (Make sure you read the linked document on an empty stomach.) The “Top 20” includes a whole lot of working with Elizabeth Warren —…

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#ncga: Gettin’ PAID with Speaker Timmy

We’ve reported earlier on how the little guy from Cleveland County is making out like a Rockefeller thanks to his political connections.  Now, it appears he’s spreading the love — with other people’s money — to his staff on Jones Street: A day after his reelection as Speaker of the House, the office of Rep. Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) released details of his full staff and their salaries to ABC11. Moore, himself, will make $38,151 in a part-time role. Most of his 15-member staff, with the exception of two interns, are full-time positions. The Speaker’s Chief of Staff, Scott “Bart” Goodson,…

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#ncga: Steinburg paid fired, convicted aide with campaign funds

Diana London wore a lot of hats for rookie senator Bob Steinburg — legislative assistant, campaign manager, and employee of his sports marketing firm. London pleaded guilty in early December to larceny — a charge which involved the misuse and misappropriation of funds belonging to a client of her non-Steinburg-related side business.   Steinburg publicly defended London after the plea — accusing  the prosecutor and the judicial system in Dare County of political malfeasance.    The legislator said he had confidence in her, and would keep her on as an employee.  The prosecutor responded by releasing an audio tape featuring…

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Despite underwater approval ratings, Tilli$$ keeps servicing donors, dissing voters

If we WANTED a US senator who would: protect ObamaCare, support letting criminals out of prison earlier, block the Republican president’s plan to build a wall on the southern border, side with Democrats in their budget fight with the Republican president, and support further protections for the unconstitutional special prosecutor —  Wouldn’t we have reelected Kay Hagan in 2014? Pretty brash moves for a guy who didn’t even crack the 50% mark in November 2014.   Nevertheless, Thom Tillis  doubled down on those issues and more in a recent op-ed in The Hill.  Among other things, be derides critics of his…

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NC-09: Josh Malcolm was warned of Robeson County ballot shenanigans in JUNE

We’ve learned that former state board of elections chairman Joshua Malcolm was having  conversations about ballot shenanigans in Bladen County as early as April 2018.    A pair of senators in Raleigh is seeking answers from Malcolm about the substance of those conversations.  They’re also wanting to know WHY he waited so long to say or do anything about what he learned.  (Malcolm did not make any public statements about concerns regarding voter irregularities until well after the November voting had been completed.)  Well, we’ve confirmed that Malcolm himself was briefed by the Robeson County board of elections chairman on…

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Cooper ignored 2010 voting allegations in Bladen

What a difference (nearly) a decade can make.  Word has come out that the SBI was all over some serious allegations of voting irregularities in Bladen County as early as 2010.  The North Carolina Department of Justice was alerted.  Anyone remember WHO was attorney general (AKA head of that department) in 2010? I believe those questions about 2010 now need  to be asked AT the governor’s mansion. (FYI — here’s what happened to the DA at the time — Rex Gore. ) While working in the driveby media, I got to know quite a few law enforcement types — especially…

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