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#hayesscandal: Dallas GIVEN a contract this past weekend?

  An email went out today from “Acting Chair Aubrey Woodard” :   […] The NCGOP Central Committee had its bi-monthly meeting on Sunday, April 14 with a full agenda. One of the leading subjects was the planning for our State Convention to be held in Concord,…

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#hayesscandal: Dallas. Under contract? At the pleasure of … ? (Screenshot-gate?)

  Apparently,  Dallas Woodhouse is leaving.    Apparently, no one in the NCGOP or in the Raleigh drive-by media has the guts to ask the million-dollar question (which may or may not have something to do with this departure):  WHO sent the screen shot? The…

Posted in campaign 2019 Media NCGOP Politics

#hayesscandal: The verdict is IN …

  The NCGOP’s ruling body met for SEVEN HOURS yesterday to discuss the fate of Robin Hayes and Dallas Woodhouse.  As you may have heard by now, NCGOP chairman Hayes has been slapped with FIVE federal criminal indictments.  Yet, he has been allowed — in…

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NC drive-by media asleep at the keyboard in #nc-03, #nc-09 special elections

  Members of the waning, depleted corps of drive-by media like to thump their chests and proclaim themselves as ‘informers of the people’, ‘protectors of the First Amendment’,  and that kind of thing.   We’ve got a historic news situation here in North Carolina:  TWO…

Posted in campaign 2019 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

Ally, donor to #nc-09’s Dan McCready: Al Qaeda threat is overblown

  Sudanese immigrant Ilhan Omar has made quite  a name for herself since arriving in Washington.  She was one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress.  Her BIG MOUTH inspired a bipartisan anti-hate resolution to pass the House overwhelmingly.     Omar has…

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#nc-03: Doctor Flip-Flop

  Nope.  THAT is not the newest Bond villain.   We’re talking about congressional candidate Joan Perry (R) of Kinston.  She’s getting  a lot of mileage from hugging babies in her campaign ads.  And she should.  As a veteran, respected pediatrician, she’s done a lot…

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#hayesscandal: Speaker Timmy, Chairman Costanza, & Berger also huddled with Lindberg. (Timmy & Wayne got some $$$. Phil, apparently, did not.)

  Insurance commissioner Mike Causey has hinted that more indictments are likely on the way in this mess.  Could some new drive by media reporting be pointing us in the direction of where this case goes next?:   Top Republican legislative leaders met repeatedly with…

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#hayesscandal: Hudson, McHenry, Budd may no longer have Lindberg cash, but they may have still benefited from it

    Apparently, indicted businessman Eric Lindberg’s cash got around DC too:   Three North Carolina congressmen say they’re giving up political contributions they received from a big donor charged in federal indictments with trying to bribe the state’s insurance commissioner.   Spokesmen for U.S….

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#hayesscandal: Indicted party boss STILL holds a lot of power

    Never mind that federal authorities have slapped him with FIVE — count ’em — FIVE criminal indictments.  Robin Hayes is still in a position to heavily influence the near future of the North Carolina Republican Party.   Despite drive by media reports that…

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#ncpol: First big scandal of NCGOP era in Raleigh is re: insurance AND NOT SOLAR. (Who’da thunk it?)

  If you told me early on about perp-walking politicos around Charlotte and Raleigh, I sure would have believed it to have been tied to shady solar deals on Jones Street.  But no, it turned out to be what looks like a petty ham-handed effort…