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Dark Money PAC coming after Dale Folwell

  This is the sad part about politics.  You get into government, make an honest attempt at doing some good to benefit the taxpayers, and a bunch of anonymous leeches on the government teat compile a bunch of  special interest money to finance turning you into a grease spot on…

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Retired Raleigh financier eyeing primary challenge to US senator Thom Tilli$$$?

  THAT is the word on the street.   Garland Tucker III is the retired CEO of Raleigh’s Triangle Capital Corporation.   He’s a Harvard Business School grad and a senior fellow at The John Locke Foundation and board member at Civitas.  Tucker is an author whose best know work is Conservative Heroes:…

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NCGOP spokesman fell for FAKE NEWS re: KY students and Indian protester

  Believe it or not, the NCGOP actually has a communications staffer.  The 2018 campaign had many of us believing  state party HQ was trying to keep info about their candidates TOP SECRET,   Someone  named Jeff Hauser is supposedly in charge of the party’s messaging.  Jeff is a “special…

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NC-03: Going really really really really LOW …

  I’ve seen some despicable, low-down things in my time around politics.  But spreading false rumors about the death of someone struggling with a  serious illness ranks right down there with the worst: Some of you may recall that Mr. Parrott was Jones’s 1996 opponent in the Third Congressional District…

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Dallas, Grandpa submit TWO replacement recommends for SBoE

  We told you about Governor Cooper shooting down the previous NCGOP recommendations of Buck Newton and Francis DeLuca as potential members of  the new state board of elections.  Well, the brain trust on Hillsborough Street has come up with two replacement names: David Black, chairman of the Cabarrus County…

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Cooper strikes Newton, DeLuca from NCGOP’s SBoE recommendation list

Governor Roy Cooper has advised Dallas and his Grandpa over on Hillsborough Street to  submit two new names ASAP for consideration for the NCGOP’s two seats on the new five-member state board of elections. NCGOP leadership was initially asked to submit four recommendations for the party’s two seats on the…

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#ncpol: Chief Justice Martin (R) to resign, solidifying leftist control of state courts for years to come

It’s news like this that makes those electoral losses by Pat McCrory, Robert Edmunds and Barbara Jackson especially painful: North Carolina Chief Justice Mark Martin said Friday he’s leaving the state’s Supreme Court after 20 years to become a Virginia law school dean. The resignation means Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper…

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FoT (Friend-of-Timmy) @ center of chicken plant complaint got PAID for months after he QUIIT.

It’s good to be a Friend of Timmy.  You can lose your election and still end up having the taxpayers pay you a salary bigger than the governor or lieutenant governor (who had to WIN elections to get their payday). Former legislator and Speaker Timmy acolyte Mitch Gillespie is at…

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NC-09: At SBoE, Malcolm OUT and, um. Woodhouse IN?

It looks like the guy who started this whole fracas that threw the Ninth Congressional District race into limbo won’t be around to make any  more trouble.  Josh Malcolm of Robeson County does not appear to have been  reappointed by Governor Cooper. Malcolm was besieged by all kinds of controversy,…

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NC-09: Judge punts on Harris certification request

The drivebys are painting Judge Ridgeway’s refusal to force certification of the Ninth Congressional District race as a defeat for Mark Harris.  Actually, if you read into the judge’s actions and comments, he took every opportunity to get himself out of and away from this very politically-uncomfortable situation: […] “This…