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NC-03: All 3 legislators in GOP race basically neck-and-neck in Civitas rankings

  Usually, the epithet “liberal” gets reserved for general election contests. But it is already getting tossed around  quite, um, “liberally” in the Third Congressional District GOP primary. SO, we decided to do some research to see if we actually have some liberals slithering in the field — starting with our three legislators.  (After all, there’s much more documentation available.) For years, Civitas has been the gold standard for rating…

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Moore County commissioners lash out at county’s state legislators

  It’s been rare to see something like this in collegial, get-along  Republican Moore County.  But here it is, in a prepared statement from Moore County government: Senator Tom McInnis and Representatives Jamie Boles and Allen McNeill did not inform the Moore County Board of Commissioners regarding bills they recently sponsored, Senate Bill 190 and House Bill 281, respectively, authorizing the commissioners to create a special tax district for the…

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NC-03: The doctor fights back

  Politics IS a full-contact sport.  (As if you didn’t already know this.)  Far too often, I see really good people play way too nice and get their reputations destroyed. Judging from a video taken at a recent Third District GOP confab, congressional candidate and state Rep. Greg Murphy (R-Pitt) is deciding to assertively stand up for himself. Considered by many to be a front-runner in the race, Murphy has…

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#ncga: House’s anti-Folwell bill sitting in Murphy’s Health committee

  Remember how we told you about the hospital lobby drafting a bill clipping treasurer Dale Folwell’s wings and passing out a lot of cash to get the House to move on it?   The bill restricts the treasurer’s ability to manage the state health plan.  (A number of years back,  the health plan was moved into the realm  of the state treasurer because too many legislators were making mischief…

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#ncga: House bill seeks in-state tuition for illegal aliens

  Check out HB 319 filed on Thursday.  Sure, its sponsors are a bunch of Democrats. Sure, it’s filed in a Republican-controlled chamber.  But with a smaller majority, and a lot of stinkin’ Tilli$$$ Republicans slithering around,  ANYTHING is possible. The “In-State Tuition Equity Act” would grant  in-state admission status  to UNC system campuses and the state’s community colleges.  So, kids who have flouted this country’s  citizenship and immigration and…

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Convention News ! Get your hot-and-fresh convention news!

  There were a lot of county GOP conventions today.  In the 3rd and 9th congressional districts, there were a higher number of candidates in attendance than at other county gatherings.  (*I’m told there are some sort of special elections coming up in both locales.*) So, without further ado: Attendance.    I’m hearing that the GOP grassroots is not exhibiting a lot of excitement this year.  Many counties that met…

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#ncpol: N&O’s ‘Randy Andy’ breaks from Twitter to lead new driveby assault on GOPer

  The newest kid on the block at The N&O has learned that place’s playbook very quickly and very well.  You’ll typically find Paul A. “Andy” Specht on social media posting selfies, hawking subscriptions to his employer’s money-bleeding, dying flagship publication, or generally making snarky comments about GOPers.   In other words, carrying on the legacies of John Frank and Colon “Toilet Boy” Campbell quite effectively.  Andy’s latest contribution to driveby…

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The next scandal to smack Raleigh

  To get a preview, just look at what’s already happening south of our state border: Horry County Schools’ $220 million deal with a contractor to build five new schools prompted a state law enforcement investigation, the district revealed Tuesday in a statement.   The statement also reveals that communication between the CEO of First Floor Energy, the contractor selected to design the schools, and a contracted school board attorney…

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Did NCGOP HQ drop the ball on Robeson vote fraud?

Some emails we’ve obtained would seem to suggest that. Just the other day,  the state board of elections voted along party lines to certify a Robeson County judicial election that had been  caught up in the hubbub over the Ninth Congressional District race.  The entirety of Robeson County is in  the Ninth District.   One of the biggest reasons given by the state board for a lack of investigation or…

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#ncpol: See the Influence-peddler for “struggling rural hospitals” whine and moan about his luxury Caribbean vacation.

It must be tough being a pampered, overpaid Raleigh influence-peddler.  Here’s one right now apparently complaining  about how tough his life is: Let me translate.  @Adam Stewart is the Twitter account for the deputy chairman of Sandals Resorts — the famed all-inclusive vacation chain with locations throughout The Caribbean.  One of their properties is called “Royal Barbados.” Here is the apparent owner of the @SelectSandy account: And last but certainly…