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#ncga: Kelly Hastings and his campaign finances. (*SIGH*)

We’ve reported at length on state Rep. Kelly Hastings and the, um, adventurous style with which he manages his campaign finances. His year-end 2017 report is living up to the reputation of his previous filings. His report shows he’s spent $20,136.70 this election cycle — despite only recently gaining a primary opponent. His report shows that Hastings’s campaign has made “debt payment(s)” to Hastings totaling $8,547.59 for the election cycle….

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#ncga: NC Dem poll info on House races ????

It appears the North Carolina Democrat Party may have shared some info on internal polling with the girl from the steno pool at Spectrum News.  You know Spectrum.  It’s that white noise usually playing on that TV in the waiting room. (Or in the common room at the nursing home.) Anybody can throw lists together.  It’s interesting – and quite telling — that they’re not releasing cross-tabs / margins of…

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#ncga: The NC Republican Senatorial Committee and the SD-25 GOP primary

Remember those “affiliated party committees”? They got rammed through Jones Street in response to the election of Hasan Harnett to the NCGOP chairmanship.  *Can’t have the unwashed Tea Party hordes getting their hands on all that shakedown moolah!* The GOP senators took all of their loot out of party HQ and put it into something called “The North Carolina Republican Senatorial Committee.” Well, this group — which we were told…

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#ncpol: “What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate!”

I’m going to delay commentary momentarily.  I want you, dear readers, to see if you can find what’s wrong HERE: In one press release, the NCGOP Communications team has managed to offer TWO DIFFERENT spellings of their target’s last name and a butchering of his first name.  (For the record, it’s DAMON CIRCOSTA.) Next, check out the quote from Michele Nix in the second paragraph.  They gave us THIS:   When…

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#ncga: Tide pods? (*Yummy!*)

The N&O’s AndyPaul Speck (*Spock? Spoke? Specht?*) — heir apparent to Colon “Toilet Boy” Campbell and John “The Shih Tzu” Frank — does a bang-up job transcribing and publishing crib notes from leftist opposition research types (when he’s not trying to play catch-up with this site). It’s pretty clear that the lefties want the scalp of one Beverly Boswell,  a rookie Republican state representative from Dare County.  Boswell speaks her…

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#ncga: In 2018, Byrd just MIGHT be THE WORD

Moore County’s Jamie Boles has had it relatively easy in his decade in Raleigh.  The Republican, representing state House district 52, easily knocked off a troubled incumbent in a crowded 2008 primary.  Between 2008 and 2016, the legislator and well-liked, well-respected funeral home owner got a free pass on election day. (In Moore County, everything gets decided in the GOP primaries.)  In 2016,  he got a scare from political newcomer…

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Monkey Business Report: NC House GOP caucus edition

Uh, oh.  We got mail.  (And you know how much fun that can be ’round these parts.) It’s no secret that the various caucuses on Jones Street enjoy dipping into the personal campaign war chests of their members.  Sometimes its for legitimate reasons. Many times its for lining their pockets and the pockets of cronies. I have it on good authority that House GOP members are not donating to the…

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#ncga: Keep an eye on the Senate 25 GOP race

Moore County is headed toward its THIRD different state senator over a six year period.  Initially, Moore was contained in its own district and was represented by one of its own — the late Harris Blake (R).  Redistricting put Moore in with Randolph County and saddled it with representation from Randolph’s Jerry Tillman (R). Well, we’ve been redistricted AGAIN.  This time we’re being inserted into a district with Richmond, Scotland…

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#ncga, #ncpol: Drill,baby,drill?

Speaking of those Outer Banks — where EVERYBODY already has a job — the issue of offshore drilling is a hot topic this election season. In the NC House district 6 primary,  challenger Bobby Hanig has gone on record opposing offshore drilling in the region — citing a possible negative effect on tourism.  The incumbent in that race, state Rep. Beverly Boswell, is supporting the idea of offshore drilling.  Her…

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#ncga: EVERYBODY already has a job!

So says Currituck County commission chairman, and state House district 6 candidate Bobby Hanig: […] Hanig acknowledged that some of the opposition to offshore drilling is based on emotion. However, he said his own decision to oppose it is based on the future of Currituck’s massive tourism industry. “I myself am not willing to take a chance on someone losing their job for financial gain because of some oil being…