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: Walter Jones not done yet with Scott Dacey

The votes may be counted and the results finalized for the May primary.  But the first place finisher in the 3rd district GOP congressional primary, Walter Jones, is not quite finished with third-place finisher Scott Dacey. According to a statement issued from the Jones campaign, the congressman is appealing to the state board of elections about alleged misconduct during the primary by the Dacey campaign: […] The May 2018 Republican Primary for North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District was one of the most talked about in the nation.   Congressman Walter Jones garnered the support of the voters, but now he…

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#NC-03: John Boehner backs Scott Dacey

That’s what the folks at Bloomberg say: Add former Speaker John Boehner to the list of Washington names piling on against Rep. Walter Jones. Jones (R-N.C.) is being challenged in next week’s primary election. Boehner’s political action committee, The Freedom Project, sent a $1,500 contribution April 27 to Scott Dacey, a county commissioner and lobbyist seeking to unseat Jones. The Freedom Project’s “purpose is to keep and expand a conservative majority in the U.S. House,” John Criscuolo, the group’s executive director and a longtime Boehner aide, said in an e-mail to Bloomberg Government. “Scott Dacey is our best shot in…

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#ncpol: Conservative PAC takes a bite out of Scott Dacey

Eastern Carolina Conservatives Fund is putting its two cents in about congressional candidate Scott Dacey, who — if you haven’t heard — is a lobbyist for Indian casinos. Dacey, Phil Law, and Walter Jones are all seeking the GOP nomination for North Carolina’s 3rd congressional district. ECCF has apparently decided to educate the good folks in the Third District about Mr. Dacey.  A radio ad and a television ad both started running across the district today. Election Day is May 8th.  

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Wheels coming OFF on Scott Dacey’s Soros fantasy?

Lying and obfuscation are such an integral part of American politics that we often accept it and / or become immune to it.  But sometimes, the bovine fecal matter gets piled on so thick, and its odor becomes so unbearable, you have to SAY SOMETHING. Sites like ours on the right, and The Intercept on the left, are committed to putting the powerful under a microscope and calling out their malfeasance when it is spotted. We reported earlier on Indian casino lobbyist Scott Dacey’s highly-dubious, far-fetched efforts to link congressman Walter Jones with leftist super-villain George Soros.  Apparently, even the folks at…

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#ncpol: When Indian casino lobbyists attack

Pete Benton probably thought his Saturday morning was going to be simple.  He had been asked to be a surrogate for congressman Walter Jones at the Craven County GOP convention.  His mission?  Read a prepared statement written by the congressman to the gathered delegates.   Benton got through part of the statement before time ran out.  The part he got to — as time was called — described Jones opponent Scott Dacey as “an Indian casino lobbyist.” Following his remarks, Benton stepped outside the meeting room to speak with Hazel Speciale, the wife of state legislator Mike Speciale.  It was…

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NC-03: Dacey’s own #’s show a loss to Jones AND somebody named UNDECIDED.

There is an interesting strategy being put forth by NCGOPe types this cycle.  Put a lot of bad news out there, and demand MO’ MONEY. We saw Matt Bales with the NC House GOP caucus doing it.   Now here comes Indian casino lobbyist (and GOP congressional candidate) Scott Dacey and his campaign guru Paul Shumaker: Okay.  Let me do a little translation for you.  Team Dacey did something called a “push poll”  — where you call potential voters and feed them slanted, negative information about your opponent with the hope of driving your opponent’s approval numbers down.  This can be…

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#NC-03: The LONG arm of the Law?

Oh, The Third Congressional District’s GOP primary is living up to its reputation for soap-opera and drama.  DC lobbyist (and Craven County commissioner) Scott Dacey is already in as a challenger to incumbent Walter Jones. State Senator Harry Brown, the #2 guy in the upper chamber on Jones Street, seriously flirted with the idea of jumping in.  But, the powers-that-be (who apparently don’t appreciate hearing news like that FIRST from a website) talked some sense into him and he’s back on the reelection trail for another term in Raleigh.  Now comes word — from moles in the district — that…

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The WaPo takes on WaJo

The maestros of fake news at The Washington Post are turning their,um, creative juices toward our very own Walter Jones: There are 291 Republicans in Congress, and only one voted against the GOP tax bill because he thinks it will increase the U.S. deficit.A 12-term congressman from the eastern banks of North Carolina, Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr. (R-N.C.) says his fellow House Republicans have used cherry-picked data and fanciful projections to delude themselves that the plan will not balloon the federal deficit.“I guarantee you, if Mr. Obama was the president and he put this tax bill in, those deficit hawks…

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#ncpol: Jones and taxes.

  When news broke that Walter Jones was one of thirteen Republicans to vote NO on the hallowed tax package pushed through the House by Paul Ryan and the boys, I just knew it would be misused to further the myth that Jones is some kind of “liberal.” I just knew that the NCGOPe boo-birds — seeking to replace Jones with one of their own by perpetuating that myth — would have a field day. Speaking of said boo-birds, here’s one NOW: (*Gee.  Somebody’s still touchy about not getting any consulting $$$$ from ” a certain elected official’s campaign.”*) You can’t…

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