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NC-09: Shameful driveby scumbags and the money-bleeding outlets that employ them

  Journalism, like politics, has always been dominated by lying and scalawag-ery.  I saw it as a driveby 20-plus years ago.  I’d come home from work, turn on  the news, and wonder if those TV nimrods had actually witnessed the same events I did that…

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NC-09: New Robeson elections board chairman donated repeatedly to McCready in 2017, 2018

    Roy Cooper can’t always be counted on to do the ethical thing.  (See The Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Josh Malcolm as examples.) His choice for Robeson County board of elections chairman may be yet another example of his crossing an ethical line.  Robeson…

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Dallas Woodhouse, the “gift” that keeps on giving

  It was awfully sweet for those darlings over at McClatchy to illustrate yesterday’s proceedings at the state bar with a pic of Mark Harris bawling his eyes out. The only thing that could top that?  Video and / or photos of McClatchy employees crying…

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NC-09: Fun with headlines re: The Kangaroo Court

  It appears Kim Strach is still stunned and surprised at what all has been  happening at the state agency she reportedly runs. But, I digress.  Readers of The N&O website were greeted by THIS particular headline: Mark Harris had ‘regular communication’ with Bladen County…

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NC-09: Kangaroo Court is in session

    The Alinskyite effort by the left to steal a congressional election in North Carolina opened a new chapter Monday.  State elections board supervisor Kim Strach was posing and preening like an innocent bystander to the whole thing. Hillary Clinton’s white-shoe high-dollar DC lawyers…

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#ncpol: NCGOP abandoned Barbara Jackson BEFORE EARLY VOTING EVEN STARTED?

  That’s the shocking allegation we’ve picked up from at least three NCGOP heavy-hitters who attended state party meetings this weekend. All three confirmed for me that they spoke with state party staff during the 2018 campaign about what appeared to be a lack of…

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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…

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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…

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NC-09: Robeson Democrat goes dark, still hasn’t filed final campaign report

A Robeson County school board member running for NC Senate in November — who appears to have been a significant vehicle for disbursing payments to GOTV “consultants” — has not communicated officially with the state board of elections since October 30 and has not submitted…

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#ncga: Steinburg paid fired, convicted aide with campaign funds

Diana London wore a lot of hats for rookie senator Bob Steinburg — legislative assistant, campaign manager, and employee of his sports marketing firm. London pleaded guilty in early December to larceny — a charge which involved the misuse and misappropriation of funds belonging to…