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#ncga: Viva Las Vegas! (Hey, let’s eat.)

Yes, boys and girls, that appears to be the theme for state Rep. Jason Saine’s  Q1 2018 campaign finance report.  He DID have  a primary opponent, but it is amazing how little of his campaign expenditures appear to actually have something to do with campaigning. According to his campaign report,…

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#ncpol: Takin’ care of business.

The Raleigh establishment raved about Democrats Richard Moore and Janet Cowell during their respective tenures in the state treasurer’s office.  Current treasurer Dale Folwell has been quietly slaving away, during his short time in  office, to clean up the mess those two left him. Folwell discovered a loophole that allows…

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#ncga: Would you like some more debt with that?

The alleged conservative revolution in Raleigh is ramming through spending that is $1 billion MORE than what they passed last year. Two years ago, Raleigh gave us the hard sell on this $2 billion ConnectNC bond package. Approving that authorized the state to borrow up to $2 billion for projects…

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#ncga: Curiouser and Curiouser.

Mr. Woodhouse tells us the state GOP was only refunding money Mr. Hastings had previously donated to the party.  Mr. Hastings reports receiving a $5000 “party contribution” from the very same organization Mr. Woodhouse runs.  On October 24, 2017, the Kelly Hastings campaign reported writing a check for $5000 to…

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Kelly v. Dallas: You say REFUND, I say PARTY CONTRIBUTION.

“What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.” — Cool Hand Luke, 1967 ________ I guess it is all in the eye of the B.S. artist.  In an earlier post, we raised questions about a $5000 payment from NCGOP headquarters to the campaign of state Rep. Kelly Hastings, while he…

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#NCGA: Primary-meddling, by the numbers.

We filled you in earlier about the aggressive tactics orchestrated by the NC Senate GOP caucus in the May primaries.  A lot of mean things were said and done, and a lot of money was spent, BY REPUBLICANS AGAINST REPUBLICANS.  Well, The North Carolina Republican Senatorial Caucus (aka The state…

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#ncpol: NCGOP HQ surveilling Republican “enemies” ?

Remember The Haywood Five?  The guys from Haywood County the NCGOP hierarchy wanted to excommunicate? Well, they’ve been busy filing grievances with the state Bar against NCGOP counsel (and kamikaze NC senate candidate) Tom Stark. In their latest filing, they include a document, purportedly crafted by Stark, that — if…

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INDICTED: Bob Steinburg’s right-hand gal in quite a pickle

Sources affiliated with Dare County’s criminal justice system confirmed for us that GOP state senate nominee Bob Steinburg’s right-hand woman has been indicted by a Dare County grand jury.  According to file #18CRS131 at the Dare County Clerk’s office, Diana Nicole London was indicted Monday on one count of embezzlement….

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#ncga: Timmy & co. seeking to clip Constitution Party’s wings?

It appears third party ballot access is a great idea when  the new party competes directly with your opponents.  But look what happens when a  new party comes along that just might threaten the bosses on Jones Street. That’s my new best friend on Jones Street, House minority leader Darren…

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NCGOP getting awful cozy with identity politics

GOP legislators in the NC House appear quite comfortable with the idea of “diversity and equity” training for law enforcement officers. Now it appears the North Carolina Republican Party is giving serious thought to endorsing the formation of a homosexual Republican club.  WHY would the GOP adopt the whole identity…