Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Charlie Jeter: What a ‘bargain.’

He was the muscle for Speaker Thom Tillis in the North Carolina House, while racking up the most liberal voting record in the GOP caucus.  He and Kelly Hastings regularly bumped into each other while trying to escape the House chamber and take a walk on important votes.  His private business got sued for non-payment of debts. And he quit his reelection bid at the last minute, thereby handing his…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Jones St. GOP set to up spending by ONE BILLION above 2017-2018

This is quite a nasty surprise to break on us the eve of legislative primaries across the state.  Here it is straight from Speaker Timmy’s office: Legislative leaders on Monday hailed the news that Republicans’ pro-growth economic policies have generated North Carolina’s fourth consecutive revenue surplus, $356.7 million this year, and an expected fifth consecutive revenue surplus of $276.5 million in 2018-19.[…] Okay.  So they took in more money than…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Bob Steinburg aide illegally double-dipping?

There were questions earlier about Steinburg seeking payments from the state for time that he wasn’t in Raleigh or when the legislature was out of session.   Now, at least one Senate District 1 voter is alleging, in a complaint to legislative officials and the state board of elections, a Steinburg aide is getting cash from Steinburg’s Senate campaign AND the state.   Voter Bill Lehman filed the complaint this week.  Here…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Steinburg ally beats up Boswell

Beverly Boswell committed the sin of being nice to Clark Twiddy, the Dare County businessman fighting Bob “Cleanup on the pickle aisle” Steinburg for a state Senate seat.  As payback, Steinburg — between thumps on his seldom used Bible — reached into his Nixonian bag of dirty tricks and found her a primary opponent. Bobby Hanig of Currituck County — who, by the way, swears that everyone in The Outer…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media Moore County NCGOP Politics

Integrity a one-way street in Moore County D.A.’s office?

Law enforcement documents are leaked to a local newspaper in a county that has a heated primary for sheriff going on. The documents target a candidate in the sheriff’s race and indicate that he will be impacted by the precedent set by the US Supreme Court’s Giglio ruling —  officers caught lying in an investigation must have that fact disclosed in all future court testimony. This happened about 60 miles…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Senator Sanctuary

We’ve got a senator named Tom in DC who has shown true weakness on illegal immigration and protecting our national borders.  It appears we may have a senator named Tom in Raleigh who may be just as weak. In 2015, senator Tom McInnis was one of just THREE Republican senators to vote against HB318 “The Protect North Carolina Workers Act.” From the General Assembly website, here’s the description of the…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga SD-1 endorsers: Top conservative blesses Twiddy. Steinburg gets — a DEMOCRAT?

Well, one of the wildest, craziest, meanest primary fights in the state is mercifully coming to a close.  Endorsements are starting to come in. Senator Bill Cook (R), the retiring incumbent in the district, has cut an ad for Clark Twiddy that both praises Twiddy and blasts state Rep. Bob Steinburg. Cook followed that up with this, from The Daily Advance newspaper: It’s unusual, to say the least, to hear…

Posted in campaign 2018 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Walter Jones

#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…

Posted in campaign 2018 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

#ncpol: Anti-Trumpers airing ads THANKING Thilli$$$ for his help.

Some of the leading opponents of President Donald Trump in the DC establishment are coming together to air ads in Charlotte and Raleigh praising US Senator Thom Tilli$$$ for his work in keeping special prosecutor Robert Mueller employed: Washington, DC– Republicans for the Rule of Law was recently founded by Bill Kristol, Mona Charen, and Linda Chavez–along with a broad coalition of conservatives and Republicans–to represent the majority of Republicans…

Posted in campaign 2018 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

What day is it? (Don’t ask Phil Law.)

Phil Law is one of three candidates seeking the 3rd congressional district’s GOP nomination.    He’s appeared on this site before.  Getting all flexible and creative with his racial identity.  Filing for the 3rd district congressional race — even though he lives 60 to 80 miles outside the district in Wake County.   And now, there’s THIS. Yep.  Somebody apparently forgot to update his commercials.  He ran in 2016 when…