Tillis: Anger at Congress killing GOPe fundraising

The drive-bys tell us that the big donors to the national GOP are a wee bit miffed at their boys and girls on Capitol Hill: Republicans are confronting a growing revolt from their top donors, who are cutting off the party in protest over its inability to get anything done. Tensions reached a boiling point at a recent dinner at the home of Los Angeles billionaire Robert Day. In full view of around two dozen guests, Thomas Wachtell, a retired oil and gas investor and party contributor, delivered an urgent message to the night’s headliner, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:…

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Talk of The Town: Losing One’s $%#@. (ON THE AIR.)

I’ve never met Henry Hinton. I hear he’s a nice fellow.  But he loses me with his constant kiss-up to Thom Tillis and Pat McCrory. But his radio talk show, Talk of The Town, is a major political force along the east coast of the state.  Most GOPe types view Hinton as an easy interview — kind of like celebrities view Barbara Walters or Larry King.  Neither King nor Walters are likely to get in your face if you are from their world — and neither is Hinton. So, one would think congressional candidate and current Craven County commissioner Scott…

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Let’s (NOT) play the victimhood game

The N&O’s new legislature reporter Lauren Horsch — who most recently scribbled for the horridly leftist IndyWeek — is employing some of the same agitation tactics her former employer is so famous for. According to Lauren, it IS an outrage that the percentage of women who reside in North Carolina is much higher than the percentage of the General Assembly that happens to be female. It can’t simply be the fact that many many women just aren’t interested in running for office.  (*It can’t be that not so many have run. It’s GOT to be bigotry.  GOT TO BE.*) Lauren…

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Roy & his boys: Hittin’ rock bottom

There’s all kinds of national news about how the Democrats are in trouble. North Carolina Democrats — with their bloodthirsty crusade against 100 year old statues and attempts to refight one of the bloodiest eras in our nation’s history — are really hammering that notion home. Roy Cooper wants some Capitol area statues moved out to Johnston County. (Phil Berger — the man who REALLY runs things in Raleigh, says “NOPE.”) Attorney General Josh Stein is also mouthing some weasel-words against the statues. Never mind that he VOTED FOR the law meant to keep leftist hooligans from toppling statues left…

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#ncga: Twiddy jumps in coastal senate race

Dare County businessman Clark Twiddy is making it official: He is IN the District 1 state Senate race to win. Sources close to Twiddy say that he changed his focus from the 2018 lieutenant governor’s race to the state Senate in response to pleas from area residents reacting to the retirement of incumbent senator Bill Cook:  “If Senator Cook had made his announcement a few months ago, I would have made this decision then.  I’m at a point in my life that I want to offer myself for public service and when this option came up, I was humbled by friends…

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Dallas and his imagination

Jim Womack is looking like quite the prophet. He told us time and again during his recent run for NCGOP state chairman that Republicans would fall into third place in terms of statewide voter registration by October. Drive by media reports indicate they met that benchmark in September.   Grandpa must have been napping, but the drivebys DID manage to find Dallas Woodhouse: […] N.C. Republican Party Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse says the numbers aren’t bad news for the GOP. “Republicans have dramatically closed the gap on Democrats and continue to do so, even this year,” he said in an…

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#ncga: Carl Ford swapping House for Senate

We may be losing a conservative champion (Bill Cook) in the North Carolina Senate, but we may be gaining one further out west. North Carolina Rep. Carl Ford (R) confirmed for us on Tuesday that he will forsake a primary showdown with fellow House conservative stalwart Larry Pittman.  Ford told us he will seek the newly created Senate District 33, which includes Rowan and Stanly counties.   This latest round of redistricting had double-bunked him in the same district with his conservative comrade Pittman. In the House, Ford has regularly voted with conservative heroes like Chris Millis, Larry Pittman, and…

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