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#ncga: Senate dist. 25 GOP primary could set off touchy “family feud”

North Carolina Senate District 25 now includes Moore, Scotland, Anson and Richmond Counties.  It has an incumbent, Republican Tom McInnis of Richmond County.  McInnis has filed for reelection and, for the first time, will be seeking votes in Moore. Moore County GOP mover-and-shaker George Little and his allies have already committed to helping McInnis campaign and raise money in Moore. A Moore County Democrat, Helen Mills, has filed for the…

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#ncga: Traveling & Eating (on special interests’ dime) with Jason

Only in America — specifically North Carolina and the NCGOP — can a guy go from broke and unemployed to making major financial decisions for the future of the state and getting showered with cash.  It’s good to be Jason Saine. We’ve had quite a bit of fun scrutinizing Jason’s campaign reports — you know, since NO ONE ELSE appears to be interested in doing it.  This tubby little parasite…

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#ncga: NC Dems blast Crone for playing nice with Dollar

I  have a lot of respect for Democrat uber-consultant / NC Spin regular Brad Crone.  I disagree with him on just about everything issues-wise. But he does have an interesting, often-on-the-mark take on the state’s political inner workings. It looks like things have gotten a wee bit pissy between ol’ Brad and his comrades at state Democrat HQ: Today, the North Carolina Democratic Party publicly condemned campaign consultant and Raleigh-based…

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NC-03: Racial Roulette?

“Round and round she goes. Where she stops, nobody knows ….” — Overheard in Vegas There are some questions in life that should be easy to answer.  What’s your name?  How old are you? Where were you born?   We used to include “What gender are you?” until some folks in Raleigh and Charlotte decided that gender was something, um, fluid or interchangeable.  (* Let’s see, do I feel like…

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Another one bites the Blust — um, dust

Bert Jones. Carl Ford. Chris Millis. And now John Blust. Leaders in the state House’s tiny conservative minority are calling it quits in this cycle  It must be tough to hold firm principles and sit in that chamber day after day watching other folks throw theirs out the window. I know I couldn’t stand it. I got to know Blust during the 2006 election cycle.  I was a leader in…

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Popping the “Blue Monday” bubble

  Well, the state Democrat Party has rolled out more challengers for incumbent Jones Street Republicans.  One that threw me for a loop was Lowell Simon of Moore County challenging Jamie Boles. If you read up on Simon, he sounds like quite an impressive fellow.  Buuuuuuuut —- he’s a Democrat.  In Moore County.  One of the state’s reddest, yellow-dog Republican counties.   Let me illustrate.  Here are some total vote percentages…

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#ncga: A familiar face from 2012?

Republican Ed Goodwin gave Elaine Marshall a spirited challenge in the 2012 Secretary of State race. Now, it appears Goodwin is eyeing a different route to Raleigh: Eddy Goodwin, a former state ferry director and former Chowan commissioner, says he plans to run for state representative in the newly configured 1st House District [….]  Goodwin, 65, is planning to run in the new House district that includes Chowan, Perquimans, Tyrrell,…

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CR ratings: Tilli$$$ most liberal NCGOPer in DC

All of that crossing the aisle and ‘outcomes’ nonsense is paying off for the man from Florida Tennessee Cornelius Huntersville.  Conservative Review has their latest rankings out,  and here are some of the highlights: Ted Budd (R-13) tops the list with a perfect score of 100.  Mark Meadows (R-11) is a close second with a 95. Walter Jones (R-3) comes in third at 87.   (Kinda puts a dent in…

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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…

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#ncga: A primary for Speciale. (*Sur-prise. Sur-prise. Sur-prise.*)

It’s regularly done for his House compatriot Larry Pittman.  Now, one has magically come out of the woodwork for conservative stalwart Mike Speciale of New Bern: A Republican primary shaping up for 2018 would pit two retired Marines from New Bern against each other – including Rep. Michael Speciale, a legislative lightning rod. The challenger, Eric Queen, 41, holds views in line with most Republicans. He supports voter ID and…