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#nc-03 Money Talk (Part II) : Moore, Boyd, Cairns, Murphy

  As we said, FEC reports are in.  Again, these numbers cover February 1 through April 10.   Here is our second group of candidates who have filed their financial info:     Jeff Moore Contributions: $104,281.40 Expenditures:  $82,829.38 Cash-on-Hand: $21,452.02     Graham Boyd Contributions: $48,592.09 Expenditures:  $32,014.35 Cash-on-Hand: $16,577.74     Celeste Cairns Contributions: $75,099.00 Expenditures:  $44,001.61 Cash-on-Hand: $31,097.89     Greg Murphy Contributions: $267,994.00 Expenditures:  $204,435.02 Cash-on-Hand:…

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NC-09: Club For Growth money flows toward Stony Rushing

  The DC-based Club For Growth made its voice heard in our state in this election cycle by backing Republican Celeste Cairns in the Third Congressional District primary.     Now, it appears the Club is making some noise in the Ninth Congressional District.  According to FEC filings, Club for Growth Action has launched some independent expenditures (IEs) in that race.  The candidate being either “supported or opposed” by the…

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#nc-03 Money Talk (part I): Nix, Law, DeLuca, Clark, and Rouse

  FEC reports came due.  These first reports cover the period of February 1 through April 10.   Let’s take a look, shall we?   Michele Nix (R)    Contributions: $45,003.50 Expenditures:  $36,283.41 Cash-on-Hand:  $11,720.09 (*No loans or other debts reported)   Phil Law (R) Contributions: $26,480.00 Expenditures: $26,540.00 Cash-on-Hand: $832.99 (*campaign owes debt of  $70,000)   Francis DeLuca (R) Contributions: $44,410.89 Expenditures: $75,099.14 Cash-on-Hand: $44,311.75 (Campaign loan of $85,000)…

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#nc-03: Mystery national group ponies up $$$$ for Cairns ad-buy

  And NO it is not named The Club For Growth.  Our sources tell us that an independent expenditure (an “IE” in political weenie talk)  called “Awake Carolina” has purchased $60,000 in broadcast advertising time to benefit GOP candidate Celeste Cairns.   It looks like they’ve ponied up  a lot more than  that behind the scenes.     Cairns has recently been thrust into the spotlight in the Third Congressional…

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NC-03: Gambling on the FEC not paying attention.

  Scott Dacey’s back.  The third-place finishing (2018), Indian casino-lobbying, former Paul Shumaker client is poking around in the 2019 edition of the Third Congressional District’s GOP primary.  Sources on the ground in the district tell us he’s trying to help GOP candidate (and Thom Tillis and Democrat-endorser) Joan Perry.     And it also appears Dacey’s still raising money to pay off his 2018 campaign debt.   No joke…

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#hayesscandal : Count ’em — THREE amended campaign reports.

  NCGOP treasurer Jason Lemons has been busy.  On April 12 of this year, he submitted not ONE, not TWO, but THREE amended campaign finance reports for the North Carolina Republican Party to the North Carolina State Board of Elections.       The amended reports were for the second, third AND fourth quarters of 2018.  The indictment of Robin Hayes and three other alleged conspirators has certainly raised some…

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#nc-03 voting turnout update

  (Thanks to our friends at Civitas.)  As of the close of business today,  there have been 6,993 votes. Women still have about a 200 vote edge over men.    Republicans are still outpacing Democrats  by about the same  margin as our last report.  The top five precincts, in terms of turnout, as of today are:   TWO in Pitt,  TWO in Lenoir and ONE in Onslow. The top ten…

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#nc-09: McCready FINALLY coughs up the Hijab Honey’s money. (Allah Akbar!)

  We were the first ones to call the Anointed Ginger One out on his anti-semitic pro-terrorist associations.  Dan McCready had Ilhan Omar’s money since November, but has been silent on it.  Instead, he’s been loudly questioning the moral compass of a certain Baptist preacher.     It’s funny that, after several months and more than a few mentions from us, he’s making a big deal of refunding the witch’s…

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NC-03: Club For Growth endorses — Celeste Cairns ?????

  I struggled to find ANY information about the Emerald Isle Republican when she first filed.  No web presence whatsoever.  But the DC-based Club For Growth appears to know all they need to know:     The Club For Growth was founded a number of years ago as a protest against Republicans who seemed to have forgotten the small-government, fiscally-conservative principles at the core of the GOP.   In the…

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NC-03: White, 60+, female, REP voters topping voter turnout thus far

  Civitas has a great tool for tracking the early voting in the Third Congressional District’s special election.  Here’s a summary of what we’re seeing through today: 5730 total votes cast thus far only 730 of those votes were cast by blacks Republican turnout is significantly higher than Democrat (Unaffiliated close behind Democrat) Highest concentration of early voters are 60 and older. Females have a slight edge over males. Ten…