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NC-03: Odds & Ends

  Fundraising.  The campaign of Jeff Moore (R) is touting their guy’s fundraising haul of $75,000 in the first week since he filed.  The DC-based Politico website is reporting that Greg Murphy (R) has surpassed the $200,000 mark in the campaign’s first TWO weeks.   Perrys Meet The Daceys.    Dr. Joan Perry (R) of Kinston  has won the support of Craven County’s Scott Dacey, who lobbies the federal government on…

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The sad state of third parties in North Carolina

  We spend a lot of time griping about the sorry state of the NCGOP and the NC Dems.  But those two organizations are looking great when compared to the state’s Libertarian and Constitution parties. The Libertarian Party of North Carolina hasn’t come much further than the state it was in when co-founded in 1976 by Art Pope. (Yep, THAT Art Pope.) State records show that, in 2019, there are…

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NC-09: A Green!

  Yes, it appears the Green Party will join the Libertarian  Party, the Republicans and Democrat Ginger McCready in this scrum  for the Ninth Congressional District.    Loran Allen Smith of Charlotte will carry the tree-hugger (and likely recyclable) banner into the general election. Halfway through  Day 3, the Republican candidates are STILL Stony Rushing and Fern Shubert, both of Union County.  That’s strange, given all the talk of “big…

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NC-09: Ginger McCready FILES! (Trumpets sound, tears of joy flow in driveby newsrooms from Murphy to Manteo to NY to DC)

  Democrat Ginger McCready,  who cries and whines more than ANY U.S. Marine in American history, has valiantly stormed the state board of elections building with the hope of being the first man to lose the same congressional race two years in  a row to two different opponents.   Lil’  Ginger brings the total number of candidates at the close of filing period DAY 2 to FOUR:  One Democrat, Two…

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NC-09: Horrible News

  That’s “who” sent this email out this afternoon: “Horrible News”  is an alias tied to the email account used by NCGOP communications director Jeff (*$#@*!) Hauser.  Just like the crazy email sent out not too long ago under Dallas’s smiling face and letterhead, this one raises questions like: I assume they’re talking about The Ninth Congressional District.  HOW DO THEY KNOW the race is “close” when the GOP has…

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NC-09: Stony, meet Fern.

  Tne first day of filing ended with confirmation of a Republican primary.   (Libertarian Jeff Scott, who was in the 2018 edition of this race, also returned to the fold.) Former state Rep. (1994-2002) and state senator (2002-2004) Fern Shubert of Union  County has thrown her hat into the ring for the sequel to the Ninth Congressional district race.  Shubert was a strong conservative voice while in Raleigh, and…

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NC-03: The doctor fights back

  Politics IS a full-contact sport.  (As if you didn’t already know this.)  Far too often, I see really good people play way too nice and get their reputations destroyed. Judging from a video taken at a recent Third District GOP confab, congressional candidate and state Rep. Greg Murphy (R-Pitt) is deciding to assertively stand up for himself. Considered by many to be a front-runner in the race, Murphy has…

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NC-09: So far, it’s ALL Stony.

  It’s one thing to talk about running for Congress.  It’s another to step up, pay the filing fee, and sign on the dotted line.  The first day of filing in the Ninth District do-over got started today.  Union County board of commissioners chairman Stony Rushing — by late Monday — was the only one to sign on the dotted line. I hadn’t heard of Rushing until Mark Harris quit…

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#ncga: House’s anti-Folwell bill sitting in Murphy’s Health committee

  Remember how we told you about the hospital lobby drafting a bill clipping treasurer Dale Folwell’s wings and passing out a lot of cash to get the House to move on it?   The bill restricts the treasurer’s ability to manage the state health plan.  (A number of years back,  the health plan was moved into the realm  of the state treasurer because too many legislators were making mischief…

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NC-09: The battle to topple Ginger McCready

  The US Marines have got to LOVE Ginger McCready, the Democrats’ great white hope in the crusade to steal the Ninth Congressional District after 60 years of uninterrupted Republican rule.  No Marine, or ex-Marine, has done more public whining and crying about anything than  lil’ Ginger. It  just demonstrates the damage the left’s efforts to turn military service into just another way to pay off your Harvard and Yale…