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  There were a lot of county GOP conventions today.  In the 3rd and 9th congressional districts, there were a higher number of candidates in attendance than at other county gatherings.  (*I’m told there are some sort of special elections coming up in both locales.*) So, without further ado: Attendance.    I’m hearing that the GOP grassroots is not exhibiting a lot of excitement this year.  Many counties that met…

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NC-03: If I had a dime for every person who filed for Congress …

  I’d be $2.60 richer! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the deadline for filing for the Third Congressional District seat in the US House has come and gone.  And boy have you folks in that district got a crowd to sift through.   We’ve got 17 Republicans,  6 Democrats,  2 Libertarians, 1 Constitution Partier –—  and a partridge in a pear tree.   Literally, something for everybody.   This beats the…

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NC-03: A consultant-palooza! (Up to 18 candidates, with one day to go.)

    This special election to replace the late, great Walter Jones is turning into quite a full-employment act for political consultants.  We’ve got quite a crowd in the race already.  And I detect at least FOUR who were recruited by political consultants seeking an extra paycheck or two in this off-year election.   Dr. Joan Perry (R) of Kinston, a pediatrician and former UNC board of governors member, added…

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NC-03: Gettin’ kinda crowded in here

  We’ve got two more days left to file for this race.   Apparently, there are a helluva lot of people with dreams of working in Washington, DC. As of RIGHT NOW, we have FOUR DEMOCRATS, ELEVEN REPUBLICANS, ONE LIBERTARIAN, AND ONE CONSTITUTION PARTY candidate.  And I am aware of at least another handful of folks who are seriously eyeing the race, but haven’t yet filed.   The Democrat field…

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NC-03: Is that sulphur I smell?

  I knew that the wide-open opportunity in this congressional race would be too much for NCGOPe uber-consultants Dee Stewart and Paul Shumaker to pass up. All sorts of indicators are telling me that this duo  are beating the bushes to get former state senator Thom Goolsby of Wilmington to move a little further north and join the GOP fray in The Third Congressional District.   Goolsby had a pretty…

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NC-03: And then there were SEVEN …

  One more candidate joined the fold today in the special election for the Third Congressional District seat in DC.    Shannon Wilson Bray of Apex filed for the seat as a Libertarian.  What is it about Wake County residents filing for this seat?  Phil Law is IN.  Francis DeLuca says he’s coming.  So has Wake resident Jeff Moore.    (Law and DeLuca each bought dumpy houses in the district…

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NC-09: Is the jig finally UP?

  They had a high-profile show trial that saw Rev. Mark Harris personally ruined.  McCrae Dowless got indicted and arrested.  And Ginger McCready’s political fortunes got revived as authorities reversed his November 2018 905-vote defeat.  And the driveby media dutifully took dictation and regurgitated slander and misinformation. It now appears that, after all that devastation and destruction, authorities are backing off what they’ve done and saying “Oh, never mind.” How…

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NC-09: WHY are the leftist loons so freakin’ scared of Stony Rushing?

  Maybe it’s the fact he knows his way around firearms.  Maybe it’s because he’s not afraid to “whup some ass” when a rival throws shade his way. But the “peace & love” crowd is frantically contorting itself into all sorts of unholy rage over the very existence of one Stony Rushing.  He’s a Union County commissioner, a Republican, a dreaded gun shop owner who once dressed up as the…

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Sources: GOPer Jack Moody has ‘a hell of a good basis for appeal’ of state elections board ruling on Robeson County

  We talked with several JD-bearing observers who characterized today’s ruling on vote fraud allegations in Robeson County as little more than naked, vicious power politics with very little basis in the law.  Robeson County was one of two counties in the Ninth Congressional District where illegal activities were suspected of negatively impacting the congressional race.  The final results, where Republican Mark Harris led Democrat Dan McCready by 905 votes,…

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NC-03: Put up or shut up time

  It’s easy to talk a lot of junk.  It’s another thing altogether to pay a filing fee and sign your name on the dotted line.  The filing for the special election to replace the late Walter Jones in the US House of Representatives kicked off today. So far, we have TWO Democrats and FOUR Republicans who have stepped forward. New Bern mayor Dana Outlaw was a surprise Democrat filer….