#ncga: Indicted Steinburg aide ALSO working on Steinburg Invitational?

Judging from this email, it would appear to be so. Most politicians who have aides under indictment send them off to go spend more time with their families.  Not Bob Steinburg. Steinburg has Diana London, currently under indictment for one felony count of embezzlement, (1) on the state payroll as his legislative assistant, (2) on his state senate campaign payroll, and (3) working on the Asheville basketball tournament he talked Currituck County into shelling out $50K for.  She’s also facing an ethics complaint for allegedly double-dipping — mixing legislative work and campaign work. That’s a lot of different jobs for…

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#ncga: Keepin’ it CLASSY.

We told you earlier about the resignation of a Moore County GOP official over state senator Tom McInnis.  The official is not just leaving his party office, according to the local paper in Moore County, but is also leaving the party itself: […] In the latest development of turmoil among local Republicans still upset, longtime Republican leader Bob Zschoche has resigned as president of the Moore County Republican Men’s Club over its decision to provide financial support to McInnis. He also confirmed Thursday morning that he plans switch his party affiliation from Republican to unaffiliated. McInnis and Lexo competed in…

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#ncga: It’s GOOD to be the Ki — um, $peaker.

As a NC House GOPer, how on Earth do you have the nerve to lambaste the bad ol’ Jim Black days when you have David Lewis and Tim Moore out front as your leaders? A few days back, we learned that Speaker Timmy had latched on to a Durham pharmaceutical startup like a tick to a dog.  Now, we’re learning — thanks to The Checks & Balances project — that Speaker Timmy may  be helping other folks close to him latch onto the dog: Attorney Jennifer Gray was given the newly-created position of associate general counsel of the North Carolina…

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#ncga: Moore GOP official resigns in protest over Tom McInnis

The aftershocks from the nasty May state senate district 25 GOP primary are still being felt here in the North Carolina Sandhills. A well-connected county GOP source  supplied us with an email  sent by Bob Zschoche, president of the Moore County Republican Men’s Club, to the rest of the club leadership: From: Bob Zschoche […] To: PaulMensClub Subject: Message from Bob Zschoche to the Members of the Men’s Club _________________________________________________________________________At the September 21st meeting of the Executive Committee, one of the agenda items concerned financial support to republican candidates in the November election. When the discussion got to supporting Tom…

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#ncga: A lawyer problem

I  must confess.  I have little to no use for most lawyers.  It’s an occupation where one is paid big bucks to lie, obfuscate, tap dance around and stomp all over ethics and morality and those sorts of things. They have no real skills — short of running their mouths.  Yet they are over-represented in the ranks of government — telling the rest of us what is good for us, what is bad for us, and how we are going to live our lives.   A friend who used to serve in the NC House tells me members, who also happen…

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Salisbury heads back to the trough.

It must be nice.  Blow through all of your money.  Make really bad decisions.  And you can simply run to your neighbors for MORE MONEY. It happens every month at the state’s Local Government Commission.  Local governments strapped for cash run to Raleigh for low-interest, long-term “loans” from the state (meaning us). You may or may not have heard about the city of Salisbury’s disastrous flirtation with municipal wi-fi: Bleeding money, unable to sign up enough subscribers, and incapable of investing in new technology to attract users, Salisbury’s beleaguered municipal broadband service is about to be leased to a private firm….

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#ncpol: Et Tu, Rich?

It’s the Ides of March in late September.   Remember how upset some folks at NCGOP HQ got when some party activists criticized GOP candidates during the general election?  We had tribunals and expulsions from the party. Oh, it was quite ugly. Meanwhile, there’s something quite similar happening down in Charlotte that doesn’t appear to be raising NCGOPe dander: Yep.  Richard Vinroot — one of those guys we conservatives were asked to hold our noses for and support — is backing the Democrat challenger to an incumbent GOP state House member.  And WHERE is the Hillsborough Street lynch mob? If…

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#ncga: House Republican ObamaCare Caucus DOUBLES in size.

Rep. David Lewis (R-Harnett) now has some company: […] State Rep. Nelson Dollar, a powerful Republican budget writer and redistricting chairman who has been an architect of some of the party’s policy priorities, touts his role in boosting teacher pay. In an interview with The Washington Post, Dollar also said he would vote to let North Carolina expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act — something he has opposed since Republicans took over in 2010.[…] Lewis was the ONLY House Republican to support Medicaid expansion when it first came up.    North Carolina already has some of the most generous…

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#ncga: More evidence of special treatment for Steinburg in Currituck deal?

If you’ve been following this site, you know that state Rep. Bob Steinburg, who represents Currituck County in the NC House and is running to represent them in the Senate,  got $50,000 in county funds with no votes or public discussion on the matter.  The money was payment to Steinburg for promotion a basketball tournament IN ASHEVILLE but named after Currituck County.  Steinburg’s BFF is the Currituck County board of commissioners chairman. Steinburg got the money without debate or votes even though he had no prior experience promoting basketball tournaments. I don’t know HOW I missed this gem from late…

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George Soros stooge seeks seat on NC Supreme Court

One only has to look back at the blitz of lawsuits since 2010 to see the power of the judiciary  to wipe out conservative and Republican gains at the ballot box.  Never mind that 70 percent of the state’s voters wanted to codify marriage as being exclusively between a man and a woman.  Find the right leftist ideologue in a black robe and — Voilà!  The will of the people is struck down.  In 2016, in no small part to foul-ups at the top of NCGOP ranks, liberals earned a one-vote majority on the state Supreme Court.  Anita Earls, founder…

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