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Democrats filling NC Senate GOP campaign coffers

He was one of the key money men behind a PAC that helped knock off a conservative legislator and facilitate a leftist takeover of Lee County a few years ago.  Now, Kirk Bradley — a Democrat registered to vote in Orange County — is opening up his wallet to aid Phil Berger’s Senate Republicans. Here’s the info from the North Carolina Senate Majority Fund’s (the “affiliated” campaign committee supporting the…

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Key figure in Easley scandals cuts big check to NC Senate GOPers

A name that popped up a lot amid reporting on scandals surrounding then-governor Mike Easley is now popping up on a state Republican campaign report. There was the issue of NC State University hiring then-First Lady Mary Easley.  And there were the on-the-down-low airplane flights for Gov. Easley.  And then there was something about “false invoices” for repairs on the Easley residence.  Raleigh developer McQueen Campbell’s name popped up amid…

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NC PolicyWatch tries to burn Folwell over Cowell’s sleight-of-hand

Chris Fitzsimon’s comedy team never passes up an opportunity to spit the word ‘BIGOT’ at a conservative.  This time, the lucky recipient  of Team Chris’s golden spittle is state treasurer Dale Folwell: […] In 2017, as the family planned Connor’s transition, the State Employee Health Plan covered treatment related to gender dysphoria. Indeed, that was the first coverage year in which the plan extended that coverage to transgender people — a…

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#ncga: $peaker Timmy, very expen$ive. (And under review?)

Yes, it’s becoming more and more clear that the leader of the “conservative revolution” is making a KILLING off of the taxpayers.  Here’s the latest: Seven months ago, we began investigating a series of questions surrounding Tim Moore, the powerful Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives. One of those concerns is the large amount of taxpayer dollars Moore has been paid for four separate government jobs.[…] Oh, and…

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#ncga: Smearing Mr. Bishop.

State senator Dan Bishop (R-Mecklenburg)  is one of the nicest, most integrity-laden politicians we know of in contemporary North Carolina politics.  That’s why the hit piece from  the UK Daily Mail — normally a trustworthy conservative news source — threw us for a loop.  A story breaking just before the election in that publication suggests Bishop was THE money man behind a social media platform  that the Pittsburgh temple shooter…

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#ncga: Steinburg basketball tourney ONE HOT MESS

Once again, we have mail. We’ve covered state Rep. Bob Steinburg’s venture into sports promotion — funded by Currituck County tax dollars — pretty extensively.  This time we have a series of emails between officials at the Asheville Civic Center and Bob Steinburg, Jr. — who is apparently now helming the visitcurrituckobx.com Battle for The Blue Ridge to be held in Asheville over Thanksgiving weekend.  Judging from recent emails, things…

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A NCGOP surrender on the Supreme Court?

The NCGOP is in real danger of going 0 for 2 in Supreme Court races during the Hayes-Woodhouse era.  (They’re already 0 for 1 in gubernatorial races.) It wasn’t long ago that we were bombarded with ads promoting Justice Paul Newby (R).  Judicial races are all about name ID, and we had Newby’s name pounded into our heads. Then comes 2016 and the Bob Edmunds debacle.  Marketing for the Supreme…

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$peaker Timmy got paid HOW MUCH ???

Once again, it appears to be GOOD TO BE THE SPEAKER: Seven months after becoming North Carolina House Speaker, powerful Rep. Timothy A. Moore was hired in his native Cleveland County as County Attorney. Moore’s cousin, then-County Commission Chairman Jason Falls, had played a key role in Moore’s hiring. Falls explained that the county, in addition to contracting Moore as County Attorney, had also hired a staff attorney for the…

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#ncpol: Something about Nora

She registered to vote for the first time in the waning days of the 2018 filing period.  Dallas & Grandpa devoted time, money and sweat equity to helping her fight a Democrat effort to have her removed from the ballot.  Nora Trotman, we were told, was the ultimate weapon to wipe out the smarmy Jeff Jackson. Here we are a week before the election, and it appears Jackson is not…

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Commercial fishing group OPPOSES hunting / fishing amendment

A group you’d THINK would be very excited about a “freedom to hunt and fish” amendment to the state constitution is showing they are less than thrilled. Here is an email sent to the members of North Carolina Watermen United by their leadership: From:Melba Milak [redacted] Date: Fri, Oct 26, 2018, 3:01 PM Subject: Fwd: Opposition to Hunt, Fish Amendment To: Melba Milak [redacted] […] TO ALL NCWU – NCWU…