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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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#ncga: House bill seeks in-state tuition for illegal aliens

  Check out HB 319 filed on Thursday.  Sure, its sponsors are a bunch of Democrats. Sure, it’s filed in a Republican-controlled chamber.  But with a smaller majority, and a lot of stinkin’ Tilli$$$ Republicans slithering around,  ANYTHING is possible. The “In-State Tuition Equity Act” would grant  in-state admission status  to UNC system campuses and the state’s community colleges.  So, kids who have flouted this country’s  citizenship and immigration and…

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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…

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Convention News ! Get your hot-and-fresh convention news!

  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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#ncpol: N&O’s ‘Randy Andy’ breaks from Twitter to lead new driveby assault on GOPer

  The newest kid on the block at The N&O has learned that place’s playbook very quickly and very well.  You’ll typically find Paul A. “Andy” Specht on social media posting selfies, hawking subscriptions to his employer’s money-bleeding, dying flagship publication, or generally making snarky comments about GOPers.   In other words, carrying on the legacies of John Frank and Colon “Toilet Boy” Campbell quite effectively.  Andy’s latest contribution to driveby…

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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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NCGOP’s treasurer has a history of financial reprimands, penalties

  If you check out the North Carolina Republican Party’s campaign finance filings with the state board of elections and the Federal Elections Commission, you will see they are signed by one Jason Lemons, identified as the party’s “treasurer.” Lemons is currently chairman of the Harnett County Board of Education.  A search of state campaign finance records show that he’s been signing off on NCGOP campaign finance filings as far…

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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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The next scandal to smack Raleigh

  To get a preview, just look at what’s already happening south of our state border: Horry County Schools’ $220 million deal with a contractor to build five new schools prompted a state law enforcement investigation, the district revealed Tuesday in a statement.   The statement also reveals that communication between the CEO of First Floor Energy, the contractor selected to design the schools, and a contracted school board attorney…

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Dallas Rising?

Michele Nix has abandoned ship to run for Congress.  Robin Hayes is off napping somewhere — occasionally waking up to guest-star in FBI surveillance operations.  So, like Kevin McAllister, Dallas Woodhouse is Home Alone.   In this current state of chaos and confusion and scandal at NCGOP headquarters, is it wise to leave this motor-mouthed cartoon character  IN CHARGE?   (I mean, WHAT-COULD-GO-WRONG?) Given the current state of affairs in…