#ncga: In HD-51, Mathis (D) outrai$ing incumbent Sauls (R) for ALL of 2018

This Lee County-based district has bounced back and forth between  Rs and Ds for the past few years.  Will it happen again in 2018? According to the latest fundraising reports,  state Rep. John Sauls (R) raised $5,050 for the second quarter of 2018.  His Democrat challenger Lisa Mathis reported raising $49,495.26 for the same period. If you go back to the beginning of the year, things don’t look much better for Sauls.  In the first quarter of 2018, Sauls reported raising $3,500.  Mathis, by comparison, reported raising $24,963.53 for the same period.

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#ncga: In HD-36, Democrat von Haefen has MORE Dollars than Nelson

For the second quarter of 2018, that is.  One of Speaker Tim Moore’s top henchmen (who happens to chair the House Appropriations Committee) finds himself in a little bit of a fiscal hole. According to the latest campaign disclosure reports, state Rep. Nelson Dollar reports raising $38,800 for the second quarter of 2018.  His Democrat challenger Julie von Haefen reports raising $70,281.64 for the same period.  

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#ncga: In HD-52, Simon (D) outrai$ed Boles (R) in low-budget Q2 tussle

They appear to really be pinching pennies in this Moore County-based district.      Republican incumbent Jamie Boles has been representing this district since 2008.  He’s had no significant challenges from Democrats, but has had two serious Republican primary challengers. His last primary challenger, Aberdeen town commissioner Ken Byrd, raised $20,358.14 in an unsuccessful 2018 effort to unseat Boles. The second quarter 2018 fundraising numbers are out, and they are revealing something interesting.    Democrat Lowell Simon is reporting raising $11,987.68 for the period. Boles, the imcunbent, is reporting a fundraising total of $8,450 for the same period.  The Boles…

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#ncga: In SD-1, Phelps (D) outrai$ed Steinburg (R) in Q2

I’m starting to see a pattern here. Bill Cook (R) is stepping down from his admirable tenure representing district 1.  The district on the ballot for November is more Democrat-friendly than the one Cook has been serving. State Rep. Bob Steinburg (R) is seeking to move up to the state senate.  He’s a known quantity in the area who came out on top in a very nasty May primary.   The latest fundraising  numbers are out.  According to disclosure reports on file with the state,  the Steinburg campaign raised $48,417.50 for the second quarter of 2018.   However, his Democrat…

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#ncga: In SD-25, Mills(D) outrai$ed incumbent McInnis (R) in Q2

It took a vicious slander campaign courtesy of Phil Berger and the boys to get him through the May primary. Tom McInnis might need even more of the same  if he’s going to pull out a win in November. According to the latest disclosure reports, Pinehurst Democrat Helen Probst Mills has outraised incumbent Republican senator Tom McInnis for the second quarter of 2018. The Mills campaign is showing receipts of $87,933.80 for the second quarter of 2018.  The McInnis campaign is reporting receipts of $64,642.52 for the same period. It’s unusual for a majority party incumbent to be outraised by a…

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#ncpol: Talk about having money to burn …

State Democrats have been trumpeting a fundraising windfall they say is indicative of a coming “blue wave”.  Sometimes it’s fun to peek behind the curtains when this kind of bluster, spin and bull-feces is hurled around the immediate environs.  Let’s go to the campaign finance reports: On April 27, the state Democratic Party landed  a $105,000 check from David Cohen of Charlotte’s Simcah Capital Management.  (That puts Mr. Cohen’s generosity toward the party at a grand total of $140,000 for this election cycle.) On May 1, NY resident Vincent May — founder and chairman of the international private equity firm…

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#ncpol: About those Civitas polls …

*”Hey, if the flagship political organ of The Pope Empire says things are bad for Republicans, THAT IS NEWS.”* Something like that runs through the mostly-empty heads in driveby media newsrooms (and Democrat campaign offices) across the state every time Civitas releases something that might not be considered music to the ears of Dallas and his grandpa. The latest piece of “joyful” news the drivebys are trumpeting is a Civitas poll showing Mark Harris — vanquisher of the despicable Robert Pittenger — down by SEVEN POINTS to his pre-pubescent Democrat challenger. I’ll have to admit — given who his top…

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#ncga: Time for mandatory rabies testing?

I have some good friends residing in and around Charlotte.  But I tell them often — your hometown is a LOST CAUSE. For starters, they’ve got a rioter and a 9-11 skeptic / cop-hater sitting on their city council.   The producers are fleeing by the droves.  Those who stay behind are getting bled dry to subsidize the consumers (who just happen to have all the votes). Apparently, the RNC has narrowed its choices for its 2020 convention to Charlotte and Las Vegas.  Vegas IS a lot of fun.  But most of you know that.  Unfortunately, its proximity to L.A….

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The seedy side of the amnesty / open borders movement

Foreigners are imported to America for the purpose of providing cheap labor and / or entertainment for wealthy business interests.  You’d think we’re talking about colonial or pre-Civil War America.  But no, we’re talking modern-day America. We hear a lot about keeping parents and children together.  We hear a lot about providing opportunity to folks who are oppressed in their homelands. (Never mind that said folks pass through five or six other countries to reach ours.)  Never mind that groups like The Chamber of Commerce and The Farm Bureau  — two groups that would benefit greatly from the aforementioned “cheap”…

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RINO rage over DPI’s Johnson

I was a little lukewarm about Mark Johnson when I first met him during the 2016 primary campaign.  But since he’s been in office, he’s done a bang-up job of getting on the last nerve of all the right people. Here’s the latest: The fight over who is running North Carolina’s public schools remains unsettled, with both the State Board of Education and Superintendent Mark Johnson insisting they’re in charge. Both sides claimed victory in a state Supreme Court decision released in June that upheld a 2016 state law transferring some of the state board’s powers to Johnson. In a…

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