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#ncpol: More on Wayne Goodwin’s $$$-grab in Charlotte tonight

  We tipped you off earlier about a fundraiser in Charlotte tonight for incumbent Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin (D).  As time passes, we’re learning more and more about this out-of-state, bipartisan bunch seeking to fill Goodwin’s campaign coffers. For the longest time, I wondered why…

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#ncpol: Out-of-state GOPers, scandal-tained Dem coming to raise $$$$ for Wayne Goodwin

It’s always interesting to see what pops up in my mail: Let’s take a look at the sponsors of this little soiree.  Jim Donelson is a Republican.   John Doak is a Republican.   Barry Goldwater, Jr. is: (1) son of the conservative legend, (2) a…

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#ncga: A guy named Goldwater gets in on the solar fray

It appears the solar energy industry has made more inroads into the Republican Party than we previously thought.  There’s been quite a hullabaloo on Jones Street about certain so-called ”conservative” Republicans fighting to preserve subsidies for solar energy providers. A west coast-based group called “Tell…

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#hayesscandal: Speaker Timmy, Chairman Costanza, & Berger also huddled with Lindberg. (Timmy & Wayne got some $$$. Phil, apparently, did not.)

  Insurance commissioner Mike Causey has hinted that more indictments are likely on the way in this mess.  Could some new drive by media reporting be pointing us in the direction of where this case goes next?:   Top Republican legislative leaders met repeatedly with…

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#ncpol: There’s a NEW shih-tzu in town!

 … And his name is Andy or Paul.  Speck, I think.  Anyway, longtime readers of this site may remember we dubbed former N&O scribbler John Frank “The Shih-Tzu”  for his lapdog modus operandi.  (In other words, he often waited patiently for a morsel from the…