Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: Shumaker driving NC govs protest of amendments?

The state’s drivebys are captivated by the fact that all living former governors came out against TWO of the proposed constitutional amendments on the November ballot.  Now, it appears the man behind the curtain on this gubernatorial protest is none other than uber-consultant Paul Shumaker — the mastermind of the…

Posted in campaign 2018 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

Speaking of USELESS Paul Shumaker clients …

It’s all over Washington that US Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) has been employing a Chinese spy for, oh, TWENTY YEARS.    She sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee with our good pal Dick Burr — with access to all kinds of secrets Beijing would looooooove to see.  And WHAT is…

Posted in campaign 2018 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: Wheels falling off of Shumaker’s ‘Trump-hug’ strategy?

Uber-consultant Paul Shumaker is advising candidates in two of the state’s most-watched congressional primaries:  the GOP races in the 3rd and the 9th. Indian casino lobbyist (and Shumaker client) Scott Dacey has been casting himself as the top Trump-booster and beating up incumbent Walter Jones for “opposing Trump” in the…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

Shumaker: ‘Trump Factor’ harmful down the ballot for NCGOPers

We learned this weekend, thanks to a leak to the drivebys, that GOPe uber-consultant Paul Shumaker is doubling down on his “concerns” about Donald Trump:  Even as Republicans pour more ground forces into North Carolina, a top GOP strategist has warned that the “Trump Factor” could be costly for GOP…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Politics

#ncpol: Paul Shumaker, Richard Burr hitching their wagon to Hillary?

THAT is sure what it sounds like:  The U.S. presidential election is less than nine weeks away, and the historically unpopular presidential candidates at the head of each of the major political parties could bring down the rest of their respective party tickets. With former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: Paul Shumaker’s “dog” enters the AG “fight”

We told you it was coming.  Granted, there were a few false starts, stutters and missteps.  But the guy who tried to stick us with subsidies for hemp and solar power is teaming with the Democrat lobbyist / consultant who works out of Charles Jeter’s trucking company to bring you…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Shumaker has a dog in NCGOP’s AG primary fight

He was the top political adviser to renegade Republican legislator Richard Morgan.  He ran Thom Tillis’s US Senate campaign.  He’s reportedly the force behind the push for solar energy subsidies in the General Assembly.  Now, it appears that GOP uber-consultant Paul Shumaker is behind the soon-to-be-unveiled candidacy of Forsyth County…

Posted in campaign 2018 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

Dallas Woodhouse, the “gift” that keeps on giving

  It was awfully sweet for those darlings over at McClatchy to illustrate yesterday’s proceedings at the state bar with a pic of Mark Harris bawling his eyes out. The only thing that could top that?  Video and / or photos of McClatchy employees crying their eyes out as they’re…

Posted in Congress Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

#ncpol: Thom’s Top 20 collusion countdown

Remember back in 2014 when  Thom Tilli$$$ ran for US Senate pledging to collaborate with liberal Democrats and stab the next Republican president in the back every chance he got?  (Yeah, us neither.) I’m curious.  Can Robert Mueller expand his collusion investigation to include Thom Tilli$$$ and his relationship with…

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The tale of the campaign report …

One could pick up some interesting insights by examining outgoing Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jackson’s third quarter campaign report: The Jackson campaign reported raising $180,362.80. The campaign’s expenditures totaled $283,353.36. Of that expenditure total, they reported spending $219,451 with an Alexandria, VA-based firm called American Media & Advocacy Group for “TV…