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#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 2018 congressional campaigns of Scott Dacey and Robert Pittenger. Shumaker is also known for his work with US senators Burr…

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 the Lawnmower Man’s reaction?  He’s still charging forward on this Trump-is-a-tool-of-the-Kremlin nonsense.  Carrying water for all the folks still butt-hurt…

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 3rd.  Meanwhile, there is little to no evidence that Dacey showed support for Trump until he filed for Congress and…

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 candidates this fall. Paul Shumaker, whose clients include U.S. Sen. Richard Burr and U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger, told Pittenger in…

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 her Republican challenger, celebrity businessman Donald Trump, regularly scoring at record lows in general unpopularity, trustworthiness and more in national polls,…

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 their very own Attorney General.  Paul Shumaker and Neal Orr are the driving forces behind the just-announced candidacy of Forsyth…

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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 district attorney Jim O’Neill for state attorney general.   In February, a trial balloon went up in Winston-Salem media about…

Posted in campaign 2019 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

NC-03: Gambling on the FEC not paying attention.

  Scott Dacey’s back.  The third-place finishing (2018), Indian casino-lobbying, former Paul Shumaker client is poking around in the 2019 edition of the Third Congressional District’s GOP primary.  Sources on the ground in the district tell us he’s trying to help GOP candidate (and Thom Tillis and Democrat-endorser) Joan Perry.     And it also appears Dacey’s still raising money to pay off his 2018 campaign debt.   No joke…

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#hayesscandal : Um, The RNC to the (*SIGH*) rescue?

    Two guys who played a big part in bringing The North Carolina Republican Party to its current state of disaster are apparently intimating JUST THAT: […] “What you saw in North Carolina 9 is very different than what we’ve seen reported this week. Having said that, we have to have some quick action on leadership and getting our message out as a state party,” U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis,…

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#ncpol: The party of Medicaid Expansion ????

  Yep.  The crew that convinced all those elected Republicans in Raleigh to become WHORES for subsidized solar shysters is now working to convince the NCGOP to include Medicaid expansion in that embrace.   SO sayeth ‘Toilet boy’ at the NC Insider:         You may remember that Shumaker and Stewart were the duo that saddled the NCGOP (and the rest of us taxpayers / ratepayers) with that…