Walter Jones to Scott Dacey: ‘See You in Court.’

The bloody primary for the 3rd congressional district GOP nomination is over. But it sounds like there will be further discussions, involving lawyers and judges, between two of the campaigns involved. Congressman Walter Jones was on Wednesday’s “Tom and Sadie” radio program talking about the election aftermath.  “Tom” asked Jones about the Dacey ad alleging ties between Jones and George Soros.  The host mentioned the restraining order the Jones campaign hit Dacey with, and asked where that all stood.  Here’s what Jones had to say: […] “I’m going to pursue it. The reason I’m going to pursue it, Tom and…

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Shu’s very bad, horrible Election Day.

North Carolina has an abundant supply of people calling themselves “political consultants” who really don’t have much of a clue.  Unfortunately, the NCGOP has more than its fair share of that surplus.  I, for one, am incredibly frustrated by quality candidates going down in flames thanks to pee-poor advice from these “political consultants.” Many of these so-called consultants are not long out of college.  Many are forced on candidates by NCGOP HQ and other elements of the NCGOPe. One example I can think of as OVERRATED is RedDome Group.  Its marquee operative is former legislator and NCGOP vice-chairman Carolyn Justice….

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Takeaways from Tuesday

Now that I’ve had some time to decompress and analyze it all, here are a few thoughts: Conservatism is DEAD. Stick a fork in it.  On the eve of the primary, the alleged conservative revolution on Jones Street announced a ONE BILLION DOLLAR increase in state spending.  Here in Moore County,  we reelected a state senator who actually authored legislation that led to sales tax and lottery proceeds being diverted away from our county.  We also reelected a state House member who stood idly by and did nothing while his colleagues swiped our money.  To top it all off, we…

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#ncga: Jones St. GOP set to up spending by ONE BILLION above 2017-2018

This is quite a nasty surprise to break on us the eve of legislative primaries across the state.  Here it is straight from Speaker Timmy’s office: Legislative leaders on Monday hailed the news that Republicans’ pro-growth economic policies have generated North Carolina’s fourth consecutive revenue surplus, $356.7 million this year, and an expected fifth consecutive revenue surplus of $276.5 million in 2018-19.[…] Okay.  So they took in more money than they needed.  Will they give the surplus back to us?  (*HA. FAT CHANCE.*) MORE: Based on the strong revenue numbers, House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) and Senate Leader Phil Berger…

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#ncpol: Michele Nix for — um, CONGRESS ????

That’s the word I’m hearing from coastal North Carolina. The vice-chairman of the NCGOP, I’m told, has been devoting a significant portion of her time during the 2018 primary season promoting a run for the 3rd congressional district in 2020 and seeking endorsements.  (Walter Jones is in the middle of his final campaign for the 3rd’s seat in DC.) Said one eyewitness to Madame Vice-Chairman’s antics: “She’s telling people that she’s the clear choice for that seat in 2020 because she’s female and because of her experience at NCGOP headquarters. Talk about getting out there early.  The dust hasn’t even…

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#ncga: Bob Steinburg aide illegally double-dipping?

There were questions earlier about Steinburg seeking payments from the state for time that he wasn’t in Raleigh or when the legislature was out of session.   Now, at least one Senate District 1 voter is alleging, in a complaint to legislative officials and the state board of elections, a Steinburg aide is getting cash from Steinburg’s Senate campaign AND the state.   Voter Bill Lehman filed the complaint this week.  Here are some of the highlights: […] This is a request for an investigation of the actions of a legislative assistant, Diana London, who works with Representative Bob Steinburg, and if…

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Monkey Business Report: Those fowl McInnis mailers

I swear.  Tom McInnis’ campaign mailers are starting to look like something produced by The Onion.  Starting off at annoying, and heading rapidly downhill to utter ridiculousness.  The latest mailer — once again produced by Phil Berger and the boys — claim Michelle Lexo brought her “D.C. Liberal Values” with her when she moved here to Moore County. First of all, it’s clear that McInnis needs to make inroads into Moore County.  Moore County is overwhelmingly populated by people from somewhere else.  Born-and-raised-here folks are a distinct minority.  Playing the “outsider” card may work in some other counties, but not…

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#ncga: Steinburg ally beats up Boswell

Beverly Boswell committed the sin of being nice to Clark Twiddy, the Dare County businessman fighting Bob “Cleanup on the pickle aisle” Steinburg for a state Senate seat.  As payback, Steinburg — between thumps on his seldom used Bible — reached into his Nixonian bag of dirty tricks and found her a primary opponent. Bobby Hanig of Currituck County — who, by the way, swears that everyone in The Outer Banks already has a job — has attached himself to Steinburg’s hip and unleashed a hail of Steinburg-esque vitriol on Boswell, a rookie Republican legislator. Now, Hanig has stooped so…

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#ncga: Talk about FAKE NEWS …

The tax-increase-loving, Common-Core-Caressing, Trannies-in-the-Ladies-Room-Appreciating, Illegal-Alien-Loving North Carolina Chamber is at it again. They’ve dropped another mailer into the already-nasty Senate district 25 GOP primary featuring Tom McInnis and Michelle Lexo. Of course, the big-government face-in-the-trough types at the Chamber love them some Tom McInnis. This particular mailer had the odor of a horse stable needing a good cleaning. How so, you ask: The mailer claims Leo “supports a 50% property tax increase on Moore County home owners.”  The source cited was The Fayetteville Observer fro 4/11/18. The problem?  No such article exists in that paper regarding Lexo or that subject….

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Integrity a one-way street in Moore County D.A.’s office?

Law enforcement documents are leaked to a local newspaper in a county that has a heated primary for sheriff going on. The documents target a candidate in the sheriff’s race and indicate that he will be impacted by the precedent set by the US Supreme Court’s Giglio ruling —  officers caught lying in an investigation must have that fact disclosed in all future court testimony. This happened about 60 miles southeast of us in Robeson County on April 26.  It happened here in Moore County on April 27: Less than two weeks before the Republican primary, a long-simmering personal and…

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