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#hayesscandal: Lt. Dan corrects campaign report in re: Lindberg donation

  Okay, before we get started here, I want to stress something.  I KNOW that there are quite  few people who read this blog and happen to either (a) struggle with reading comprehension or (b) just don’t understand how  a blog works.   What I…

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#hayesscandal: How to earn yourself a primary challenger

  With the 2016 downfall of Pat McCrory, Dan Forest was thrust into the spotlight as the NCGOP’s top statewide dog. It was like being called up from the farm team to the major leagues.   Prior to that, for Forest, it was nice and…

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#hayesscandal: Lt. Dan speaks up

  McClatchy got Lt. Gov. Dan Forest — the GOP frontrunner for governor in 2020 — to speak up on this week’s indictments and his relationship with donor Eric Lindberg:   […] From 2016 to 2018, Lindberg donated just over $7.5 million to both super…

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Lt. Dan’s Lindberg connection?

    Robin Hayes’s relationship with Eric Lindberg earned the state Republican Party chairman a federal indictment.  Now, we come across THIS on Facebook:     There were also media reports in 2018 about  PACs tied to Forest getting endowed quite generously by Lindberg:  …

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Phase TWO of Team Forest’s hostile takeover of the Mecklenburg GOP?

  Mecklenburg County was the site of one of the worst electoral blowouts in the state for the GOP.  (Hell, the county GOP probably qualifies for FEMA funding.)  State senator Dan Bishop was the most significant elected Republican left standing after the votes were counted…

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#ncpol: Is Forest campaign “buying off” potential McCrory 2020 comeback fans?

  Former Governor Pat McCrory is not keeping it a secret that he’s eyeing either a run for governor or the US Senate in the near future.  That’s surely a concern to Lt. Gov. Dan Forest and his team.  Forest has made no secret of…

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NCGOP’s Short Memory Caucus

  Mark Martin, the Republican chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, recently announced he was bailing out of that particular sinking ship to take a lucrative opportunity at a Virginia law school.  That left Democrat governor Roy Cooper with the opportunity to name…

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Thom’s tholl road makes a cameo in campaign 2018

Dan Forest says I-77 is all Roy Cooper’s fault.  Jeff Tarte’s November opponent says it’s HIS fault.  (Tarte says cancel the contract, worry about paying for it later.)  Voters in November 2016 said it was all Pat McCrry’s fault. Cooper’s team says it’s too expensive…

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Have solar goons shanghaied Lt. Dan?

I’m seeing some things on Twitter that are making me a wee bit uncomfortable.  Here’s one: And HERE is another: Kairos Governmental Affairs and Betsy McCorkle are leading mouthpieces for renewable energy government mandates and government subsidies of solar and wind energy.  The fact that…

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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…