#ncgop: $400K to VA GOP ????

We told you earlier about $35,000 in NORTH CAROLINA REPUBLICAN PARTY funds being sent to the GEORGIA REPUBLICAN PARTY. It appears now that THE VIRGINIA REPUBLICAN PARTY got a much bigger payout from Team Dallas in Raleigh.  Check this out from the NCGOP’s 2017 semi-annual campaign finance report (click on image to enlarge): That’s right.  $200K to Richmond in October 2017.  $200K to Richmond in December 2017.  Virginia had a governor’s race in November 2017.   The October payment may have helped there, but the December one would not have. Again, it all begs the question, WHY is significant NORTH…

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#ncgop: Geography is HARD.

At least it appears to be for Dallas Woodhouse and his grandpa.  That lovable duo was installed via coup to run the NORTH CAROLINA Republican Party. Those two are in charge of all things Republican in NORTH CAROLINA.  Right? Soooooo   — why are they sending money to the GEORGIA Republican Party? According to the NCGOP’s very own campaign finance report, Team Dallas sent $35,000 on September 9, 2017 to Atlanta and the coffers of Peach State Republicans. (Click the graphic below to enlarge.) Just thinking out loud — Grandpa DOES have an old friend in Georgia who happens to…

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#ncga: It lives. (Again)

Robbie Ferris and the folks at First Floor Energy Positive are getting another crack at the public cash trough.  With  former House majority leader Mike Hager leading the lobbying effort (and  a whole lot of cash being sprinkled into key Jones Street pockets) their plan to build solar powered schools and lease them back to local governments is one step closer to reality:  A bill making its way through the General Assembly could resurrect a local effort to build new schools in Robeson County. The head of a firm that had a plan last year to consolidate Robeson County schools,…

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#ncga: Fletch flounders

Politics is a lot like business in the real world.  In business, people form relationships with people because they need something from them.  In most cases, those relationships end when that need is satisfied. (Some people, unfortunately, mistake those relationships for honest-to-goodness friendships.)  In politics, everybody is happy and friends when you all have that common goal: getting that bill passed, getting that money from those contributors, winning that election.  But when the mission is over, and the smoke clears, everyone tends to move on to the next thing.  Convenient amnesia sets in.  Since the state elections board announced its…

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NC-13 GOP US House race: Holding campaign NOT coordinating with Holding family

    A SuperPac supporting the election of George Holding to North Carolina’s 13th congressional district seat in the U.S. House has been criticized by his opponent Paul Coble — a fellow Republican — and the newsroom at the N&O.  SuperPACS, under federal campaign finance laws, can spend with basically no limits in support of a candidate, as long as the PAC does not coordinate with the campaigns it is supporting. The N&O has identified some of the main donors to the pro-Holding SuperPAC: The donors to the super PAC are Frank Holding, retired chairman of First Citizens ($100,000), Frank…

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