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Hartsell sentence completes NC campaign finance law’s transformation into a BIG FAT JOKE

Legislators like to complain about how little they get paid.  But check out some of these campaign finance reports these guys file with the state board of elections.  Haircuts.  Rent. Dry-cleaning.  High-dollar dinners. Overseas and domestic travel.  Clothing. Campaign operation expenses in years when they…

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Fletcher Hartsell: GUILTY !!!

Cabarrus County’s notorious bearded RINO has entered some guilty pleas in federal court:  Former North Carolina Senator Fletcher Hartsell, who represented Cabarrus County in the legislature for decades, pleaded guilty to two counts of filing false tax returns and one count of mail fraud. The plea…

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#ncga: Feds INDICT Fletcher Hartsell

The other shoe has dropped.  A Cabarrus County senator has a federal indictment to go along with his state indictment on campaign finance violations.  If you recall, Hartsell had reported paying for a lot of stuff on his campaign report, with campaign funds, that really…

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American politics: A stinking cesspool where rules and laws are meant for the little, less-connected people

My thoughts about the FBI director’s press conference on Hillary’s email server?  He looked like a guy who was told to go out there and do what he’s told if he knows what’s good for him. If you listened to him carefully, and read between…

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#ncga: Bearded RINO indicted!

State senator Fletcher Hartsell is having a case of The Mondays on Tuesday:  Fletcher Harsell, a state senator from Concord, was indicted on Tuesday by a Wake County grand jury on allegations that he signed false campaign finance reports. The 69-year-old Republican turned himself in…

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#ncga: Solar subsidies foe shooting for Senate seat

There are not many tears being shed over the eminent departure of Fletcher Hartsell (RINO-Cabarrus) from Senate District 36.  He’s had a long career filled with scandal and collaboration with the Democrats.   There’s a crowded field seeking to replace Hartsell.  But ONE member of…

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#ncga: A RINO retreats

It appears that the bearded RINO will not be lumbering around the North Carolina Senate chamber in 2016 after all.  We wrote earlier about how, um, *classy* it is to file for reelection while you’re under investigation by state and federal prosecutors.  Reality must have…

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#ncpol: Things that make you go HMMMMMM.

The state board has unveiled a neat new search feature that allows you to browse campaign filings by TYPE. The search engine allows you to go through all kinds of clickable PDF files to see the exact images.  Cool stuff.  Though, my experiments with it…

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#ncga: Want to make Fletcher Hartsell go away? Get behind THIS GUY.

Cabarrus County conservatives have officially started their hunt for the elusive bearded RINO.  He’s tricky — he can change his appearance, looking like a Republican while acting like a Democrat.  The hunting party may have an advantage this year. It appears the bearded RINO is…

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#ncpol #ncga: Filing for reelection while the subject of a criminal probe. (Classy.)

Yessirree. The King RINO himself — state senator Fletcher Hartsell — has filed for reelection.  When we last heard from ol’ Fletch, it was June and he was getting himself RE-ferred to a prosecutor by the state board of elections.   Outgoing state board chairman…