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#ncga: “Let Jimmy try it.”

Remember the old,Life cereal commercials  where the kids get ol’ Mikey to be the first to try the strange new cereal?  I’ve come to believe that Jimmy Dixon is the Mikey for the House leadership. The N&O busted Dixon for obtaining an earmark of $830,000 for a big donor’s development deal.  Yeah, it was shady.  (But it’s not like it’s the first time shady things have happened on Jones Street.)…

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#ncga: Cooper VETOES Jimmy Dixon. (Will Speaker Timmy move to override?)

Our BIGGEST FAN — state Rep. Jimmy Dixon (R-Duplin) — got his feelings hurt by the governor of our fair state this week.  Dixon conspired not too long ago with Speaker Tim Moore to ram through legislation protecting huge corporate hog farms from litigation by those pesky surrounding landowners. Roy Cooper’s veto this week gave the Democrat governor the chance to outflank the GOP legislator on the right.  In his veto…

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#ncga: Jimmy and the pigs

No, that’s not an Elton John classic.  Or a new NBC sitcom.   The lefty praetorian guard over at IndyWeek is accusing our old, um, *pal* Jimmy Dixon of protecting dirty hogs and campaign donors at the expense of poor black folks:  State Representative Jimmy Dixon, R-Wayne and Duplin, the first to speak during a packed committee hearing inside the legislature last Wednesday, kicked things off with a strange request. …

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#ncga: Sic ‘im on a freshman!

Sic ’em on a chicken. Sic ’em on a chicken. Sic ’em on a chicken and watch them feathers fly Sic ’em on a chicken. Sic ’em on a chicken. Sic ’em on a chicken. Bring out the butter and the flour we’re ready to fry. My dog Pete is the smallest dog of all the dogs in my yard He’s a mean son’ bitch Drinks Beam and water from…

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Want a friend in Raleigh? (Get yourself a mean old man.)

Dallas Woodhouse did it.  Now, apparently, Speaker Timmy is following suit.  In the wake of Charles Jeter’s departure from the House, that chamber’s littlest BIG KAHUNA was in need of a new Stimpy to his Ren. And he apparently found it by way of Duplin County. I had heard Rep. Jimmy Dixon had inherited Jeter’s plum office space.  Believe me, that rent will not be payable via the campaign fund.  Rent will…

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#ncga: When suck-ups attack

Jimmy Dixon is pretty unremarkable when it comes to being a legislator.  You’ll never find him too far away from Speaker Tim Moore, or chairmen Nelson Dollar or David Lewis. (We reported to you earlier about his amazing ability to get bank loans for his campaign with NO DUE DATE for repayment.)  He’s also used some pretty, um. colorful language on this site in replying to conservative critics of House…

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#ncga: ONE more?

Jimmy Dixon (R-Duplin) is chairman of the House Agriculture committee and vice-chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.  He’s a powerful guy who gets a lot of attention from folks with business in front of The General Assembly.  He, like his colleagues Messrs. Moore, Saine, and Hastings, also has some curious things going on with his campaign finances. Dixon was unopposed in the March primaries.  and does not have an opponent…

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#ncga: Dixon to fill Jeter’s leadership post? New job in Raleigh for Jeter?

My magic 8-ball  (which has a lot of friends in and around the legislative building) tells me state Rep. Jimmy Dixon (R-Duplin) is speaker Moore’s favorite to fill the vacancy in leadership left by the resignation of Charles Jeter.  Jeter had been chairman of the House Republican Conference — which put him in a major position of influence over GOP caucus proceedings, candidate recruitment, campaign strategy and fundraising.   The American…