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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…

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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…

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Moore County: An evening with the candidates

I spent my Monday evening — roughly 2.5 hours of it — taking in a candidate’s forum at Little River Golf Club.  (*Oh, the things I do for you people* ….) We got treated to speeches and Q&A with most of the candidates who will be on the May 8th ballot.  Here are some of my takeaways: Sheriff:  Embattled incumbent Neil Godfrey and challenger Ronnie Fields jabbed at each other. …

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GOP women’s group blasts Berger & co.’s meddling in SD-25 primary

One of the largest Republican Women’s groups in the state, Moore Republican Women, is speaking out via president Pauline Bruno about the activities of the affiliated committee controlled by Senate president Phil Berger: Moore Republican Women is very unhappy with the intrusion of the North Carolina Senatorial Committee in our redistricted North Carolina 25 election. We have two members (Tom McInnis and Michelle Lexo) running against each other. The use…

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Monkey Business Report: NCGOPe treachery edition

Boy, the monkey sure is getting a workout this week. Another day, another mailer dropped in our mailboxes here in Moore County by a Raleigh special interest.  It’s a repeat performance by the Senate Republican caucus (a/k/a Phil Berger & Tha’ Boys). Previous mailings have promoted senator Tom McInnis in his primary fight with Whispering Pines mayor Michelle Lexo.  This time, Phil & Tha’ Boys are going full-contact against Lexo….

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#ncga: A mailbox FULL of swamp crap

The special interests are going wild with these campaign mailers.  (I’m told they are going out to constituents of several Republican legislators close to leadership.  Names of candidates and pictures are being switched out.  But everything else is cookie-cutter.) Here in Moore County, our state senate race is getting a lot of attention  from special interests, lobbyists and other money-guzzling residents of The Raleigh swamp.  For those of you keeping…

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#ncga: ANOTHER Raleigh swamp-dweller jumps on McInnis bandwagon

Raleigh is not being all that subtle about trying to pick our next senator down here in the Sandhills.  The Senate GOP caucus paid for mailers promoting state senator Tom McInnis. (Never mind he is locked in a tight primary with another Republican, Whispering Pines mayor Michelle Lexo.)  The NC Chamber has also shelled out cash to try and save McInnis.  Now comes the “Home Builders Education Fund, Inc.” paying…

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#ncga: Mrs. Lexo goes to Raleigh?

President Harry Truman had the nickname “Give ’em hell” Harry.  The voters in state Senate district 25 very well could be sending “Give ’em Hell” Michelle to our fair state capital this year. Michelle Lexo, a Republican serving her third year as mayor of the Moore County village of Whispering Pines, has earned a reputation for digging deep into the issues and asking a lot of tough questions. She got…

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#ncga: Keep an eye on the Senate 25 GOP race

Moore County is headed toward its THIRD different state senator over a six year period.  Initially, Moore was contained in its own district and was represented by one of its own — the late Harris Blake (R).  Redistricting put Moore in with Randolph County and saddled it with representation from Randolph’s Jerry Tillman (R). Well, we’ve been redistricted AGAIN.  This time we’re being inserted into a district with Richmond, Scotland…

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#ncga: Senate dist. 25 GOP primary could set off touchy “family feud”

North Carolina Senate District 25 now includes Moore, Scotland, Anson and Richmond Counties.  It has an incumbent, Republican Tom McInnis of Richmond County.  McInnis has filed for reelection and, for the first time, will be seeking votes in Moore. Moore County GOP mover-and-shaker George Little and his allies have already committed to helping McInnis campaign and raise money in Moore. A Moore County Democrat, Helen Mills, has filed for the…