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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 the fact that HE would like to be the GOP nominee for governor in 2020.  Some political observers in the Charlotte area are noticing some…

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McCrory putting the shiv to Raleigh Republicans

They hated his guts while he was governor.  But ol’ Pat sure is giving the lefties what they need these days. Exhibit 1:  McCrory has teamed up with the other living former governors (Hunt, Easley, Perdue, Martin) to publicly campaign AGAINST two of the constitutional amendments being promoted by General Assembly Republicans. Exhibit 2:   McCrory was on Meet The Press this morning describing the state’s congressional districts as “gerrymandered.” He…

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Pat McCrory campaign STILL alive and kicking

Pat McCrory has been away from that big house on Raleigh’s Blount Street for about 18 months now.  But his campaign operation — The Pat McCrory Committee — is still rolling right along. The website is down, but there are still a lot of financial transactions going on.  SOMEBODY is getting paid. (Not clear WHO.)  Definitely not the actions of someone seeking to ride off into the sunset. The receipts…

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EVERYBODY gets a show !!!

Now, where’s MINE?  Bill Lumaye, formerly of WPTF radio in Raleigh, is up and running on Facebook — of all places. Dan Forest has a TV studio.   Now comes word that Pat McCrory has a regular radio gig on WBT-AM in  Charlotte. *Finally, the big guy lands a steady paycheck.* Surely, this will fuel the speculation ol’ Pat is seeking a primary rumble with Dan Forest and a rematch with…

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#ncpol: STILL not getting it …

Hillary Clinton can’t get past November.  And, apparently, neither can Pat McCrory:  Former Gov. Pat McCrory says Trump voters who voted for the Libertarian candidate in the governor’s race were partly to blame for his loss last year, and he says he’ll wait until next year to decide if he’ll run again in 2020. McCrory did a lengthy interview Sunday with David Chadwick, a Charlotte pastor who hosts a religious…

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CCA, NC Chamber & solar interests behind McCrory comeback tour?

Pat McCrory sure has been visible lately.  We’ve been hearing behind the scenes for months that he was feeling folks out for a political comeback in 2020.  At recent political events in Raleigh, McCrory would not rule out a 2020 run for governor. Now comes this video from a group called Citizens Science — an organization affiliated with NC Sound Economy, which is a coalition featuring heavy-hitters from the CCA,…

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Can we call it a ‘Comeback’?

Former Gov. Pat McCrory has been here and there criticizing the media — and other folks in Raleigh he feels let him down — to anyone who will listen.  It’s been mostly behind the scenes.  Until NOW.  Look at what popped up on Twitter:   Where was this fight when he was in office?  I agree with the man on this front.  All of these driveby media and leftist politico…

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N&O chides McCrory for shielding state jobs, but ignores Perdue’s similar, if not worse, antics in 2012

Yes, the N&O’s young Mr. Colin Campbell has once again been released from his exile among the urinals to stir up some nonsense and claptrap elsewhere:  After Roy Cooper’s election, the legislature ordered that the new Democratic governor should have hundreds fewer political appointees than his Republican predecessor, Pat McCrory. It fell to McCrory to decide which political jobs subject to hiring and firing would become civil-service jobs whose employees…

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Aw-kward.

Yep, that’s how it feels to find oneself on the same side of a debate with the ACLU: Officials with the ACLU of N.C. are taking aim at a Republican state lawmaker’s blistering response to this weekend’s scathing street-shaming of former Gov. Pat McCrory. In the video, McCrory, along with conservative Fox commentator Lou Dobbs, is pursued down a Washington, D.C., alleyway by a band of protesters, some of whom…

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#ncga: McClatchy giggles over McCrory’s gay lefty stalkers, but one Mecklenburg senator is not laughing.

The drivebys at the failing Charlotte and Raleigh papers were all atwitter about an online video appearing to show hecklers /stalkers following Pat McCrory around DC this past week:  If a Facebook video was any indication, Pat McCrory did not receive a warm welcome during at least part of his trip to Washington, D.C., over the inaugural weekend. The video was posted by Udai Basavaraj Friday about 4 p.m. and…