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Phase TWO of Team Forest’s hostile takeover of the Mecklenburg GOP?

  Mecklenburg County was the site of one of the worst electoral blowouts in the state for the GOP.  (Hell, the county GOP probably qualifies for FEMA funding.)  State senator Dan Bishop was the most significant elected Republican left standing after the votes were counted in Mecklenburg County in November. In  the real world,  folks in charge of a disastrous performance resign in shame or are fired.  In politics and…

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NC-09: Ginger McCready, useful leftist tool

  The Dan McCready campaign wants to paint the picture of a decorated war hero, committed capitalist, and devout church-going family man who simply wants to go to DC to fight for his hometown folks and their values. It’s pretty clear from looking at McCready’s company website that he is simply a front man for a group of Obama-loving crony capitalists from Charlotte.  It’s pretty clear from his campaign report…

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#ncpol: Walker vs. Tillis ????

  Mark Walker  is the latest  name being thrown about by folks who really want to see special-interest-cash-whore Thom Tilli$$$ move on to do something else:   Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) is under fire from conservative activists for supporting a Democratic effort to block President Trump’s emergency declaration to fund his border wall.   The activists have also raised Tillis’s legislation to shield special counsel Robert Mueller from any interference…

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NC-09: Two more added to the GOP mix

  Fayetteville’s Stevie Rivenbark and state senator Dan Bishop of Charlotte joined Stony Rushing and Fern Shubert in the GOP field for the Ninth Congressional District.   Ms. Rivenbark is a healthcare professional and single mother of two who plans to make pro-life issues and The Second Amendment the cornerstones of her campaign. If you thought the radical left hated Mark Harris, wait until they get a load of Dan…

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NC-03: Odds & Ends

  Fundraising.  The campaign of Jeff Moore (R) is touting their guy’s fundraising haul of $75,000 in the first week since he filed.  The DC-based Politico website is reporting that Greg Murphy (R) has surpassed the $200,000 mark in the campaign’s first TWO weeks.   Perrys Meet The Daceys.    Dr. Joan Perry (R) of Kinston  has won the support of Craven County’s Scott Dacey, who lobbies the federal government on…

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Snowflakes, drive-by media celebrate GIRLS in the BOY SCOUTS

Another testosterone-laden American institution bites the dust, and the snowflakes and the drive-by media couldn’t be happier: The historic moment passed with little fanfare. Troop 1, the region’s oldest Boy Scout troop, welcomed its first girl members with a short ceremony and light supper on Tuesday. Chartered by the VFW Post 7318 in Southern Pines, the five young women represent the first female-only Scouts BSA troop in Moore County —…

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The sad state of third parties in North Carolina

  We spend a lot of time griping about the sorry state of the NCGOP and the NC Dems.  But those two organizations are looking great when compared to the state’s Libertarian and Constitution parties. The Libertarian Party of North Carolina hasn’t come much further than the state it was in when co-founded in 1976 by Art Pope. (Yep, THAT Art Pope.) State records show that, in 2019, there are…

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NC-09: A Green!

  Yes, it appears the Green Party will join the Libertarian  Party, the Republicans and Democrat Ginger McCready in this scrum  for the Ninth Congressional District.    Loran Allen Smith of Charlotte will carry the tree-hugger (and likely recyclable) banner into the general election. Halfway through  Day 3, the Republican candidates are STILL Stony Rushing and Fern Shubert, both of Union County.  That’s strange, given all the talk of “big…

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Moore County commissioners lash out at county’s state legislators

  It’s been rare to see something like this in collegial, get-along  Republican Moore County.  But here it is, in a prepared statement from Moore County government: Senator Tom McInnis and Representatives Jamie Boles and Allen McNeill did not inform the Moore County Board of Commissioners regarding bills they recently sponsored, Senate Bill 190 and House Bill 281, respectively, authorizing the commissioners to create a special tax district for the…

Posted in campaign 2019

NC-09: Stony, meet Fern.

  Tne first day of filing ended with confirmation of a Republican primary.   (Libertarian Jeff Scott, who was in the 2018 edition of this race, also returned to the fold.) Former state Rep. (1994-2002) and state senator (2002-2004) Fern Shubert of Union  County has thrown her hat into the ring for the sequel to the Ninth Congressional district race.  Shubert was a strong conservative voice while in Raleigh, and…