NC-03: Walter Jones A-OK following surgery. Vultures disappointed. (Film at 11.)

Tongues were wagging all up and down the Third Congressional District as word spread about  congressman Walter  Jones being rushed to the hospital the other night. (We’re hearing reports about folks already announcing candidacies and lining up support to replace Jones — who just got reelected in November. ) Well, Tom Lamprecht — a popular radio host over on the coast — has put the kibosh on rumors of Jones’s demise.  Lamprecht reported on his show tonight that Jones fell in his home and broke his hip.  He was rushed to the hospital via ambulance, and went through surgery to repair…

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#nc-03: Walter Jones not done yet with Scott Dacey

The votes may be counted and the results finalized for the May primary.  But the first place finisher in the 3rd district GOP congressional primary, Walter Jones, is not quite finished with third-place finisher Scott Dacey. According to a statement issued from the Jones campaign, the congressman is appealing to the state board of elections about alleged misconduct during the primary by the Dacey campaign: […] The May 2018 Republican Primary for North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District was one of the most talked about in the nation.   Congressman Walter Jones garnered the support of the voters, but now he…

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Walter Jones to Scott Dacey: ‘See You in Court.’

The bloody primary for the 3rd congressional district GOP nomination is over. But it sounds like there will be further discussions, involving lawyers and judges, between two of the campaigns involved. Congressman Walter Jones was on Wednesday’s “Tom and Sadie” radio program talking about the election aftermath.  “Tom” asked Jones about the Dacey ad alleging ties between Jones and George Soros.  The host mentioned the restraining order the Jones campaign hit Dacey with, and asked where that all stood.  Here’s what Jones had to say: […] “I’m going to pursue it. The reason I’m going to pursue it, Tom and…

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#NC-03: John Boehner backs Scott Dacey

That’s what the folks at Bloomberg say: Add former Speaker John Boehner to the list of Washington names piling on against Rep. Walter Jones. Jones (R-N.C.) is being challenged in next week’s primary election. Boehner’s political action committee, The Freedom Project, sent a $1,500 contribution April 27 to Scott Dacey, a county commissioner and lobbyist seeking to unseat Jones. The Freedom Project’s “purpose is to keep and expand a conservative majority in the U.S. House,” John Criscuolo, the group’s executive director and a longtime Boehner aide, said in an e-mail to Bloomberg Government. “Scott Dacey is our best shot in…

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Wheels coming OFF on Scott Dacey’s Soros fantasy?

Lying and obfuscation are such an integral part of American politics that we often accept it and / or become immune to it.  But sometimes, the bovine fecal matter gets piled on so thick, and its odor becomes so unbearable, you have to SAY SOMETHING. Sites like ours on the right, and The Intercept on the left, are committed to putting the powerful under a microscope and calling out their malfeasance when it is spotted. We reported earlier on Indian casino lobbyist Scott Dacey’s highly-dubious, far-fetched efforts to link congressman Walter Jones with leftist super-villain George Soros.  Apparently, even the folks at…

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Soros, Lies & Press Releases.

Cease and desist.  Those are the golden, melodic, magical words being directed toward the congressional campaign of Indian casino lobbyist Scott Dacey by the reelection campaign of congressman Walter Jones.  What’s this all about, you ask? On Sunday, Scott Dacey (who I hear lobbies on behalf of Native American-owned gambling interests) issued a press release smearing Rep. Jones with the foul-smelling bodily fluids of one George Soros. Specifically, Dacey — who I’m told shills for casinos — says Walter Jones has been bankrolled to the tune of $80,000 by Soros himself.  (I wonder why he settled on Soros?  I guess…

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NC-03: Dacey takes a seat on the bandwagon

Right out of the starting gate, GOP candidate / Indian casino lobbyist Scott Dacey took to the radio airwaves and cyberspace to hug up tight to President Trump and question the conservative credentials of incumbent Walter Jones (who, by the way, is regularly ranked as one of the North Carolina delegation’s most conservative members). Jones has countered with a couple of ads of his own.  Here’s one: Listening to lobbyist Scott Dacey brag about being on the Trump Train made me do some checking as to exactly when he got on board.  Looking at Scott Dacey’s personal Facebook page, there’s…

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NC-03: Racial Roulette?

“Round and round she goes. Where she stops, nobody knows ….” — Overheard in Vegas There are some questions in life that should be easy to answer.  What’s your name?  How old are you? Where were you born?   We used to include “What gender are you?” until some folks in Raleigh and Charlotte decided that gender was something, um, fluid or interchangeable.  (* Let’s see, do I feel like the men’s room or the ladies room today?*) Couple that with the crazy NAACP president from Washington state who we found out was really a white woman pretending to be…

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#NC-03: The LONG arm of the Law?

Oh, The Third Congressional District’s GOP primary is living up to its reputation for soap-opera and drama.  DC lobbyist (and Craven County commissioner) Scott Dacey is already in as a challenger to incumbent Walter Jones. State Senator Harry Brown, the #2 guy in the upper chamber on Jones Street, seriously flirted with the idea of jumping in.  But, the powers-that-be (who apparently don’t appreciate hearing news like that FIRST from a website) talked some sense into him and he’s back on the reelection trail for another term in Raleigh.  Now comes word — from moles in the district — that…

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#ncga: Harry Brown for Congress ???

That’s the word on the street (at least the streets in the Third Congressional District).  I’ve heard from a number of movers and shakers in the 3rd district NCGOP who tell me they’ve heard from the North Carolina Senate Majority Leader and folks close to him about this. “This is not testing the waters,” one source in the know told me. “This is ‘I’m IN.’ ” If Brown does follow through, it would make the 3rd district GOP primary — already featuring incumbent Walter Jones and Craven County Commissioner (and lobbyist) Scott Dacey — even more of a 2018 blockbuster….

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