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#hayesscandal: Speaker Timmy, Chairman Costanza, & Berger also huddled with Lindberg. (Timmy & Wayne got some $$$. Phil, apparently, did not.)

  Insurance commissioner Mike Causey has hinted that more indictments are likely on the way in this mess.  Could some new drive by media reporting be pointing us in the direction of where this case goes next?:   Top Republican legislative leaders met repeatedly with…

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#hayesscandal: Did conspirators already have mole in place @ NC DOI pre-Causey bribe attempt?

  The wording of the indictment  (start on page 7 and read through section 43 on page 9) would  appear to suggest that :       So, the plan — reportedly –was for Causey to hire Lindberg employee and former Chatham County GOP chairman…

Posted in campaign 2018 Congress Media Politics

Wayne Goodwin needs to shut up. (Seriously.)

There’s nothing like listening to a lecture on ethics and good behavior from a confirmed sleaze.  But that’s what the driveby media is subjecting us to.  And state Democrat Party chairman Wayne Goodwin is more than happy to oblige them.   Goodwin is all over…

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A sleaze says WHAT?

  Yep. The guy who turned the state insurance commissioner’s office over to out-of-state influence peddlers is ACTUALLY out there daring to criticize the character of the honorable Michael Speciale — member, North Carolina House of Representatives. If ol’ Wayne is going to talk about…

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Bullying Mr. Causey

Mike Causey might be needing a safe space really soon.   He was one of the big reasons Republicans had to celebrate last month.  After years and years of perseverance, Republican Causey knocked off an incumbent Democrat state insurance commissioner. Causey campaigned on some pretty…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Politics

#ncpol: Floridians betting BIG on Wayne Goodwin

For the second quarter of 2016 (March 1 to June 30), North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin’s campaign reported raising $222,580.23.   Nearly one-third of that amount was given by people tied to Florida-based insurance and health care interests on just four separate days.   On May 7…

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#ncpol: More on Wayne Goodwin’s $$$-grab in Charlotte tonight

  We tipped you off earlier about a fundraiser in Charlotte tonight for incumbent Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin (D).  As time passes, we’re learning more and more about this out-of-state, bipartisan bunch seeking to fill Goodwin’s campaign coffers. For the longest time, I wondered why…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: Out-of-state GOPers, scandal-tained Dem coming to raise $$$$ for Wayne Goodwin

It’s always interesting to see what pops up in my mail: Let’s take a look at the sponsors of this little soiree.  Jim Donelson is a Republican.   John Doak is a Republican.   Barry Goldwater, Jr. is: (1) son of the conservative legend, (2) a…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Speaker, Insurance commissioner ensnared in lobbying scandal?

Two of the biggest headaches for the Raleigh establishment — former legislator Robert Brawley and current TV investigative newshound Nick Ochsner — are working their magic once again in our state’s halls of power: A Raleigh attorney with deep ties to House Speaker Tim Moore…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Remind me AGAIN how all of this is supposed to benefit the consumer …

Kay Hagan, Harry Reid and Barry Obama all sold us on how great this ObamaCare stuff was going to be.  We could stay with our doctor if we like him or her.  We could keep our health plan if we like it.  The enrollment promotional…