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NC-03: National Tea Party leaders endorse Greg Murphy

    Mark Meadows and The House Freedom Caucus have given a thumbs up to the Greenville physician.  Now it appears one of the nation’s more prominent Tea Party leadership groups is following suit:    Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest grassroots Tea Party political…

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Report: Dems fretting about their prospects for Tillis seat

  State senator Erica Smith (D) HAS a dream:   Before Thom Tillis was a vulnerable Republican senator, before Barack Obama became the first black president and while Donald Trump was embarking on an early season of his hit NBC show “The Apprentice,” Erica Smith…

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#hayesscandal: Did NCGOP $$$ finance (alleged) criminal activity?

  The indictment documents against state Republican Party chairman Robin Hayes and three others specifically mention meetings among the alleged conspirators at the Statesville Airport (“on or about March 5, 2018”) and at the Concord Regional Airport (“on or about February 14, 2018”, top of…

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#hayesscandal: Still swimming in DENIAL

  Seeing his future employment prospects grow dimmer by the moment, Dallas Woodhouse is puffing up his chest and talking tough:   […] The executive director handles the day-to-day operations of the party staff. Woodhouse said the office is already moving on from Hayes’ indictment….

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WSJ: Subject of FBI probe appeared to PROSPER during Wayne Goodwin tenure at NC DOI

  NCGOP chairman Robin Hayes on an FBI surveillance tape.    Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and a PAC tied to Lt. Gov. Dan Forest receiving BIG $$$$ from the subject of an FBI probe.  Now, sources close to said subject of said FBI probe are…

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Report: NCGOP chairman Hayes on FBI surveillance tape

My mama always told me that if you’re attending gatherings the FBI is interested in recording, you probably need to find some new friends.  We told you earlier about Mike Causey wearing a wire for the FBI.  It looks like he stumbled across Robin Hayes…

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A gentle word about user names, aliases and so forth.

  Greetings, people.  I am Joey Bats, general counsel to the motley crew here at Haymaker HQ.  I’ve been asked to take a few moments to remind you about user names and aliases.  (Apparently, some of y’all STILL ain’t gettin’ it.) VIP Posters. There are…

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Keepin’ it Classy: NCGOP using Walter Jones funeral to harvest email addresses for fundraising

  Yep.  Grandpa Hip-Replacement and his crew on Hillsborough Street just keep the hits coming.  Look at what showed up in email inboxes this week: For those of you who don’t know, this is a ghost-written  letter distributed by the NCGOP’s communications director  Jeff Hauser….

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NCGOP’s Short Memory Caucus

  Mark Martin, the Republican chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, recently announced he was bailing out of that particular sinking ship to take a lucrative opportunity at a Virginia law school.  That left Democrat governor Roy Cooper with the opportunity to name…

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Drivebys, Democrats butt-hurt over ICE raids in NC

  Here’s the heir apparent to The N&O’s notorious ‘Toilet Boy’: Really, Andy? (or is it Paul?)   If you click on the link you’ll see those officers have “POLICE | Homeland Security” on their jackets.  Homeland Security does not count as “NC Police.”  Those…