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NC-03: One big B.S. toss

  (And NO, I’m not talking about a bachelor’s of science.)   We’re down to Two in the battle to pick a nominee for the Third Congressional District.  The primary was a tough thing for me and the rest of us here at the site….

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The ‘Swampetition’: NCGOP chairman candidate Whatley’s firm lobbies FOR solar

  Supporter of NCGOP chairman candidate Michael Whatley like to pass their guy off as just another proponent of offshore drilling.  Well, there’s more to the story:   […] Having interviewed principals at CfA and EPI, I circled back to the Consumer Energy Alliance, hoping…

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NC-03: Meadows endorses Greg Murphy, calls him “clearly the conservative pick”

  This move has been a long time in the making.  But it finally got here:   Republican state Rep. Greg Murphy, who topped a 17-way primary Tuesday night for U.S. House in Eastern North Carolina, picked up a key endorsement Wednesday morning ahead of…

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NC-03: The Doctors Are IN! (Murphy, Perry top the field at the end of the night)

  And THEN there were two (doctors).   Voters in the Third Congressional District spoke today — whittling down the massive 17 member GOP field to two physicians:  Dr. Greg Murphy of Greenville and Dr. Joan Perry of Kinston.     Unofficial results show Murphy…

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Meadows: Tillis to get a ‘legitimate’ primary opponent

      Congressman Mark Meadows told The Washington  Post he’s not interested in running for the US Senate.  But added THIS caveat:   (Here’s video of Meadows talking recently with The Washington Post’s Robert Costa about The Mueller Report.)   This news comes on…

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#ncpol: Thom Tillis trying to thwart Dan Forest’s gubernatorial bid?

  That’s the skinny coming from behind several POWERFUL closed doors in DC and Raleigh.  (As if we needed ANOTHER reason to HATE Thom Tilli$$$$.)   Why, you ask, would this amoral, unprincipled *genius* be attempting something like this?  I’m told that Tillis and his…

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#ncga: Moore County leaders blast legislative meddling in local issues

    Since the advent of the alleged “conservative revolution” in Raleigh, we’ve gotten a lot of lip-service about “local control” and reducing Raleigh’s influence on people’s lives.     We’ve got a Republican-controlled General Assembly.  Moore County’s county and municipal governments are all pretty…

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NC-03: The buck DOESN’T stop here. (Over THERE, maybe. But NOT HERE.)

  I found this little gem posted on Instagram by congressional candidate Allen Thomas (D):       Now let that sink in before you move on to read about his reaction to the unflattering audit of The Global TransPark, the job he quit just…

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NCGOP: $4K in the bank. $800 monthly cable bills. And Dallas gets a contract.

  And, oh, yes, the NCGOP was still paying for the monthly fill-up of Robin’s airplane right up to that, um, “unpleasantness” in April with the US attorney.  And — according to the report — they’re STILL paying Catherine Whiteford to run for some basically…

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Thom Tillis 2nd-most unpopular GOPer up for reelection in 2020. (Um, SURPRISE !!)

  Things have been busy around here. You know, with Robin Hayes getting indicted, two congressional races, and the usual nonsense from Jones Street.  Thom The Therrible has gotten a wee bit of  a break from our usual spanking.       Alas, something has…