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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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The Never-Trumper SMEAR

  It’s quite amusing watching all of these GOPe types thumping their chests and proclaiming their long-enduring love for Donald Trump.  One of the more popular GOPe stunts this election cycle is to slam your opponent as a ‘Never-Trumper.’   Oh, we do have some…

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NC-09: Bishop says Meck sheriff needs to go, dept needs to cooperate with ICE

  State senator Dan Bishop, GOP nominee for the Ninth Congressional District, is laying down the law with the Mecklenburg County sheriff:   Republican state Sen. Dan Bishop on Tuesday called on Mecklenburg Sheriff Garry McFadden to resign over what he called the “reckless policies”…

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Catching a snake, but not a break.

  I’m just going  to leave this right here. (Read to the bottom.)  

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#hayesscandal: Trial by Sept. ?

    Thaaaaaaaaat is what the drive-bys are reporting.     Robin Hayes,  NCGOP chairman UNTIL YESTERDAY,  and his three co-defendants could be in  front of a trial judge as early as September of this year.   (Meanwhile,  Republican candidates will be facing off against…

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Former NCGOP ED: criminal charge dropped, but out of a job

    I don’t quite know HOW we missed this one about Dallas’s predecessor when  it broke.  (Of course,  we’ve been  a wee bit busy lately):   Todd Poole, a former executive director for the NC GOP and senior staff member for several Republican elected…

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The NCGOP 2019 convention: The decline and fall of a political party.

  It had all the chaos of the Venezuelan economy (and every bit of the integrity of that country’s elections).  But — once again — the crowd that gave us Eli Global, Robin Hayes, and those five criminal counts has managed to maintain its stranglehold…

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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: The Defendant, a “distraction”?

    Once again, somnambulant Jim Morrill has the story wrong:   *Doesn’t want to be a distraction.  How freakin’ thoughtful.*   Also, he’s not Ex.  He’s STILL the chairman.  (He made a dubious, sketchy appointment of an “acting chairman.”)   Apparently,  there are not…

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NC-03: Pay no attention to what I said (and did) ON TAPE

  It takes a whole lot of gall to deny saying or doing stuff that you can be seen and heard doing ON TAPE. But Joan Perry is mastering that trick beautifully — all while spouting Bible verses.   During Monday’s debate with Greg Murphy,…