Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Steinburg Invitational STILL the talk of Currituck

It appears Currituck county officials have shoved their tourism director out in front to try and put a positive spin on their decision to pay state Rep. Bob Steinburg $50,000 to promote a basketball tournament in Asheville: Currituck’s tourism director is defending the county’s sponsorship…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Indicted aide STILL steering Steinburg senate campaign

Bob Steinburg and his crew LOVE to tell you what’s wrong with everybody else. (They’ll even make it up if they have to.) Bob himself doesn’t miss a chance to thump a Bible and utter some variation of “Praise God” in a public forum.  But…

Posted in campaign 2018 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Richard Burr

#ncpol: Our (“Corrupt”?) useful idiot in DC

I’m more of the opinion that Dick Burr is just not that smart. But this blogger has him pegged with the (bad) c-word: The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) is the same committee that Michael Caputo told: “God damn you to hell“, and for…

Posted in campaign 2018 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Walter Jones

#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,…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Wilmington’s Davis (R), Morgan (D) locked in tight $$$ chase

House District 19 is one of the districts state Democrats are targeting in their effort to whittle down the GOP majority on Jones Street. At the end of the second quarter, it appears incumbent Ted Davis (R) and challenger Marcia Morgan (D) are locked in…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Alexander (R) being routed in Raleigh’s SD-18 $$$ chase by challenger Paul (D)

The Raleigh-based state senate seat held by John Alexander (R) is one of the top targets of state Democrats seeking to whittle down the GOP majority on Jones Street. According to the latest campaign finance reports, challenger  Mack Paul (D) is literally giving Alexander a…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: More Steinburg tourney questions

Okay, let’s review.  State Rep. Bob Steinburg — in his rookie season as an event promoter — talked Currituck County into paying him $50,000 to promote a basketball tournament in Asheville.  It appears that a majority of Currituck County commissioners were not informed of this…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature Politics

#ncga: Could Steinburg’s NC House seat flip to D?

The fundraising numbers in HD-1 are so competitive that it might just be possible. Former Chowan County commissioner (and 2012 GOP nominee for secretary of state) Ed Goodwin is seeking to replace Bob Steinburg (R), who is giving up his seat to run for the…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Prospects of GOP re-taking Pendleton’s House seat look bleak

Gary Pendleton (R) lost his hold on Wake County’s House District 49 in November 2016.  One would think rookie legislator Cynthia Ball (D) would be ripe for the taking in a district that has seen recent GOP representation. Sadly, the latest campaign reports indicate that…

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#ncga: Hard feelings still lingering among SD-25 GOPers?

Speaking of Tom McInnis and the Senate GOP caucus …. It appears there hasn’t  been much of an effort to kiss and makeup in the wake of the vicious GOP primary between McInnis and Whispering Pines mayor Michelle Lexo earlier this year. Moore County is…