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NC-03: The doctor fights back

  Politics IS a full-contact sport.  (As if you didn’t already know this.)  Far too often, I see really good people play way too nice and get their reputations destroyed. Judging from a video taken at a recent Third District GOP confab, congressional candidate and…

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NC-09: So far, it’s ALL Stony.

  It’s one thing to talk about running for Congress.  It’s another to step up, pay the filing fee, and sign on the dotted line.  The first day of filing in the Ninth District do-over got started today.  Union County board of commissioners chairman Stony…

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#ncga: House’s anti-Folwell bill sitting in Murphy’s Health committee

  Remember how we told you about the hospital lobby drafting a bill clipping treasurer Dale Folwell’s wings and passing out a lot of cash to get the House to move on it?   The bill restricts the treasurer’s ability to manage the state health…

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NC-09: The battle to topple Ginger McCready

  The US Marines have got to LOVE Ginger McCready, the Democrats’ great white hope in the crusade to steal the Ninth Congressional District after 60 years of uninterrupted Republican rule.  No Marine, or ex-Marine, has done more public whining and crying about anything than…

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  There were a lot of county GOP conventions today.  In the 3rd and 9th congressional districts, there were a higher number of candidates in attendance than at other county gatherings.  (*I’m told there are some sort of special elections coming up in both locales.*)…

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NC-03: If I had a dime for every person who filed for Congress …

  I’d be $2.60 richer! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the deadline for filing for the Third Congressional District seat in the US House has come and gone.  And boy have you folks in that district got a crowd to sift through.   We’ve got 17…

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NC-03: A consultant-palooza! (Up to 18 candidates, with one day to go.)

    This special election to replace the late, great Walter Jones is turning into quite a full-employment act for political consultants.  We’ve got quite a crowd in the race already.  And I detect at least FOUR who were recruited by political consultants seeking an…

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NC-03: Gettin’ kinda crowded in here

  We’ve got two more days left to file for this race.   Apparently, there are a helluva lot of people with dreams of working in Washington, DC. As of RIGHT NOW, we have FOUR DEMOCRATS, ELEVEN REPUBLICANS, ONE LIBERTARIAN, AND ONE CONSTITUTION PARTY candidate….

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NC-03: Is that sulphur I smell?

  I knew that the wide-open opportunity in this congressional race would be too much for NCGOPe uber-consultants Dee Stewart and Paul Shumaker to pass up. All sorts of indicators are telling me that this duo  are beating the bushes to get former state senator…

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NC-03: And then there were SEVEN …

  One more candidate joined the fold today in the special election for the Third Congressional District seat in DC.    Shannon Wilson Bray of Apex filed for the seat as a Libertarian.  What is it about Wake County residents filing for this seat?  Phil…