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‘Draining the swamp’? Officially, now a JOKE.

    With President Trump’s endorsement of the man whose biggest dream upon arriving in DC was chairing the National Republican Senatorial Committee,  we can officially attach a ‘jk’  (just kidding) emoji to Trump’s whole ‘Drain The Swamp meme.   Trump came out with an…

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Oh, look! Even MORE polling. (Cooper over Forest. Tillis in the toilet.)

  Civitas has teamed up with Harper polling to  take state voters’ temperature about the 2020 election.  Here’s some of what they found:     Granted, this was taken earlier this month. Cooper’s lead is outside the margin of error, but that 16% undecided number…

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Tillis: Being ‘Too Conservative’ is HARD.

  You wonder how some people have the gall to claim  what they claim.  Political uber-consultant Paul Shumaker has this template for his clients where they try to hide their ‘Screw Trump’ track record with a bunch of ‘I LOVE DJT’ babbling.  It didn’t work…

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“Gunning” for Lt. Dan?

  She’s only been in big league politics since 2015.  But SOMEONE — reportedly associates of senator Thom Tillis —  is promoting a gubernatorial run by state Rep. Holly Grange (R-Wilmington.)     In her first race — a special election — Grange was hit…

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Family Values crowd spooked by Tillis

  The North Carolina Values Coalition, arguably the largest and most powerful  social conservative lobby in the state,  is expressing their concerns about our junior US senator in a recent email blast to supporters:   […] After passage of the so-called “Equality Act” by the…

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US Senate hopeful Sandy Smith neglects to mention the REAL family business

  She made a move  toward running for the Third Congressional District seat, but bailed on that plan at the last minute.  Now, Sandy Smith of Winterville, North Carolina is presenting herself as a GOP candidate for US Senate — joining a field likely to…

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FirstBank CEO being wooed by Dems to run for US Senate

  That’s what’s being leaked out there.     Hmmm.  If he makes it to a  general election face-off against Thom Tillis, we’d have on our hands a battle royale between two of the hottest messes in North Carolina politics.   I first encountered Moore…

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#ncpol: Walker backs out of US Senate run (for the second time now, I think)

  The fracas at the House Republican Caucus meeting kind of hinted that this was coming.  The Club For Growth was pushing hard for him,  but ‘Public Official A’ had to put his foot down and say NO.   (Rumors of  a Walker Senate run…

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Mark Walker: NRCC dues spat? Legal fees scuffle? A Tillis-DOJ plot against him? STILL toying with 2020 Senate run?

  There’s quite a bit of soap opera drama swirling around a certain Greensboro preacher-turned-politician:   Tensions boiled over on Tuesday between the leader of the GOP campaign committee and several House Republican leaders over the issue of dues, multiple sources confirmed to The Hill….

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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…