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#ncga: A majority leader and his money

  It’s always interesting to see the folks who write our tax laws, and decide what happens with OUR MONEY, struggle with the very same regulations and laws they foist on US.   We’ve discussed Speaker Timmy’s fiscal follies at length in the past.  Now…

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#ncpol: A front-runner for NCGOP E.D.?

      It’s going to take someone special to fill Dallas’s over-sized clown shoes.  But word is leaking out about a familiar name ( to political insiders) being the front runner for the job.   Does the name Jim Burton ring any bells?  If…

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#hayesscandal: New judge? Dem replaced by Republican

    The bribery case involving former NCGOP chairman Robin Hayes was slated to be heard by federal Judge (and Democrat)  Max Cogburn — most famous for single-handedly legalizing gay marriage in North Carolina.  Now, it appears that US District Judge Kenneth Bell — a…

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Jim Womack’s NEXT chapter

  We came across this on social media:     The Conservative Coalition of North Carolina appears to be the end-result of a merger between three major Tea Party activist groups in western North Carolina.  With the addition of Womack from the eastern part of…

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#ncpol: ‘Gone Boy ‘. (And off to the Tillis campaign ???)

  The moles are chattering away again. They’re telling us that Dallas Woodhouse was escorted out of NCGOP HQ — on the orders of new party chairman Michael Whatley — prior to the expiration of his contract.       Sources tell us passwords were…

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NC-03: Utter hysteria in the email

  Talk about getting off message. Dr. Joan Perry is all over the place to such an extent that you can’t figure out where she is going or what she’s talking about.   Take her recent email blast, for instance.    Her opponent Greg Murphy…

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DOES new Aberdeen school FAIL to follow state and federal environmental guidelines?

  Chris Fitzsimon and Rob Schofield (aka “Sesame Street’s Bert & Ernie”) have unleashed their PolicyWatch  hounds on Moore County Public Schools for their decisions regarding Moore County’s new Aberdeen school:   On the edge of Aberdeen lay a lovely tract of land that was…

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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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Tillis and that rating from FiveThirtyEight.com

  Ninety-three percent! Ninety-five percent!  The Tillis campaign  eagerly throws those numbers out as a way of “proving” how conservative their man is.     Those figures actually come from a site called FiveThirtyEight.com, which was once owned by The  NY Times but is now…