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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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NC-09: Look out. G.I. Ginger and his Chinese solar panels are getting miffed.

  It appears the Left’s wonder boy has found one more opportunity to tell us how smart he is: Solar investments by a company co-owned by Democrat Dan McCready are drawing fire from Republicans, who accuse him of “sending jobs to China” and even exposing…

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Thomas Milhaus Tillis?

  We all remember that Richard Milhaus  Nixon — on his way out the door — had a hell of a reputation for dirty tricks and skullduggery. He operated quite a bit like a James Bond villain.     Is our Thom channeling ‘Tricky Dick’?…

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NC-03: The NRA likes Greg Murphy in GOP runoff

  It’s been a big week for Greg Murphy.   First, Tea Party Express gave him their blessing.  And now comes the nation’s largest and most effective gun rights group:   […] Dr. Greg Murphy has received another key endorsement, this time from the National…

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Four days old, and the Whatley team is already screwing the pooch

    NCGOP officers aren’t supposed to be getting involved in GOP primaries.  Making endorsements.  None of that stuff.   Former senator Buck Newton — who got spanked in November 2016 by Josh Stein — issued an endorsement today of Joan Perry in the Third…

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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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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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From the mouths of lawyers ….

  Here’s your recently departed state elections board counsel:     He could almost be talking about that recently completed charlie foxtrot in Concord.