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NC-03: The buck DOESN’T stop here. (Over THERE, maybe. But NOT HERE.)

  I found this little gem posted on Instagram by congressional candidate Allen Thomas (D):       Now let that sink in before you move on to read about his reaction to the unflattering audit of The Global TransPark, the job he quit just…

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Thom Tillis 2nd-most unpopular GOPer up for reelection in 2020. (Um, SURPRISE !!)

  Things have been busy around here. You know, with Robin Hayes getting indicted, two congressional races, and the usual nonsense from Jones Street.  Thom The Therrible has gotten a wee bit of  a break from our usual spanking.       Alas, something has…

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NC-03: Allen Thomas — Mayor. (Internet sweepstakes kingpin ???)

  The more you study this guy, the more interesting he gets.   Here is The Greenville Guardian circa 2013:   Here’s a timeline of events surrounding Allen Thomas’s involvement with sweepstakes businesses in Greenville, a story broken September 1 in The Daily Reflector.  …

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NC-03: Allen Thomas — deadbeat slumlord ?

  I know .  I know.  It is starting to look like Kick Allen Day here at The Haymaker.  (But when you have a target that provides SO many opportunities …)   Let’s jump in the Wayback Machine to 2014 when Thomas was mayor of…

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NC-03: Allen gets audited. (And it wasn’t pretty.)

  Audits are never fun.  It’s not fun when the IRS shows up to do it.  When you’re involved with the state government, it’s no fun when Beth Wood and her team come calling.  Allen Thomas (D) quit his job as mayor of Greenville to…

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NC-03: Early Voting Update (through 4-20)

    Here’s what we have, thanks to Civitas:   11,725 total votes Republicans outpacing Democrats by about a 1000 About 500 more women than men (total) Majority of voters 55 and older Top Five Performing Precincts:  TWO in Pitt, ONE in Lenoir,  TWO in…

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NC-03 Money Talk (Part III) : Cox, Perry, Shepard, Speciale

    We’ve already given  you the rundown  on  Nix, Law, DeLuca, Clark and Rouse  in Part I.    Then came Part II with the 411 on Moore, Boyd, Cairns and Murphy.     And NOW we’re pleased to present  Part III (Click candidate names to see…

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NC-09: Bishop gets Club For Growth nod

  So, I guess that other IE was for “opposing”  Stony Rushing.   The Club For Growth threw us for a loop with their endorsement in the Third Congressional District.   In the Ninth, they appear to be betting it all with the man who…

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NC-03: Mike Speciale on Grass Roots NC, in his own words ….

  There’s been a lot of talk about Grass Roots NC’s “recommendation” of Michael Speciale in the Third Congressional District congressional race.  It will be interesting to see how intensely the Speciale campaign touts this “recommendation” given what the candidate himself had to say about…

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NC-03: Even More questions about that GRNC “recommendation”

  I know, for tax purposes, you can’t say “endorsement” — even though THAT is exactly what it looks like is going on here.  In a previous post, we raised questions about how Grass Roots North Carolina came to a  decision on a particular candidate…