He’s at the center of concurrent state and federal probes. But that didn’t stop his colleagues from reelecting state Rep. Tim Moore to another term as Speaker of the North Carolina House.
We had heard from a number of sitting House members that a senior GOP House member was putting out feelers about a potential challenge to Moore for the speaker position. Apparently, that didn’t pan out.
Apparently, the House GOP caucus is fine and dandy with two more years of self-serving, intimidation, and score-settling. Moore has the ties to the big money. And we’ve seen time and again that the special interests with the fat wallets are much more important than the folks back home (or the state as a whole).
The House GOP campaign strategy was centered around boasts about spending MORE on stuff than the Democrats did when they were in charge. THAT kind of crap – coupled with the appearance of political corruption — turned off the base and just about cost the GOP its House majority.
Moore’s reelection is a BIG win for business-as-usual in Raleigh. Something we were promised an end to waaaaaaay back in 2010.