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#hayesscandal: Did conspirators already have mole in place @ NC DOI pre-Causey bribe attempt?

  The wording of the indictment  (start on page 7 and read through section 43 on page 9) would  appear to suggest that :       So, the plan — reportedly –was for Causey to hire Lindberg employee and former Chatham County GOP chairman…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NCGOP Politics

The Case of the sheriff who WASN’T really there.

  Apparently, Columbus County elected a sheriff in 2018 who doesn’t really live in the county he now serves.  And that’s a BIG FAT legal problem: […] After two days of testimony and a trip to Cerro Gordo, the Columbus County Board of Elections has…

Posted in campaign 2019 Congress Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#hayesscandal : Michele Nix says Hayes MUST GO

  What started off four years ago as a Tea Party-inspired race for a top NCGOP post has evolved into a resignation steeped in frustration and bitterness.  (And a run for the Third District’s GOP nomination for US House.)     Michele Nix, in a…

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#hayesscandal: Lt. Dan speaks up

  McClatchy got Lt. Gov. Dan Forest — the GOP frontrunner for governor in 2020 — to speak up on this week’s indictments and his relationship with donor Eric Lindberg:   […] From 2016 to 2018, Lindberg donated just over $7.5 million to both super…

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#hayesscandal: Dallas met with grand jury in December

  At least THAT is what he told McClatchy’s man in DC:   How does he know he’s not a target?  You usually don’t get told such things. I STILL want to know WHO, representing the party, emailed the screen shot of the wire transfer…

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#hayesscandal Causey: More indictments?

  That’s what the man at the center of the Robin Hayes scandal is suggesting:   Federal indictments against the chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party, a top political donor and two of his associates on bribery charges could be just the beginning of…

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#hayesscandal: Mike Causey is a hero and a role model.

  If you’re thinking about entering public service, take a good hard look at Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey as an example of someone to emulate.    Someone apparently came to him with a scheme that sounded unethical and possibly illegal.   He could have said “No…

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#ncga: GOP-led House passes 2nd reading of anti-Folwell bill, smacks down effort to stop it

  The Republican troops on Jones Street keep marching along to the tune called by their Hospital Association paymasters.  HB184, which ties treasurer Dale Folwell’s hands in trying to control costs with the state health plan, got rammed through the NC House on a second…

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#hayesscandal: One queer interpretation of the NCGOP PoO

  This is the kind of bovine fecal material  you expect from lawyers.   NCGOP chairman Robin Hayes, henceforth referred to as “the defendant”,  has handed over ALL of his job duties to other people but KEPT the title of  “chairman.”   The justification for…

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#hayesscandal: rearranging the deck chairs, everyone going down with the captain

  Things are going from the sublime to the ridiculous.    Here’s the press release NCGOP HQ put out today:   Chairman Hayes today announced he has relinquished most of his day-to-day duties of managing the NCGOP to other constitutional officers.     “In the best…