Posted in Media NCGOP Politics

NCGOP: $4K in the bank. $800 monthly cable bills. And Dallas gets a contract.

  And, oh, yes, the NCGOP was still paying for the monthly fill-up of Robin’s airplane right up to that, um, “unpleasantness” in April with the US attorney.  And — according to the report — they’re STILL paying Catherine Whiteford to run for some basically…

Posted in campaign 2020 Media Politics

What a difference 31 years makes.

  I first cut my teeth in big time politics back in 1988 in the early stages of the Bush-Quayle campaign.  As  a bright-eyed bushy-tailed college kid, I got a great chance to watch, from my vantage point as a low, low, low-level peon,  some…

Posted in campaign 2020 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

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…

Posted in campaign 2019 Congress Media Politics

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.  …

Posted in campaign 2019 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Report: Pay-to-play, the Jason Saine way.

  A non-profit watchdog that has bedeviled Speaker Timmy in recent months and years has now set its sights on a certain tubby little parasite from Lincoln County.  The Campaign for Accountability (CfA) has issued a report detailing the rather interesting timing between campaign contributions…

Posted in Congress Media Politics

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…

Posted in campaign 2019 Congress Media Politics

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…

Posted in campaign 2019 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

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…

Posted in campaign 2019 Media NC legislature Politics

#NC-09: STILL no campaign report! (Where is it?)

      The chuckleheads in Raleigh have been standing in  a circle for months now patting themselves on the back for — in their minds — eradicating vote fraud in the Ninth Congressional District.     Apparently,  the mission was ACCOMPLISHED once Mark Harris’s…

Posted in Media NCGOP Politics

Another day, another mea culpa from the NCGOP treasurer

  He’s struggled with keeping the finances for the Harnett County GOP and the Second Congressional District.  Yet, someone thought it was a great idea to put Jason Lemons in charge of the money at NCGOP HQ in Raleigh.  We’ve documented here and here and…