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#hayesscandal: Lt. Dan corrects campaign report in re: Lindberg donation

  Okay, before we get started here, I want to stress something.  I KNOW that there are quite  few people who read this blog and happen to either (a) struggle with reading comprehension or (b) just don’t understand how  a blog works.   What I…

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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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NCGOP HQ, Locke Foundation overlook the REPUBLICAN trying to revive the film tax credit

  Here’s foul-mouthed lil’ Jeff over at NCGOP HQ in his weekly “Republican Recap” email:     Soooooo   — I guess state Rep. Jason Saine (R-Lincolnton) now counts as a “Wilmington Democrat.”  Saine — House Appropriations Committee chairman and a member of Speaker Timmy’s inner…

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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…

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NC-09: Leigh Brown. The story keeps getting, um, “better.”

    She tried to run for governor as an independent in 2012.  She primaried state legislator (and conservative stalwart) Larry Pittman in 2014.  In 2015, she donated cash to congressman Joe Crowley (D-NY) — since vanquished by AOC — and the ethically challenged George…

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NC-03: About that Grass Roots NC endorsement / recommendation ….

  Let me start off by saying I am a passionate defender of The Second Amendment.  (That ought to be beyond dispute to anyone who has read this site for an extended period.)   I tend to find myself in agreement with the folks at…

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NC-09: Republican candidate, Democrat donor

  Leigh Brown is  an interesting character.  She’s part of the gaggle of Republicans seeking the GOP nomination in the Ninth Congressional District.  She’s getting a lot of publicity for all the money a national realtor PAC is investing in her.  But is there more…

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#nc-03 Money Talk (Part II) : Moore, Boyd, Cairns, Murphy

  As we said, FEC reports are in.  Again, these numbers cover February 1 through April 10.   Here is our second group of candidates who have filed their financial info:     Jeff Moore Contributions: $104,281.40 Expenditures:  $82,829.38 Cash-on-Hand: $21,452.02     Graham Boyd…