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Erasing Mr. Washington

    It’s as if I needed ONE MORE reason to ignore all those calls and solicitations from the alumni association.   Apparently, there is  a growing movement at The George Washington University (my alma mater) to distance the school from (1) the athletic team…

Posted in campaign 2020 Media NCGOP Politics

He’s IN. He’s OUT. He’s endorsing his opponent. Now, he’s – um – back IN?

    North Carolina District Court Judge Pete Mack is what folks in the ivory tower might kindly, gently describe as “an enigma.”   The Mike Easley appointee — serving Craven, Carteret and Pamlico counties — has left quite a paper trail documenting his support…

Posted in campaign 2020 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

MISTER Folwell: Leading the way

    State treasurer Dale Folwell got raked over the coals — even by members of his own party — when he pushed for transparency in  the pricing offered by health care providers.  Along comes President Trump who issues an executive order calling for pretty…

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NCGOPe on the move

    Amid the hubbub surrounding the impeachment trial and the State of the Union,  there has been some interesting tactical movement in and around a certain Hillsborough Street building we all know and love.   First —  Once again, there is a vacancy in…

Posted in campaign 2020 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

NC11: Meadows, Jordan, Freedom Caucus ALL IN for Lynda Bennett

    The Freedom Caucus,  whose members are arguably President Trump’s most loyal foot soldiers in the US House, has gone public with its endorsement of Haywood County GOP activist Lynda Bennett in the race to replace Mark Meadows in DC.  (One would have to…

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#ncpol: Mr. Folwell rightly scolds our goofy Guv.

  Roy Cooper is a master at  running to the media and taking credit for stuff he had LITTLE to NOTHING to do with.  (Don’t believe me?  Check out the video from some of his press conferences during his AG days.)  Now, he’s taking credit…

Posted in campaign 2020 Congress Mark Meadows Media NCGOP Politics

NC11: Davis, Bennett pulling away from the rest of the pack?

    That is what we’re being told by authoritative sources (not on the payroll of any campaign) who are keeping a close eye on the race to replace Mark Meadows in Congress.   We’re told that privately-conducted polling shows state senator Jim Davis leading…

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NC11: House Freedom Caucus NOT supporting Wayne King to replace Meadows?

    THAT is what a recent email from The House Freedom Fund — the caucus’s political / fundraising arm — appears to suggest.  In fact,  the email lists a number of “important election dates”:   Notice anything?   North Carolina’s primary elections are in…

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Cooper-appointed judge charged with DWI

    District Court Judge Tim Smith already had a tough primary race.   Events in recent days are likely to make the race even tougher:   A District Court judge from the area was charged Friday in Jones County with driving while impaired, according…

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KING Arthur for, um — Moore / Hoke District Attorney ???

      I had always thought fantasy role-playing (in public) was an activity reserved mainly for young children, as well as high school and college students who can’t get dates.  Apparently, there are tens of thousands of people nationwide actively pretending to be  living…