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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…

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Denial: A river in Egypt AND the prevailing state of mind on Hillsborough St.

  NCGOP bigwigs in Raleigh had a conference call with regional GOP leaders from throughout the state.  Guess what the prevailing topic of conversation was? We heard from a number of participants who described Raleigh’s reaction to the Hayes scandal as “pathetic.” Sources say NCGOP…

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Lt. Dan’s Lindberg connection?

    Robin Hayes’s relationship with Eric Lindberg earned the state Republican Party chairman a federal indictment.  Now, we come across THIS on Facebook:     There were also media reports in 2018 about  PACs tied to Forest getting endowed quite generously by Lindberg:  …

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The Hayes scandal: Who sent the screen shot?

  This is some Hollywood-worthy stuff here. Here is the indictment of Robin Hayes and three others.  Check out Item 77 on page 16: Soooo — a screenshot confirmation of a wire transfer from the NCGOP HQ to the Causey campaign was sent to the…