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Mo’ Money. Mo’ Money. Mo’ Money. (For, um, DALLAS ???)

    Convicted felon Robin Hayes is just simply the gift that keeps on giving.   You MAY remember THIS story from February.      Then-chairman of the NCGOP  Hayes, ramrodded through BONUSES for Dallas Woodhouse and two other party staffers.  The party’s personnel committee…

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Tillis lying his way to the finish line

  LIE is the nicest word I can come up with to describe the latest ad from the Thom Tillis reelection campaign. (It’s running every day during Rush’s show. )  Here are some samples of its claims: The funniest part?  It plays clips of President…

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An “impeachment” primer

      Saying you’re pursuing impeachment doesn’t mean it’s actually happening.  There’s a full-blown procedure laid out in law that the Democrats and NeverTrumpers have yet to touch. Peter Schweizer published a great book last year detailing how all kinds of Washington Insiders —…

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Have Fox News and Todd Starnes parted ways?

    THAT is the word I am getting from well-placed fans of this site from up north.   Starnes and Sean Hannity are two of the  network’s most popular personalities with conservative viewers. Both have a radio AND TV presence.  We’ve been hearing stories…

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#ncga: Steve Tyson reportedly eyeing Speciale seat

  The smoke is just starting to clear from conservative icon Mike Speciale’s bombshell announcement of his departure from Jones  Street (and his Craven County-based House seat).   My moles in that neck of the woods report that local businessman and political figure Steve Tyson…

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Do what you were elected to do, and the sharks come for you

    It’s a sad state of affairs that the three most likely folks to draw well-funded opponents in 2020 are treasurer Dale Folwell, insurance commissioner Mike Causey, and auditor Beth Wood.  All three have done an outstanding job of looking out for the little…

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#hayesscandal: GUILTY !!!

    At least, THAT is what Grandpa and his attorneys will be saying in court on October 2:   Former congressman Robin Hayes will admit in court that he lied to federal agents conducting a bribery probe of a major political donor.   The…

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#ncga: Does Jamie Boles REALLY deserve Lowell Simon?

  Moore’s Republican legislator, like our president, is  being forced to deal with loons from the other party screaming nonsense at him.     I have to admit — Jamie Boles is a nice guy, but very frustrating.  He could afford to be more conservative…

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#ncpol: Bishop apparently kisses (up) better than Murphy

  There are some signs coming out of DC that Dan  Bishop will be more at home with Kevin McCarthy, Patrick McHenry and Virginia Foxx than with Mark Meadows.  Bishop and the 3rd district’s Greg Murphy just got sworn in as North Carolina’a newest members…

Posted in campaign 2019 Media Politics

The ABCs of campaign signs

  It’s local election time in many communities across the Carolinas.  The campaign signs are slowly starting to slowly litter the landscape once again.  The debate continues to rage about the usefulness / wisdom of deploying these things.  Putting 20 in a row along the…