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NC-03: The Allen Thomas Show

  We just told you about some of the bizarre activities of the Allen Thomas for Congress campaign.   Some folks are still demanding photos or video to go along  with the narrative.  We here at The Haymaker aim to please.  So, here we go….

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NC-03: A riot at the Harris-Teeter. Praising Allah. (The Allen Thomas campaign.)

  There must be something in the water in New Bern.   Anyway, somebody in the Allen Thomas (D) campaign for Congress thought it would be a great idea this past week to organize a “flash mob” — a spontaneous-looking gathering — of supporters inside…

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NC-03: One big B.S. toss

  (And NO, I’m not talking about a bachelor’s of science.)   We’re down to Two in the battle to pick a nominee for the Third Congressional District.  The primary was a tough thing for me and the rest of us here at the site….

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NC-03: If Allen Thomas had cooperated with audit, it could have been released prior to Walter Jones’s passing

  Instead of blasting congressional candidate Allen Thomas (D) for his sloppiness, Democrats are blasting their fellow Democrat, state auditor Beth Wood, for releasing an audit critical of Thomas’s management of the state-funded Global TransPark so close to Election Day.       But Wood…

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NC-03: The buck DOESN’T stop here. (Over THERE, maybe. But NOT HERE.)

  I found this little gem posted on Instagram by congressional candidate Allen Thomas (D):       Now let that sink in before you move on to read about his reaction to the unflattering audit of The Global TransPark, the job he quit just…

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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.  …

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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…

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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…

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NC-03: A consultant-palooza! (Up to 18 candidates, with one day to go.)

    This special election to replace the late, great Walter Jones is turning into quite a full-employment act for political consultants.  We’ve got quite a crowd in the race already.  And I detect at least FOUR who were recruited by political consultants seeking an…