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#ncga: You STILL need to get out and vote for Boswell in HD6

Contrary to popular belief, a pre-election candidate death does not automatically give the election to the surviving candidate.  Chapter 163 of the North Carolina General Statutes spells out the rules for filling vacancies. We learned this weekend that Warren Judge, the Democrat nominee for NC…

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#ncga: Dem candidate in HD6 passes away

It’s not the way you want to pick up a House seat.  But the Democrat nominee for the House seat being vacated by Democrat-turned-Unaffiliated Paul Tine has passed away just days before the election:  Warren Judge, a Dare County Commissioner and the Democratic candidate for…

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Sanford’s drive-by ‘bat lady’ keeps preaching to her flock

Talk about multi-dimensional.  Talk about talent!  She’s the news director at two of Lee County’s largest radio stations.  She’s the vice-chairman of the county’s Democrat Party.  She’s served on boards for the AP.  She’s suggested baseball bats as proper gear for visiting a polling place.  Now, Margaret…

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Moore County: NCAE, meet Stacey. Stacey, meet the NCAE.

  Stacey Caldwell is an appointed member of the Moore County Board of Education.  She’s facing the voters for the first time.   She appears to have contracted a condition that afflicts many a politician and political celebrity around these parts:  Failing to Stop and…

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#ncga: Is church tithing a campaign expense?

That question definitely does arise when examining state senator Jerry Tillman’s campaign expense report.  According to reports filed with the state board of elections, the senator’s campaign has paid $10,500 during this election cycle to Archdale Friends Meeting in Randolph County. From January through October, the campaign…

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Obama appointee to fed bench says ‘Put ’em all back’

*Um, surprise!* North Carolina state law that was not a problem when Obama won the state in 2008 (and nearly did in 2012) is NOW a problem less than a week before an election that is looking good for the Republicans. The Round Rev and his…

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SCC’s Dempsey: using college email to lobby employees on election choices?

There’s nothing like having your boss strongly recommend a course of action.  *If I like my paycheck, THAT is the way I need to proceed.* Some employees of Sandhills Community College have apparently grown concerned about an email they received from their boss this week…

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#ncga: Despite a lack of actual opponents, Sen. Tillman’s campaign still “renting” a “campaign office”

It’s unusual to pay for a campaign office when you don’t actually have anyone running against you.  It’s doubly unusual to pay for a campaign office 70 miles outside of the district you represent.  But that’s what Jerry Tillman, the senate’s Republican whip, IS and…

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Paid by the NCGOP. Campaigning for Democrats.

The Keller family of Sanford is quite active politically.  They have family members registered Democrat, Republican, and unaffiliated.  Family members give to both parties, as well.  The Kellers were on the steering committee for an October 2015 fundraiser for Gov. Pat McCrory in Sanford.  What…

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Red Wolf tracking poll: Trump HOLDING NC lead

We gave you the earlier polling from Red Wolf Public Sector already.  They’ve followed up on that polling with some tracking of the numbers.  Here is what their follow up (375 likely voters, MOE=+-4.9%) looks like:  President:  Trump 49.6%, Clinton 43.7%  [ 51-42 spread in…