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#ncgop: *Ooof.* What we have here is a Charlie Foxtrot. (Dallas, is this YOU?)

It’s good to see NCGOP getting aggressive against the Democrats here at election time. But, guys, if you’re going to do that, get your facts straight:  A North Carolina Republican Party mailer accusing Democratic state Senate candidate Andrew Barnhill of lying about his role as…

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#ncpol: ‘If you can’t beat ’em, BUY ’em.’

Incumbent state treasurer Janet Cowell fought tooth and nail against a legislative proposal, pushed by an architect and construction company, that would allow for the privatization and leasing of public school buildings with state funds.  Well, the Democrat incumbent treasurer is not seeking reelection.  But…

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New polling confirms potential GOP wave in NC

WRAL and SurveyUSA told us yesterday that Donald Trump was pulling away from Hillary Clinton in The Tar Heel State.  A new poll by Red Wolf Public Sector, conducted on November 1, supports those findings and reveals an even larger pro-Republican trend among the state’s electorate….

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[#ncga] Credit Cards, SOME candidates: A speaker and his campaign money

We’ve been accused of being a little harsh on a certain little guy from Kings Mountain.  But House speaker Tim Moore’s third quarter campaign report has some good to go along with the questionable. We raised questions earlier about his monetary haul, his lack of…

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#ncga: GOP-blessed UNC BOG member a top campaign aide to DEMOCRATS

Walter Davenport has a four year term (2015-2019) on the University of North Carolina Board of Governors.  He had to make it through a GOP-dominated legislature to get that appointment.   In fact, Cary’s Rep. Nelson Dollar (R) was a big booster of Davenport’s candidacy…

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Deborah Ross donor: Blacks who vote GOP are ‘seriously f***ed in the head’

James O’Keefe has done it again.  He and his minions managed to get a hidden camera into a Deborah Ross fundraiser on the Upper West Side of New York City.  Miss Debbie was there — as were the stars of O’Keefe’s video, Benjamin and Leah…

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#ncpol: Deja vu all over again for Buck Newton

Buck Newton must really draw the ire out of Democrats.  The ‘peace and love’ crowd tends to hit very very low every chance they get when it comes to Newton. In 2010, when Newton first ran for the state Senate against a powerful incumbent, state…

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#ncga: Two firms (on the same day) SHOW Speaker Tim the Money ($12K !!!)

“Show me the money !!!”  –Rod Tidwell, Phoenix Cardinals and Jerry Maguire, sports agent   Twelve large is a lot of money for three people to dump on one legislator all on ONE DAY who (a) does not represent their home communities, and (b) has no…

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#ncga: Kelly Hastings. No opponents. But STILL paying himself from campaign funds.

You would THINK that the current predicament Fletcher Hartsell finds himself in would be making some folks on Jones Street think a little harder before they act.  But apparently THAT is not the case. We’ve written previously about Kelly Hastings, a Republican legislator from Speaker…

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#ncga: Moore about the speaker’s “side” job …

There was quite the hubbub around House Speaker Tim Moore’s hiring as the Cleveland County attorney.  Moore assured us there was no cronyism or monkey business.  He asserted that he could balance the pressure and time constraints of (1) running a law firm, (2) being…