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NC11: House Freedom Caucus NOT supporting Wayne King to replace Meadows?

    THAT is what a recent email from The House Freedom Fund — the caucus’s political / fundraising arm — appears to suggest.  In fact,  the email lists a number of “important election dates”:   Notice anything?   North Carolina’s primary elections are in…

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Cooper-appointed judge charged with DWI

    District Court Judge Tim Smith already had a tough primary race.   Events in recent days are likely to make the race even tougher:   A District Court judge from the area was charged Friday in Jones County with driving while impaired, according…

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KING Arthur for, um — Moore / Hoke District Attorney ???

      I had always thought fantasy role-playing (in public) was an activity reserved mainly for young children, as well as high school and college students who can’t get dates.  Apparently, there are tens of thousands of people nationwide actively pretending to be  living…

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The Dacey Family Business: Run for SOMETHING. Hug up to Trump. (Repeat.)

    We told  you earlier about Judge Peter Mack down on the coast.   On December 19th, the next to last day of filing, Jennifer Dacey – wife to Indian casino lobbyist and failed congressional candidate Scott — filed to run AGAINST Mack The…

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#ncpol: The March of the RINOs

  Judicial races typically come in under  the radar in political news coverage.  But we’ve all seen the damage some of these folks in black robes can do. (For instance, using personal political ideology to overturn laws that were overwhelmingly popular with the general public.)…

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2020 Polling. Governor AND Senate. (Yay.)

  The Morning Consult, a DC-based bunch,  has released their latest numbers tracking the popularity of all 50 governors and all 100 senators.     Here’s what they have on Roy Cooper:       What it all means:       As of the…

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#ncsen: Won’t debate his own primary opponents. But wants FIVE debates against eventual DEM foe.

    Special Interest cash-whore, gay rights champion,  and border wall foe Thomas Roland Tillis is  not interested in explaining himself to his own party’s voters.  He never got 50 percent of the vote (primary OR general) when he was first elected to the US…

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‘Interference’ v. ‘Oversight’: The superintendent-school board dynamic

    The N&O has a story about the Johnston County schools superintendent resigning over “interference” from the school board.  *Though, if you read deeper into the article, it looks like they have one hot mess on their hands up there in Johnston County.)  …

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And NOW for the congressional districts

    NC Free Enterprise Foundation’s partisan index study also took a look at the state’s congressional districts for 2020. For all the whining lefties did about “gerrymandering,” they sure did come out smelling like roses. According to NCFEF, the Dems have MORE clearly safe…

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Jones Street. The partisan index. And 2020.

  The North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation, a GOP-leaning establishment pro-business group,  regularly analyzes our General Assembly districts and computes things called partisan indexes.  These are sort of like the spreads that bookies put on sporting events. The history of each party’s performance in each…