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#ncpol : Tucker for Senate off to rocky start

  Garland Tucker is a lucky man.  He’s going up against arguably one of the most despised human beings on the planet Earth.  Otherwise, the early missteps of his campaign staff might have placed him in an inescapable hole before the 2020 US Senate fight…

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#ncpol: Oh, look. A PUSH poll.

    We told you earlier about forces very very very very close to Thom Tillis trying to organize a primary challenge to Lt. Gov. Dan Forest in next year’s gubernatorial race.  Well, someone has already gotten  started with a push poll that appears to…

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#ncpol: Thom, meet Garland.

  We told you about this some time ago.   Now, it appears the big moment is upon us.  Retired Raleigh financier Garland Tucker is stepping forward this week as a GOP primary challenger to special-interest-cash-whore Thom Tillis.     The Tucker campaign has acquired…

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Meadows: Tillis to get a ‘legitimate’ primary opponent

      Congressman Mark Meadows told The Washington  Post he’s not interested in running for the US Senate.  But added THIS caveat:   (Here’s video of Meadows talking recently with The Washington Post’s Robert Costa about The Mueller Report.)   This news comes on…

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#ncpol: Thom Tillis trying to thwart Dan Forest’s gubernatorial bid?

  That’s the skinny coming from behind several POWERFUL closed doors in DC and Raleigh.  (As if we needed ANOTHER reason to HATE Thom Tilli$$$$.)   Why, you ask, would this amoral, unprincipled *genius* be attempting something like this?  I’m told that Tillis and his…

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What a difference 31 years makes.

  I first cut my teeth in big time politics back in 1988 in the early stages of the Bush-Quayle campaign.  As  a bright-eyed bushy-tailed college kid, I got a great chance to watch, from my vantage point as a low, low, low-level peon,  some…

Posted in campaign 2020 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

Thom Tillis 2nd-most unpopular GOPer up for reelection in 2020. (Um, SURPRISE !!)

  Things have been busy around here. You know, with Robin Hayes getting indicted, two congressional races, and the usual nonsense from Jones Street.  Thom The Therrible has gotten a wee bit of  a break from our usual spanking.       Alas, something has…

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#hayesscandal: How to earn yourself a primary challenger

  With the 2016 downfall of Pat McCrory, Dan Forest was thrust into the spotlight as the NCGOP’s top statewide dog. It was like being called up from the farm team to the major leagues.   Prior to that, for Forest, it was nice and…

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Fiscal conservatism, WHERE ARE YOU?

  We’ve come to grips with it being in its death throes in Raleigh.  Let’s see how it’s doing in DC in the Trump era:   The federal government spent $1,822,712,000,000 in the first five months of fiscal 2019, the most it has spent in…

Posted in campaign 2020 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

Stupid. Big Mouth. Patently dishonest. (Not much has changed.)

  It always insults my intelligence to see big-time  marketing pros peddling something to me as new and improved — when, in fact, it is pretty much the same as it always was and hasn’t exactly been improved.   Seeing THIS on Facebook the other…