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The tale of the campaign report (NCGOP edition)

After scrutinizing Tuesday’s results, a lot of folks from Murphy to Manteo are left scratching their heads wondering “What in the hell did they spend their money on?” Well, let’s see: $330,000 to the Florida GOP.   Nearly $100K in payroll expense for someone named…

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The Anglin ‘trick play’

For those of you who may still harbor doubts that “Republican” Supreme Court candidate Chris Anglin was a Democrat plant, consider this: Through October 29, Anglin reported spending a grand total of $16,598.83.  Of that amount, $9250 was paid to Democrat consultant Perry Woods.  You…

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Democrats filling NC Senate GOP campaign coffers

He was one of the key money men behind a PAC that helped knock off a conservative legislator and facilitate a leftist takeover of Lee County a few years ago.  Now, Kirk Bradley — a Democrat registered to vote in Orange County — is opening…

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#ncpol: Like grandpa, like grandson.

If you’ve ever wondered HOW Dallas Woodhouse comes up with some of the things he says and does, look no further than his grandfather, NCGOP chairman Robin Hayes: The chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party faces criticism for comments he made at a recent…

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#ncga: Harnett’s David Lewis moves his campaign ops to Raleigh

According to campaign finance documents, it apparently happened during the second quarter of 2018.  (June 29, to be exact.) As late as the first quarter of 2018, state Rep. David Lewis’s campaign finances were handled by TRP CPAs of Dunn, North Carolina — which is…

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Hickory hotels donated to NCGOP?

Specifically, the party’s building fund?  That’s what the Q2 2018 report from the folks at NCGOPe HQ tells us.  On May 23, The Hilton Garden Inn and the Crown Plaza — both in Hickory — are listed as each having donated $5,000 to the North…

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Pat McCrory campaign STILL alive and kicking

Pat McCrory has been away from that big house on Raleigh’s Blount Street for about 18 months now.  But his campaign operation — The Pat McCrory Committee — is still rolling right along. The website is down, but there are still a lot of financial…

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Solar goons a wee-bit cash-poor through Q2 2018

Things appear to be a little tight for the folks who specialize in lining politician pockets so that said politicians will give them lots of taxpayer money to buy and play with solar panels and windmills.  These folks don’t appear to be raising much money…

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Lobbying firm behind dark money PAC promoting GOP House candidates?

Ward and Smith, as a firm, is one of the big-dog legal players in North Carolina.  The New Bern-based firm is well-known in the legislative building on Raleigh’s Jones Street for its “government relations” work. Mailers from something called “The Carolina Leadership Coalition” have been…

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#ncga SD-25: Lexo strikes back. McInnis, confused. Dallas practicing law without a license. (Film at 11.)

Just four months in front of an election, it sounds like things are not so hunky-dory and lovey-dovey here in the Sandhills: Demonstrating just how rankled local Republicans still are over the ugly state Senate primary this past spring, defeated challenger Michelle Lexo’s campaign has…