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Monkey Business Report: Creative campaign finance disclosure

Judge Phil Berger, Jr. must have attended the same campaign finance reporting classes state Rep. David Lewis did.  Both men appear to struggle with the accuracy of donor information.  For instance  — the donor’s business / line of work. A new complaint against Judge Berger…

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Why did NCGOP hire a private eye?

According to the party’s latest financial report, a payment of nearly $5000 was made to Scott & Associates Investigations of Greensboro on April 10. I understand that opposition research is an integral part of a political organization’s business plan.  Malleus Political Strategies of Raleigh got…

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#ncga: The Jones Street oligarchy

We get all kinds of blather about how The US Capitol and the General Assembly are “the people’s house” populated by “the people’s representatives.”  Those terms are missing a few key words.  It’s actually “the people with the big bank accounts who write big checks’s…

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Monkey Business Report: NCGOP finances edition

North Carolina Republicans have been subjected to all kinds of rhetoric about the fundraising prowess of one Dallas H. Woodhouse and his grandpa.  Keep reelecting them to run the state party, and they will guarantee — with their awesome skills — to keep the cash…

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The NCGOP finance report: Chartered jet(s), primary-meddling and $$$ to Charlotte lawyer

We all know party chairman Robin Hayes has his own plane, and that the NCGOP has kicked in some $$$ for fuel for said plane.  So, WHY is the state party chartering a private jet (or jets)? THIS comes from the latest campaign finance report…

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#NCGA: Primary-meddling, by the numbers.

We filled you in earlier about the aggressive tactics orchestrated by the NC Senate GOP caucus in the May primaries.  A lot of mean things were said and done, and a lot of money was spent, BY REPUBLICANS AGAINST REPUBLICANS.  Well, The North Carolina Republican…

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Soros, Lies & Press Releases.

Cease and desist.  Those are the golden, melodic, magical words being directed toward the congressional campaign of Indian casino lobbyist Scott Dacey by the reelection campaign of congressman Walter Jones.  What’s this all about, you ask? On Sunday, Scott Dacey (who I hear lobbies on…

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Kelly Hastings’s 2015 campaign reports: So, um, *nice*, they got filed THRICE!

I for one am not comforted by guys and gals, charged with making important dollars-and-cents decisions for our state, struggling with properly filling out their campaign finance reports.  (Looking at YOU, Mr. Saine.) For Speaker Moore’s carpool buddy Kelly Hastings, it took THREE ATTEMPTS (and…

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#ncga: Chad and Bob hug it out

The Chad Adams show become “The Bob Steinburg Show” today.  The alleged “voice of North Carolina conservatives” turned the mike, and control of his show, over to the embattled legislator for a 45-minute unchallenged (1) rant about me and this site and (2) parade of…

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#ncga: Kelly Hastings and his campaign finances. (*SIGH*)

We’ve reported at length on state Rep. Kelly Hastings and the, um, adventurous style with which he manages his campaign finances. His year-end 2017 report is living up to the reputation of his previous filings. His report shows he’s spent $20,136.70 this election cycle —…