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NC-04: Monkey Business Report, campaign finance edition

Sue Googe is seeking to become the sacrificial lamb GOP nominee  against incumbent David Price in this overwhelmingly Democrat district. Though, anything is possible. Fred Heineman got Price in 1994.  Googe seems like a fantastic person with a great background.  But her campaign finance report…

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#ncga: Tool-time with Tim!

Every so often , something pops up in the political arena that forces you to ask: Are these people really this stupid, or is there some really sneaky and devious motive behind this that we just haven’t figured out yet? We brought you details some…

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#ncga: GOP celebs picking sides in House district 87 GOP primary

We’ve already reported on speaker Tim Moore and his entourage pitching in to help the reelection bid of appointed legislator George Robinson in Caldwell County.  (The ACU has ranked Robinson as the second-most liberal Republican in the House.)  Well, it looks like some other political…

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#ncga: More FUN with Kelly Hastings’s campaign finance reports

Talk about a piece of work.  This Cherryville lawmaker is clearly living off his campaign fund — stocked by special interests — and he doesn’t seem to care who knows it.  (Further testament to what a toothless, impotent joke the state board of elections has become.) …

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NC-02: Pro-union GOP front PAC shells out big bucks to prop up Renee Ellmers

You’re probably getting hit with all kinds of mailers trumpeting congresswoman Renee Ellmers’s “conservative” record. Ads will likely soon hit the radio and TV airwaves amplifying those claims.  Question:  If Renee Ellmers is such a stellar conservative, then WHY is a Super PAC mostly funded by unions…

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#ncga: Even more ALEC-Jason Saine goodness

The Haymaker is EVERYWHERE, folks.  I mean: EVERYWHERE.    I was contacted yesterday by a very plugged-in source from our nation’s capital.  This source was expressing some interest in our item about state Rep.Jason Saine and his big-spending re-election campaign in an off-year. Many of…

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#ncga Jason Saine: Mo’ money, NO problems (apparently).

You would THINK — after becoming a statewide laughingstock — some people would learn a lesson.  But no, the NCGA’s (and Lincoln County’s) $19,000 man is still rolling along, living the good life on the campaign fund. Jason Saine’s mid-year reports are already well-reported on…

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#ncga: Moore, Lewis. (Pay to Play, anyone? )

Speaker Tim Moore’s *faaaaaaaaaavorite* TV reporter is at it again:  State Representative David Lewis (R-Harnett), who chairs the powerful House Rules Committee, is answering new questions about changes made to a bill that, if passed, would have benefitted a campaign donor. The questions come less than…

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#ncga: Compliance. (Not so hard after all.)

It is A-mazing how a little embarrassing publicity can cause a pol to straighten up and fly right.  We told you earlier about state Rep. John Torbett neglecting to file ANYTHING with the board of elections for 2015. Well, it looks like Torbett has hustled…

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#ncga: Ready, contestants? It’s once again time to play the SCRUTINY game !

It’s great to see the drive-bys finally get into the game — following our lead on this whole questionable-campaign-spending thing. The N&O’s editorial page even got all huffy and puffy and self-righteous on the issue:    […]Apodaca of Hendersonville, who’s announced his retirement, got about…