Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: When all else fails, throw your campaign treasurer under the bus

We reported yesterday on the heat House speaker Tim Moore is getting from a driveby TV station in his home turf.  We saw video from said driveby TV program which featured Moore whipping out the old liberal bias card.  The problem?  As our friends at…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Legit campaign expense, or home-away-from-home bachelor pad / man-cave? (You make the call.)

Our legislators get roughly $100 per day to cover food and lodging expenses while the legislature is in session. A number of legislators I spoke with said there are several hotels near Jones Street that offer special rates for legislators during session.   Yet, we’re…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Jason Saine, meet Ty Harrell.

One of our regular readers — after perusing the recent coverage of Jason Saine and his suits — made an analogy to a 2009 case involving a Democrat legislator:  State Rep. Ty Harrell, D-Wake, who is under investigation over campaign expenditures, has resigned, according to…

Posted in Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics Uncategorized

#ncga: Jason Saine, the $19,116.45 man.

Imelda Marcos had 3000-plus shoes.  Fletcher Hartsell had, well,um, a lot of stuff.  The latest round of campaign finance reports show that Jason Saine, for the first half of 2015,  charged more than $19,000 worth of new clothes to his reelection campaign. Yessirree, that’s right….

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature Politics

#ncga: Blinkin’ Chris strikes AGAIN?

I happened to stumble across a Blinkin’ Chris commentary on WRAL radio while driving around today.  Of course, the blinkin’ one was in his typical ‘damn the republicans’ mode.  But in this case, he was clearly playing fast and loose with the truth. Fitz-cryin’s thesis…

Posted in Media NCGOP Politics

#ncgop: Oh, look! Unpaid bills.

We wrote earlier about some heartburn within the NC House GOP Caucus about campaign finance practices.    Roughly $250,000 in unpaid vendor invoices were found tucked away in a drawer.  Also, a pile of money ended up with a legislator instead of with a media firm…

Posted in Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Tillman pays fine for 2013 donation from “unregistered committee”

State board of elections records show senator Jerry Tillman GIVING BACK a $1000 campaign contribution to the state on April 1.  The act appeared to catch at least one board employee off guard:   One of the state board’s field auditors had the answer: What…

Posted in Congress George Holding Mark Meadows Patrick McHenry Renee Ellmers Richard Hudson

Lots more to hate about CRomnibus

It added to our already out-of-control federal debt.  It’s fully funded ObamaCare and amnesty. It’s paying for Renee Ellmers’s museum.   But it looks like there’s even more to hate about John Boehner’s pet monster. The CRomnibus legislation included some revisions to campaign finance law…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

#NCSEN: And the special interest money train rolls on …

The FEC FINALLY updated the itemized info on donors to Thom Tillis’ US Senate campaign in the third quarter of 2013 (October 1 to December 31).  And — as expected — it yield all kinds of, um, goodness.  Remember George Sywassink?  He’s the South Carolina…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Kay Hagan Media Politics

#NCSEN: Playing footsie with the sock puppet

You can almost feel the breeze from the mainstream media’s collective sigh of relief.  Kay Hagan — New York senator Chuck Schumer’s sock puppet™ — has filed for reelection.   I frankly could not believe what I saw printed under “The Shih-Tzu” ‘s byline: […] Like…