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A spending explosion on Capitol Hill

      Two trillion dollars.  That’s the price tag on the coronavirus relief bill that just moved its way through Congress.   It’s also roughly equal to HALF of the current federal budget.   On one hand,  you can argue that the wallets need…

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What IF Richard Burr’s Senate seat were to become vacant?

  With various folks in the conservative media calling for our senior senator’s resignation and prosecution for insider trading,  all kinds of questions are being raised.  One big one for politicos appears to be:  What happens if Burr resigns or is removed from his seat?…

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NC-11: Still looking like Bennett v. Davis (But Driscoll on the rise?)

  The race to succeed Mark Meadows in the 11th district out west has been rough-and-tumble (to say the least).  A gaggle of Republicans piled into the primary to try and succeed Mark Meadows — the conservative hero and Trump confidante.  Meadows is retiring at…

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NC11: Meadows, Jordan, Freedom Caucus ALL IN for Lynda Bennett

    The Freedom Caucus,  whose members are arguably President Trump’s most loyal foot soldiers in the US House, has gone public with its endorsement of Haywood County GOP activist Lynda Bennett in the race to replace Mark Meadows in DC.  (One would have to…

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NC11: Davis, Bennett pulling away from the rest of the pack?

    That is what we’re being told by authoritative sources (not on the payroll of any campaign) who are keeping a close eye on the race to replace Mark Meadows in Congress.   We’re told that privately-conducted polling shows state senator Jim Davis leading…

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NC11: House Freedom Caucus NOT supporting Wayne King to replace Meadows?

    THAT is what a recent email from The House Freedom Fund — the caucus’s political / fundraising arm — appears to suggest.  In fact,  the email lists a number of “important election dates”:   Notice anything?   North Carolina’s primary elections are in…

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#NC11: Wayne King claiming Trump and Meadows mantle. (But neither appear to be supporting him.)

  The Breitbart website can be counted on  at the drop of a  hat to take dictation for congressional candidate and former Mark Meadows aide Wayne King.   They’ve done it again.  This time,  it’s a glowing release about Wayne’s coming ad blitz and his…

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And NOW for the congressional districts

    NC Free Enterprise Foundation’s partisan index study also took a look at the state’s congressional districts for 2020. For all the whining lefties did about “gerrymandering,” they sure did come out smelling like roses. According to NCFEF, the Dems have MORE clearly safe…

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Mark Meadows, Sandy Smith aaaaaaaaand — PAUL WRIGHT ?????

  Mark Meadows threw us all for a loop by announcing his retirement from the US House.  The big  money is on Meadows being named the next White House chief of staff. (There has been plenty of talk in the driveby media about a soon-to-happen…

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Walker: NO to 2020 Senate run. (Where do we go now?)

  With Garland Tucker’s surprise exit from the race,  many of us were holding our noses in preparation for voting for congressman Mark Walker.  Some of us were willing to let the whole ‘Public Official A’ thing slide , in order to get rid of…