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The ‘Lady Parts’ Brigade sets its sights on the 2020 Governor’s Race

  They got a  Democrat elected governor and a Republican and a Democrat elected senator in North Carolina.  (None of those ended up working out very well.)     They tried to get someone with ‘lady parts’ elected to the Third Congressional District, but THAT…

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#ncga: Things that make you say “WHAAAAAAAAAAA ….????”

  Um, Ms. Grange? Holly? Um, ma’am?  I don’t think THIS is what the gals had in  mind when they came up with the hashtag #METOO:     There are very strong indications that forces aligned with senator Thom Tillis are guiding state Rep. Holly…

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Lt. Dan takes on The N&O. “Special Needs” Speck is miffed.

  I’ve watched the N&O for a long time.  It’s changed ownership, but the paper still has an amazing talent for trolling j-schools and scooping up smarmy, arrogant tools and dropping them into the politics beat. (Rob Christensen was, by far, the worst of these.)…

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N&O troll tries to clothesline Lt. Dan

  I swear.  Being vicious, smarmy, and dishonest must be a written-in-stone requirement for political writers at The money-bleeding, floundering N&O.  The little special-needs Speck boy currently holding down the job seems to keep himself afloat by cribbing from The Internet.  The Speck boy is…

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“Gunning” for Lt. Dan?

  She’s only been in big league politics since 2015.  But SOMEONE — reportedly associates of senator Thom Tillis —  is promoting a gubernatorial run by state Rep. Holly Grange (R-Wilmington.)     In her first race — a special election — Grange was hit…

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#ncpol: Oh, look. A PUSH poll.

    We told you earlier about forces very very very very close to Thom Tillis trying to organize a primary challenge to Lt. Gov. Dan Forest in next year’s gubernatorial race.  Well, someone has already gotten  started with a push poll that appears to…

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#ncpol: Thom Tillis trying to thwart Dan Forest’s gubernatorial bid?

  That’s the skinny coming from behind several POWERFUL closed doors in DC and Raleigh.  (As if we needed ANOTHER reason to HATE Thom Tilli$$$$.)   Why, you ask, would this amoral, unprincipled *genius* be attempting something like this?  I’m told that Tillis and his…

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#hayesscandal: Lt. Dan corrects campaign report in re: Lindberg donation

  Okay, before we get started here, I want to stress something.  I KNOW that there are quite  few people who read this blog and happen to either (a) struggle with reading comprehension or (b) just don’t understand how  a blog works.   What I…

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#hayesscandal: How to earn yourself a primary challenger

  With the 2016 downfall of Pat McCrory, Dan Forest was thrust into the spotlight as the NCGOP’s top statewide dog. It was like being called up from the farm team to the major leagues.   Prior to that, for Forest, it was nice and…

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#hayesscandal: Lt. Dan speaks up

  McClatchy got Lt. Gov. Dan Forest — the GOP frontrunner for governor in 2020 — to speak up on this week’s indictments and his relationship with donor Eric Lindberg:   […] From 2016 to 2018, Lindberg donated just over $7.5 million to both super…