Posted in campaign 2019 Congress Media Politics

NC-09: Another one bites the dust.

  The Robeson County Board of Elections has had its second resignation in a week.  That knocks the group down to three members — two Democrats, one Republican.  (One Republican resigned roughly one week ago.)  The group stands a strong possibility of shrinking even further…

Posted in campaign 2019 Media Moore County Pinehurst Politics

The Pinehurst elections

  With all the hubbub about the 2019 special elections for Congress, and the March 2020 primaries, it’s important to remember that many parts of North Carolina will be holding important local races THIS NOVEMBER.   It can be argued that these local officeholders can…

Posted in Media NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: LtGov GOP field for 2020 already getting crowded

It’s the worst kept secret in Raleigh that Dan Forest is leaving the lieutenant governor post to run for governor in 2020.  A gaggle of Republicans is out there already positioning themselves to replace him. We’ve already told you about NC Rep. Mark Brody (R-Union)…

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NC-09: ANOTHER Robeson DEM paid out nearly $8K for “GOTV”

The Ninth Congressional District race is trapped in limbo because of alleged concerns over the roughly $7000 worth of work by GOTV (get out the vote) consultant McRae Dowless.  Much of Dowless’s work was on behalf of Republicans. Meanwhile, over in neighboring Robeson County, we’ve…

Posted in Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Complaint against Speaker Timmy dismissed on NCSBE&EE’s last day of life

A liberal activist group had filed a complaint against State House speaker Tim Moore over some private business dealings in  Chatham County.  Apparently, the belief was that a Moore aide had meddled in a state environmental review of a property Moore and his business partners…

Posted in campaign 2018 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

NC-09: Josh Malcolm got some ‘splainin’ to do

Some Republican legislators want former state elections board chairman to offer up more details on his discussions with a top Bladen County Democrat prior to the November vote: Two Republican members of the North Carolina Senate are seeking answers to questions regarding communication between the…

Posted in campaign 2018 Congress Media Politics

NC-09: NCSBE chairman’s kin PAID $$$$ to campaign for Dan McCready?

NC state elections board chairman Joshua Malcolm already has an ethical dilemma on his hands —  chairing an investigation into campaign dealings in his home county involving a political machine he has long defended and supported.  The current hubbub over the Ninth Congressional District got…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media Politics

NC-09: Robeson judge candidate played absentee ballot game

Angelica Chavis McIntyre (D) had a great election day in November.  The assistant Robeson county prosecutor defeated incumbent district court judge Dale Deese, a former Democrat who switched to unaffiliated and won an appointment to a vacant seat from then-Gov. Pat McCrory (R).  Given all…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NCGOP Politics

NC-09: “MEDIA reports”? (Seriously?)

In their lust to just make the whole NC-09 kerfuffle GO AWAY, Raleigh Republicans are passing legislation of questionable constitutionality and embracing the reporting of the driveby media. Never before has the lack of leadership in the NCGOP been so apparent.  You’ve got hundreds of…

Posted in Media Politics

Does newly-elected sheriff ACTUALLY LIVE IN the county he was elected to serve?

That is the question being asked by Columbus  County voters and some drivebys in southeastern North Carolina: There’s no power hookup, there’s no trash service and the owner of a property in Cerro Gordo is not paying any taxes for structures associated with this property,…