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#nc-03: “Fairweather” Francis takes back his denial, packs up his carpet-bag

  It seems like just yesterday when THIS got posted on our site: (He had been.  But that’s for another time.)   Yep, Francis DeLuca — former deputy to John Hood at that toothless tiger known as Civitas —  tried to tell us all he…

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#ncpol: FXD for NC-03?

That’s the word we’re hearing — that former Civitas boss Francis X. DeLuca (FXD) is seriously contemplating a run for the congressional seat to be vacated by the retiring Walter Jones in 2020. DeLuca, since leaving Civitas, has stepped up his media game in the…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: Dallas did it!

We reported earlier about somebody polling on the possibility of former Civitas boss Francis DeLuca running for a Wake County NC House seat. Well, that apparently got some drivebys motivated to do a little work.  Here’s what one of them — McClatchy’s notorious “Toilet Boy”,…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: DeLuca for NC House?

Somebody is apparently thinking about it.  Check out this tweet from longtime NCGA staffer Gerry Cohen: For those of you keeping score, DeLuca JUST stepped down as the boss at Civitas.  Ball is a freshman Democrat from the Raleigh area who knocked off Republican incumbent Gary…

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WHO wants to “run” Civitas?

We’d heard scuttlebutt for some time that incumbent Civitas president & ceo Francis DeLuca was looking for a chance to make a run for it. DeLuca made it official a few days ago with his announcement of a “Spring 2018 […] retirement.” The ink had…

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#ncga Civitas boss steps into renewable energy debate

A significant force in the state’s conservative political circles is making its presence known in the aftermath of a controversial vote by a GOP-dominated House committee to protect renewable energy subsidies and stymie efforts to reduce consumer power bills statewide.  Francis DeLuca, the boss of…