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Phase TWO of Team Forest’s hostile takeover of the Mecklenburg GOP?

  Mecklenburg County was the site of one of the worst electoral blowouts in the state for the GOP.  (Hell, the county GOP probably qualifies for FEMA funding.)  State senator Dan Bishop was the most significant elected Republican left standing after the votes were counted…

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MeckGOP learned nothing / nade / nichts from 2018 wipeout

When the smoke finally cleared from the November 2018 vote, state senator Dan Bishop — a solid conservative, FWIW — was the last significant elected Republican in Mecklenburg County left standing.  The MeckGOP lost all three county commissioners it had prior to election day.  It…

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“It’s NOT my job.” (Bravo.)

The first instinct of most politicians is to grovel and pander to voters — especially those with BIG bank accounts.  THAT is not the case with Mecklenburg County commissioner Matthew Ridenhour (R).  You see, one of the billionaire families behind NASCAR apparently wants some government…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Meck county commissioner sounds off on process to replace Jeter in HD 92

Jim Puckett has great conservative street cred.  He took to Facebook to sound off on the process to fill the vacancy created in House District 92 by the resignation of Charles Jeter: It’s starting to sound like a broken record.  Conservative, grassroots types bust their…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: MeckGOP chairman doubles down on dissing Hager, floats trial balloon about state Senate run

I am baffled as to how Curtis Watkins still has his post with the party.  (But then again, Dallas Woodhouse is STILL employed by the NCGOP.)  If you haven’t been following the story, we’ve learned that MeckGOP chairman Watkins (a) is a bona-fide solar industry…

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LGBTQ 101

Nope, sorry.  THAT is NOT a course offering in the UNC-Chapel Hill curriculum catalog.  It’s actually one of the latest continuing legal education offerings from the Mecklenburg County Bar Association.  (Apparently, we’re on their email list too — just like with the NC House Republican…

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I-77 tholl spat causes some pro-tholl pols to lose their seats

There was a great lesson for the political ruling class in Mecklenburg County yesterday.  Dismiss the people and run roughshod over them AT YOUR OWN POLITICAL PERIL. We have written extensively about the fight in North Mecklenburg to block the installation of tholl booths on I-77…

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Tholl Road revolt in Mecklenburg ready to blow up on GOP establishment?

Thom Tillis could have been taken down by this issue in the 2014 US Senate race — had it not been for an overall incompetent campaign by Kay Hagan and the Democrats.  The desire to rid the Senate of Kay Hagan trumped anything and everything…

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#ncpol: Texas toll experience shoots holes in #ncga, McCrory admin spin

The day after the election, a Charlotte TV station went down to Texas to check out a toll project run by the same Spanish firm slated to take over the expansion of Mecklenburg County’s I-77.  Charlotte area residents — and likely others across North Carolina…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

‘Who Knows?’ Big questions still linger about the price tag for Tillis Tholl Roads

Thom Tillis pushed approval for privately-managed toll roads through the North Carolina House despite objections from NCGOP grassroots leaders.   Skip Stam has endorsed the idea.  Gov. Pat McCrory has instructed his DOT board to look at toll roads as a serious statewide instrument for…