Posted in Media NCGOP Politics

Oh, Hell. Dallas is BACK.

    Well, that didn’t take long, now, did it?     The notorious Dallas Woodhouse,  he with the indicted grandpa,  has been spotted during the last few days within the deepest darkest quadrants of the NCGOP offices in Raleigh.   Immediately, it was assumed…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

NC Dems take Tilli$$$’s old NC House seat

For the first time in at least sixteen years, the residents of North Carolina House district 98 in Mecklenburg County will be represented by a DEMOCRAT. Conservative champion — and prominent Jim Black critic — John Rhodes was elected to the seat in 2002.  In…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature Politics

#ncga: A familiar face from 2012?

Republican Ed Goodwin gave Elaine Marshall a spirited challenge in the 2012 Secretary of State race. Now, it appears Goodwin is eyeing a different route to Raleigh: Eddy Goodwin, a former state ferry director and former Chowan commissioner, says he plans to run for state…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Weeeeeeell, THAT didn’t take long.

We reported to you earlier about the announcement of New Hanover County school board member Tammy Covil’s intention to run for the NC House seat currently held by retiring Rep. Rick Catlin.  Covil, a Tea Partier, has drawn heat from the gaystapo and other members…

Posted in NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP

#ncga: Snail’s pace. David Lewis. (Let the grumbling begin !!!)

It sounds like the advent of the Tim Moore era in the state House is not all kumbaya and sweet-smelling roses. A number of my sources who have been around Jones Street for years are noticing an apparently much slower pace in organizing things this…

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Paul Tine: The new Arthur Williams?

A Democrat named Arthur Williams represented the Outer Banks-centered Sixth District in the North Carolina House from 2003-2011.  During that time, he was a good Democrat — a good soldier for then Senate boss Marc Basnight and then-House speaker Jim Black. In  the 2010 GOP…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

#NCGA: GOP caucus sources say list of serious contenders for next House speaker down to THREE

I had the chance this week to check in with three of my better moles within the House GOP caucus on Jones Street.  (Thanks to the culture of intimidation that dominates the legislative building, I am honoring their requests for anonymity.)  All three told me…

Posted in campaign 2014 Kay Hagan Media NC legislature Politics Thom Tillis

Thom Tillis, Walter Dalton on SAME PAGE re: HOT lanes and toll roads

        Speaker Senator Speaker Senator (Spenakor ??) Thom Tillis has gone to the mat defending the idea of using HOT Lanes and toll roads to finance road improvements in North Carolina. Well, we — being the resourceful folks we are — have…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Toll Roads: We said ‘No, thanks.’ Speaker Thom & co. gave them to us anyway.

  Talk about cojones.  chutzpah.  BIG ONES.  Last weekend, delegates to the NCGOP state convention spoke out loud and clear against HOT lanes, toll roads, and anything else of that kind.     (Here’s some audio from the convention where Speaker Thom Tillis argued passionately…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics Thom Tillis

Tillis inspired by Obama to practice The Limbaugh Theorem?

        McClatchy-Raleigh published a cutesy little item today about how Thom Tillis is not going to shave until the doggone legislative session ends.  (Seriously.) : WHAT’S NEXT? BEARDED LADIES? Speaker Thom Tillis announced Sunday that he had stopped shaving and didn’t intend to…