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#ncga: Boss Phil executes a PERFECT full ‘Timmy’

    NC PolicyWatch and The N&O are collectively soiling their Pampers over a story that senate leader Phil Berger has been using campaign funds to purchase some choice Raleigh real estate.  (Hey, at least he didn’t take envelopes of cash in  a restaurant men’s…

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Folwell to Cooper: Fire your DOT secretary!

      This sounds like something that ought to be coming from the state’s alleged conservative party (if they had a communications office worth a damn) or from someone trying to establish himself as North Carolina’s conservative leader and take Roy Cooper’s job (looking…

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#ncga: Was COA RINO judge-ette Rep. Darren Jackson’s law partner?

    According to the web site for the law firm of the gentleman from Wake County,  that might be correct:   […] Mr. Jackson is a lifelong resident of eastern Wake County and the father of three children. He and his wife Tina, a Nurse…

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Coastal NC storm damage raises EVEN MORE questions re: solar farms

    Solar goons and their bought-and-paid-for politicians (like Bob Steinburg and Bobby Hanig) like to tell you there’s nothing to fear from all these state-subsidized solar farms being erected all over the countryside.  A little poking-around by Currituck County commissioner Paul Beaumont is telling…

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#ncga: From IndyWeek to senator Berger’s staff

  You never thought you’d see an IndyWeek alum speaking for the “Republican revolution” on Jones Street, eh?  Well,  the Republican House is trying to expand Medicaid.  So WHY shouldn’t Phil Berger hire IndyWeek (and McClatchy) alum Lauren Horsch to speak for him AND the…

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The political class CANNOT police itself.

  The state board of elections says its A-OK for Democrats on local boards (like inRobeson and Bladen counties)  to donate to Democratic candidates and campaign for (and with) them.  Substantial pay-to-play allegations against powerful Republican legislators (like David Lewis) disappear into a black hole…

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#ncga: Top cop targets Jamie Boles

    State Rep. Jamie  Boles may soon be seeing blue lights in his rearview mirror:   In a letter published to the members of the Moore County Law Enforcement Officers Association Thursday, the current President Bob Temme announced he is pursuing election to the…

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(We got Mail!) State elections board staff caught lobbying FOR illegal aliens?

        Kelly Tornow is the associate general counsel for the North Carolina State board of elections.  It looks like Jay DeLancy and the team at the Voter Integrity Project have outed her playing lobbyist.  Here’s DeLancy:   From: Jay Delancy [mailto:jay@voterintegrityproject.com] Sent: Wednesday,…

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#ncga: David Lewis. A $500K “loan” from a federal indictee? (Nothing to see here. Move along.)

  Once again, we have a story about ETHICS and the second-most powerful man in the North Carolina House: A powerful state legislator borrowed half a million dollars last year from a man later indicted and accused of trying to bribe another state official.  …

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#ncga: Steve Tyson reportedly eyeing Speciale seat

  The smoke is just starting to clear from conservative icon Mike Speciale’s bombshell announcement of his departure from Jones  Street (and his Craven County-based House seat).   My moles in that neck of the woods report that local businessman and political figure Steve Tyson…