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Jones Street. The partisan index. And 2020.

  The North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation, a GOP-leaning establishment pro-business group,  regularly analyzes our General Assembly districts and computes things called partisan indexes.  These are sort of like the spreads that bookies put on sporting events. The history of each party’s performance in each…

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#ncga: Yoga Pants, adult beverages, and DAVID LEWIS.

    Oh, the things politicians will attach their names to:     Depending on who is wearing them,  Yoga pants can be the most wonderful things.   Yet,  David Lewis is (1) very married, (2) representing a county that is a Southern Baptist powerhouse,…

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#ncga: Is primary challenge to Boles being powered by the Po-Po?

    It’s not clear whether we’re talking about a small minority of Moore County law enforcement officers  or a significant chunk.  But it is pretty clear that some active and retired lawmen in the county are awfully excited about Southern Pines police chief Bob…

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More on 2020 filing

      Here’s the final list.   The Libertarian Party actually has a candidate named “Vermin Supreme” who has qualified for North Carolina’s March presidential primary ballot.   While they appear to be abandoning the 2nd and 6th congressional districts,  state Republicans seem to…

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#ncga: ANOTHER ONE ???

  One million dollar lawsuit is BAD enough .  But TWO ?????   A powerful state lawmaker whose farm is struggling has been hit with a second $1-million-plus debt collection lawsuit.   John Deere Financial sued state Rep.David Lewis, one of the top Republican leaders…

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Gov. Bumpkin says DON’T BE DIVISIVE. (That’s HIS job.)

    Rarely has anyone climbed so far so fast, with so little substance to his résumè and no record of significant positive accomplishments, than Roy Cooper.  During his sixteen years as state AG,  the most significant prosecutions occurred when  the feds stepped in and…

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#ncga: David Lewis, defendant?

    The personal finances of the second most-powerful leader in the North Carolina House have apparently earned some extra scrutiny in the judicial arena:   An agricultural supply company sued Rep.David Lewis, R-Harnett, his farming company and its partners for more than $1.5 million…

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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…