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Coronavirus brings changes EVEN to politics

  State Republican Party officials successfully kicked off a series of party conventions this weekend that took place completely online.  Republican Parties in North Carolina and Utah are the first in the nation to get the ball rolling with this concept.   We obtained a…

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes (@ NCGOP HQ)

  If you find yourself needing comment from state GOP HQ,  you will not find yourself having to deal with foul-mouthed lil’ Jeff.     Earlier this week,  Jeff Hauser —  a guy who spent more time fighting with Republicans than he did speaking for…

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#ncpol: Did Richard Burr get RICHer thanks to inside info on the coronavirus?

    Some are out there making the case:   Soon after he offered public assurances that the government was ready to battle the coronavirus, the powerful chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr, sold off a significant percentage of his stocks, unloading between…

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Meet the “new” guy at Civitas

    Confirming what I’ve been hearing for months now,  the little cartoon character who entertained us for years at NCGOP HQ has made a career move.     Yeah.  That’s one of those cute little reminders that LinkedIn sends out.  I had to go…

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#ncga: WHAT in tarnation did Kelly Hastings do to his desk?

  While so many of us Jones Street watchers are preoccupied with the big health story,  I believe there is one hell of a story (with an even better BACK-STORY) that we’re missing.  State Rep.  Kelly Hastings — notorious for shady listings on his campaign…

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CEO, Thom Tillis hit by same, um, “disease”

    Those of you with great memories — like us — will remember way back in 2014 when US senator Thom Tillis was busted for trying to mislead us on where he went to college.  All kinds of documentation, including the then-House speaker’s official…

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Lobbyist led cheerleading for Boles during primary

    If Jamie Boles tries to tell you he’s “one of us” and is fighting “for the folks back home,”  — don’t buy it.  Lobbyists and operatives from Raleigh saved Tom McInnis’s skin two years ago,   and they did it for Boles this…

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Mailing List Mayhem

  It was about time for a little drama to pop up at NCGOP HQ:         I confirmed the authenticity of this memo with a senior party official.  According to my source,  this complaint has been thoroughly investigated since it was first…

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The Tillis fraud

    US Senator Thom Tillis is once again headed into battle with campaign consultant Paul Shumaker.   Shumaker is a notorious RINO who has worked closely with party leaders to stamp out grassroots conservative types.  His modus operandi lately has been to paint his…

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Twelve years in Raleigh, and THIS is what we get?

      It’s pretty clear, if you venture out into the hinterlands of Moore County,  that state Rep.  Jamie Boles (R) is in a tough fight for renomination to another term in the General Assembly.  Retiring Southern Pines police chief Bob Temme has thrown…