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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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#NC-03: Wannabe Murphy aide causing confusion, giving congressman’s team a headache

  Sometimes, folks get so enthusiastic about the candidates they support that they cause more problems than they solve.  That appears to be the case with GOP activist Dianne Layden and rookie congressman Greg Murphy.  Media and political types all over the NC political universe…

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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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ANOTHER RINO in a black robe?

    The NCGOP is already trying to shove Tamara Barringer down our throats for state Supreme Court.  We’ve already raised our concerns about her.        There’s another nominal Republican out there you need to be aware of —  Judge Donna Stroud on…

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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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Mo’ Money. Mo’ Money. Mo’ Money. (For, um, DALLAS ???)

    Convicted felon Robin Hayes is just simply the gift that keeps on giving.   You MAY remember THIS story from February.      Then-chairman of the NCGOP  Hayes, ramrodded through BONUSES for Dallas Woodhouse and two other party staffers.  The party’s personnel committee…