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#ncga: A wee bit creepy

(No, Dallas.  I’m not talking about YOU.) I found a link to the House Republican Caucus website on Twitter.  It led me to a post about HD-63 candidate Erica McAdoo (D).  A button invites visitors to “Learn More.” When  you click on the link, you…

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Hickory hotels donated to NCGOP?

Specifically, the party’s building fund?  That’s what the Q2 2018 report from the folks at NCGOPe HQ tells us.  On May 23, The Hilton Garden Inn and the Crown Plaza — both in Hickory — are listed as each having donated $5,000 to the North…

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Pat McCrory campaign STILL alive and kicking

Pat McCrory has been away from that big house on Raleigh’s Blount Street for about 18 months now.  But his campaign operation — The Pat McCrory Committee — is still rolling right along. The website is down, but there are still a lot of financial…

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Lobbying firm behind dark money PAC promoting GOP House candidates?

Ward and Smith, as a firm, is one of the big-dog legal players in North Carolina.  The New Bern-based firm is well-known in the legislative building on Raleigh’s Jones Street for its “government relations” work. Mailers from something called “The Carolina Leadership Coalition” have been…

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#ncga SD-25: Lexo strikes back. McInnis, confused. Dallas practicing law without a license. (Film at 11.)

Just four months in front of an election, it sounds like things are not so hunky-dory and lovey-dovey here in the Sandhills: Demonstrating just how rankled local Republicans still are over the ugly state Senate primary this past spring, defeated challenger Michelle Lexo’s campaign has…

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Speaking of Socialism …

The s-word appears to be the popular buzzword this campaign season for GOPe types. We’re eight years into state government’s alleged conservative revolution.  State government keeps spending more and more.  We’re subsidizing solar panels and windmills.  Even MORE money is being tossed into the failing…

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#ncga: Wilmington’s Davis (R), Morgan (D) locked in tight $$$ chase

House District 19 is one of the districts state Democrats are targeting in their effort to whittle down the GOP majority on Jones Street. At the end of the second quarter, it appears incumbent Ted Davis (R) and challenger Marcia Morgan (D) are locked in…

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#ncga: Hard feelings still lingering among SD-25 GOPers?

Speaking of Tom McInnis and the Senate GOP caucus …. It appears there hasn’t  been much of an effort to kiss and makeup in the wake of the vicious GOP primary between McInnis and Whispering Pines mayor Michelle Lexo earlier this year. Moore County is…

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#ncga: The Pickle Man, gettin’ PAID. (We got mail!)

Asking NC senate candidate Bob Steinburg (R) what he actually does for a living doesn’t always result in a cut-and-dried straight answer.  He’s claimed to be a diamond wholesaler, a “retired executive”, a non-profit director, and to have been on disability.  During the primary race…

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#ncga: In SD-1, Phelps (D) outrai$ed Steinburg (R) in Q2

I’m starting to see a pattern here. Bill Cook (R) is stepping down from his admirable tenure representing district 1.  The district on the ballot for November is more Democrat-friendly than the one Cook has been serving. State Rep. Bob Steinburg (R) is seeking to…