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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…

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#hayesscandal: GUILTY !!!

    At least, THAT is what Grandpa and his attorneys will be saying in court on October 2:   Former congressman Robin Hayes will admit in court that he lied to federal agents conducting a bribery probe of a major political donor.   The…

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#ncpol: Bishop apparently kisses (up) better than Murphy

  There are some signs coming out of DC that Dan  Bishop will be more at home with Kevin McCarthy, Patrick McHenry and Virginia Foxx than with Mark Meadows.  Bishop and the 3rd district’s Greg Murphy just got sworn in as North Carolina’a newest members…

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#ncga: Speciale NOT running for reelection in 2020

    Wow.  The number of bona fide conservatives is rapidly dwindling away in the North Carolina House.  Some have retired — as the result of frustration over a gerrymandered district, or to take on a bigger, better opportunity, or out of frustration with the…

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#ncga: Where WERE House Democrats?

    The House Democrat caucus, their useless governor, their crazed fans out in the hinterlands, and some of the drive-by media have kept alive a conspiracy theory alleging that Speaker Timmy and his sidekick Mr. Lewis orchestrated some trickery to get the budget veto…

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Brother, can ya spare, oh —– $50,000 ?????

  There are a few pretty interesting entries on the North Carolina Republican Party’s FEC financial disclosure report.  Look under the category of loans:     You have Dallas Woodhouse and FIVE Cabarrus County residents “loaning” the NCGOP a combined total of  $50,000 on the…

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Solar Goons buy, own GOPe while beating up conservatives like Dan Bishop

  The Environmental Defense Fund has been really busy in North Carolina elections.  They funded and supported senator Bob Steinburg (R).       The EDF & friends have weaved quite a tangled web throughout North Carolina government and politics.  Take solar and wind apologist…

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NC Supreme Court: A right to privacy for sex offenders?

  Elections have consequences.  And, yes, the last two for our state’s high court have had significant ones — like THIS:   Sex offenders have rights, too, and in some cases the state has been violating those rights, the NC Supreme Court ruled on Friday….

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Quite a SWAMP-clearing opportunity in 2020 NCGOP labor commissioner primary

      The Elevator Queen, Cherie Berry (R)  — the lady whose picture you see every time you take a ride — is riding off into the sunset and calling it quits.       Two candidates are out there.  One, state Rep. Josh…

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Grab your umbrellas. (Watch for falling drive-by crocodile tears.)

  During the Richard Morgan-Jim Black reign of terror in the North Carolina House (2002-2006) it was quite common for “enemies” of House leadership to be assigned to windowless, out-of-the-way, tiny offices.  Conservatives — like Frank Mitchell, John Blust, and John Rhodes — were usually…