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Outside help coming to protect NC elections, DO Josh Stein’s job FOR HIM

  You might remember J. Christian Adams.   He is the former US Department of Justice attorney who raised a fuss about the Black Panther voter intimidation efforts in the 2008 presidential election.  He got shut up and shut down by the newly-minted Obama Administration…

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What IF Richard Burr’s Senate seat were to become vacant?

  With various folks in the conservative media calling for our senior senator’s resignation and prosecution for insider trading,  all kinds of questions are being raised.  One big one for politicos appears to be:  What happens if Burr resigns or is removed from his seat?…

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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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Wednesday Morning Quarterback

  Well, the smoke has cleared.  The damage has been done.  Some people have celebrated.  Some are sobbing pitifully.  We’d like to take a few moments to recap Tuesday’s action and talk about what it may or may not mean for the future:   PRESIDENT:…

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NC-11: Still looking like Bennett v. Davis (But Driscoll on the rise?)

  The race to succeed Mark Meadows in the 11th district out west has been rough-and-tumble (to say the least).  A gaggle of Republicans piled into the primary to try and succeed Mark Meadows — the conservative hero and Trump confidante.  Meadows is retiring at…

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He’s IN. He’s OUT. He’s endorsing his opponent. Now, he’s – um – back IN?

    North Carolina District Court Judge Pete Mack is what folks in the ivory tower might kindly, gently describe as “an enigma.”   The Mike Easley appointee — serving Craven, Carteret and Pamlico counties — has left quite a paper trail documenting his support…

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NC11: Davis, Bennett pulling away from the rest of the pack?

    That is what we’re being told by authoritative sources (not on the payroll of any campaign) who are keeping a close eye on the race to replace Mark Meadows in Congress.   We’re told that privately-conducted polling shows state senator Jim Davis leading…

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Cooper-appointed judge charged with DWI

    District Court Judge Tim Smith already had a tough primary race.   Events in recent days are likely to make the race even tougher:   A District Court judge from the area was charged Friday in Jones County with driving while impaired, according…

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#ncpol: The March of the RINOs

  Judicial races typically come in under  the radar in political news coverage.  But we’ve all seen the damage some of these folks in black robes can do. (For instance, using personal political ideology to overturn laws that were overwhelmingly popular with the general public.)…

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#NC11: Wayne King claiming Trump and Meadows mantle. (But neither appear to be supporting him.)

  The Breitbart website can be counted on  at the drop of a  hat to take dictation for congressional candidate and former Mark Meadows aide Wayne King.   They’ve done it again.  This time,  it’s a glowing release about Wayne’s coming ad blitz and his…