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#ncpol : Tucker for Senate off to rocky start

  Garland Tucker is a lucky man.  He’s going up against arguably one of the most despised human beings on the planet Earth.  Otherwise, the early missteps of his campaign staff might have placed him in an inescapable hole before the 2020 US Senate fight…

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NC-09: Oh, look. A poll.

  The  drive by media is making a YUGE deal out of a poll of The Ninth District GOP primary by Public Policy Polling (PPP) that got regurgitated nationally by Hotline.  Naturally,  I am dubious of anything PPP puts out.     First,  it is…

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Meadows: Tillis to get a ‘legitimate’ primary opponent

      Congressman Mark Meadows told The Washington  Post he’s not interested in running for the US Senate.  But added THIS caveat:   (Here’s video of Meadows talking recently with The Washington Post’s Robert Costa about The Mueller Report.)   This news comes on…

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Thom Tillis 2nd-most unpopular GOPer up for reelection in 2020. (Um, SURPRISE !!)

  Things have been busy around here. You know, with Robin Hayes getting indicted, two congressional races, and the usual nonsense from Jones Street.  Thom The Therrible has gotten a wee bit of  a break from our usual spanking.       Alas, something has…

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NC-03: Allen Thomas — Mayor. (Internet sweepstakes kingpin ???)

  The more you study this guy, the more interesting he gets.   Here is The Greenville Guardian circa 2013:   Here’s a timeline of events surrounding Allen Thomas’s involvement with sweepstakes businesses in Greenville, a story broken September 1 in The Daily Reflector.  …

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NC-09: Bishop gets Club For Growth nod

  So, I guess that other IE was for “opposing”  Stony Rushing.   The Club For Growth threw us for a loop with their endorsement in the Third Congressional District.   In the Ninth, they appear to be betting it all with the man who…

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NC-03: Mike Speciale on Grass Roots NC, in his own words ….

  There’s been a lot of talk about Grass Roots NC’s “recommendation” of Michael Speciale in the Third Congressional District congressional race.  It will be interesting to see how intensely the Speciale campaign touts this “recommendation” given what the candidate himself had to say about…

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NC-03: Even More questions about that GRNC “recommendation”

  I know, for tax purposes, you can’t say “endorsement” — even though THAT is exactly what it looks like is going on here.  In a previous post, we raised questions about how Grass Roots North Carolina came to a  decision on a particular candidate…

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#nc-03 Money Talk (part I): Nix, Law, DeLuca, Clark, and Rouse

  FEC reports came due.  These first reports cover the period of February 1 through April 10.   Let’s take a look, shall we?   Michele Nix (R)    Contributions: $45,003.50 Expenditures:  $36,283.41 Cash-on-Hand:  $11,720.09 (*No loans or other debts reported)   Phil Law (R)…

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#nc-03: Mystery national group ponies up $$$$ for Cairns ad-buy

  And NO it is not named The Club For Growth.  Our sources tell us that an independent expenditure (an “IE” in political weenie talk)  called “Awake Carolina” has purchased $60,000 in broadcast advertising time to benefit GOP candidate Celeste Cairns.   It looks like…