Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: GOP legislator says Brawley right on Raleigh’s toll plans

I heard from one of our numerous friends on Jones Street regarding THIS POST.   Robert Brawley, the former GOP House member challenging Pat McCrory in the March primary, has said on-the-record that the administration is planning to toll every major thoroughfare in the state.  Their…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Brawley: Raleigh planning tolls for EVERYBODY (Murphy to Manteo)

Republican gubernatorial candidate — and former legislator — Robert Brawley says that the uproar over tolls on I-77 in Mecklenburg is not simply a local issue: […] Brawley says he started looking into the issue of tolling as a means to pay for the state’s…

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#ncpol: Team McCrory playing hardball in Meck toll dispute

We’ve written extensively about the I-77 toll road dispute in northern Mecklenburg County.  it’s been quite heated.  It cost — and came close to costing — some area politicians their jobs.  The McCrory administration has stood firm on the deal with the Spanish contractor —…

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#ncpol: Patrick Milhous McCrory

A tendency to use the government bureaucracy to snoop on and intimidate perceived opponents.  An enemy’s list.  Screaming fits at press aides regarding his coverage. Campaigning as a conservative, but governing as a statist.  No real ideological moorings, That’s how a lot of people would…

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#ncpol: Meck GOPe commences carpet-bombing of Brawley

Again, it is astounding to watch how viciously and ruthlessly the GOPe goes after ANYONE perceived as a threat.  From a local TV reporter to a former legislator — the SOP appears to involve using an RPG to swat a fly. Now we have Ruth…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

#ncpol: Robert Brawley and Jim Black

It’s interesting to see Team McCrory so worked up over Robert Brawley.  Their guy has all the money and name ID and organization.  Brawley is not so well known outside of the Charlotte area, and doesn’t have much of a campaign treasury. Right as the…

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#ncpol: A primary for Pat

He was never a go-along get-along kind of guy. He frequently called out colleagues — Republican and Democrat — when he saw them doing what he perceived was unethical, wrong, or illegal.  He refused to play the game, and got run out office by establishment…

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#ncga: Heads up! Robert Brawley is back.

He was an outspoken  critic of House leadership.  Then-speaker Thom Tillis found him a primary opponent and helped knock him out of the House.  Theam Thillis may have knocked Robert Brawley down, but they haven’t put him out. In an email to supporters this week,…

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‘The senator from Thime Warner has the floor …’

Word from Washington today is that freshman U.S. senator Thom Tillis is upset with the Federal Communications Commission. Why, you ask? Let’s find out:  U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., is moving to overturn a Federal Communications Commission decision that would lift restrictions on city-owned broadband…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

The Brawley Censure: A parting shot from Speaker Thom

State House Republican leaders tried hard to spin the censure of one of their colleagues yesterday as anything but a vendetta executed at the order of Speaker Thom Tillis.  We spoke with three sources — intimately familiar with the inner workings of the House Republican…