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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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#ncga: David Lewis. A $500K “loan” from a federal indictee? (Nothing to see here. Move along.)

  Once again, we have a story about ETHICS and the second-most powerful man in the North Carolina House: A powerful state legislator borrowed half a million dollars last year from a man later indicted and accused of trying to bribe another state official.  …

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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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#hayesscandal: New judge? Dem replaced by Republican

    The bribery case involving former NCGOP chairman Robin Hayes was slated to be heard by federal Judge (and Democrat)  Max Cogburn — most famous for single-handedly legalizing gay marriage in North Carolina.  Now, it appears that US District Judge Kenneth Bell — a…

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#hayesscandal: Trial by Sept. ?

    Thaaaaaaaaat is what the drive-bys are reporting.     Robin Hayes,  NCGOP chairman UNTIL YESTERDAY,  and his three co-defendants could be in  front of a trial judge as early as September of this year.   (Meanwhile,  Republican candidates will be facing off against…

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#hayesscandal: Lt. Dan corrects campaign report in re: Lindberg donation

  Okay, before we get started here, I want to stress something.  I KNOW that there are quite  few people who read this blog and happen to either (a) struggle with reading comprehension or (b) just don’t understand how  a blog works.   What I…

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#hayesscandal : Count ’em — THREE amended campaign reports.

  NCGOP treasurer Jason Lemons has been busy.  On April 12 of this year, he submitted not ONE, not TWO, but THREE amended campaign finance reports for the North Carolina Republican Party to the North Carolina State Board of Elections.       The amended…

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#hayesscandal: Dallas GIVEN a contract this past weekend?

  An email went out today from “Acting Chair Aubrey Woodard” :   […] The NCGOP Central Committee had its bi-monthly meeting on Sunday, April 14 with a full agenda. One of the leading subjects was the planning for our State Convention to be held in Concord,…

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#hayesscandal: The verdict is IN …

  The NCGOP’s ruling body met for SEVEN HOURS yesterday to discuss the fate of Robin Hayes and Dallas Woodhouse.  As you may have heard by now, NCGOP chairman Hayes has been slapped with FIVE federal criminal indictments.  Yet, he has been allowed — in…

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#hayesscandal: Hudson, McHenry, Budd may no longer have Lindberg cash, but they may have still benefited from it

    Apparently, indicted businessman Eric Lindberg’s cash got around DC too:   Three North Carolina congressmen say they’re giving up political contributions they received from a big donor charged in federal indictments with trying to bribe the state’s insurance commissioner.   Spokesmen for U.S….