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NC-03: Look what came in the mail! (Two days LATE, of course.)

“Free” must be a synonym for “High” in certain social circles. Anyway, Dr. Kevin Baiko, one of the 17 candidates for the Third District, got this thought-provoking mailer promoting his candidacy out to Third District mailboxes on Thursday.  The problem?  The election was on TUESDAY….

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NC-03: One big B.S. toss

  (And NO, I’m not talking about a bachelor’s of science.)   We’re down to Two in the battle to pick a nominee for the Third Congressional District.  The primary was a tough thing for me and the rest of us here at the site….

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NC-03: Meadows endorses Greg Murphy, calls him “clearly the conservative pick”

  This move has been a long time in the making.  But it finally got here:   Republican state Rep. Greg Murphy, who topped a 17-way primary Tuesday night for U.S. House in Eastern North Carolina, picked up a key endorsement Wednesday morning ahead of…

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NC-03: The Doctors Are IN! (Murphy, Perry top the field at the end of the night)

  And THEN there were two (doctors).   Voters in the Third Congressional District spoke today — whittling down the massive 17 member GOP field to two physicians:  Dr. Greg Murphy of Greenville and Dr. Joan Perry of Kinston.     Unofficial results show Murphy…

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NC-03: If Allen Thomas had cooperated with audit, it could have been released prior to Walter Jones’s passing

  Instead of blasting congressional candidate Allen Thomas (D) for his sloppiness, Democrats are blasting their fellow Democrat, state auditor Beth Wood, for releasing an audit critical of Thomas’s management of the state-funded Global TransPark so close to Election Day.       But Wood…

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NC-03: Early-voting screw up in Carteret (Ready-made voter-suppression issue?)

  Election Day for the Third Congressional District is Tuesday. But a mishap in Carteret County could play a key role in an election  challenge — should the results on Tuesday be close. Voters who showed up for early voting  in Carteret County today were…

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NC-03: The buck DOESN’T stop here. (Over THERE, maybe. But NOT HERE.)

  I found this little gem posted on Instagram by congressional candidate Allen Thomas (D):       Now let that sink in before you move on to read about his reaction to the unflattering audit of The Global TransPark, the job he quit just…

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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-03: Allen Thomas — deadbeat slumlord ?

  I know .  I know.  It is starting to look like Kick Allen Day here at The Haymaker.  (But when you have a target that provides SO many opportunities …)   Let’s jump in the Wayback Machine to 2014 when Thomas was mayor of…

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NC-03: Early Voting Update (through 4-20)

    Here’s what we have, thanks to Civitas:   11,725 total votes Republicans outpacing Democrats by about a 1000 About 500 more women than men (total) Majority of voters 55 and older Top Five Performing Precincts:  TWO in Pitt, ONE in Lenoir,  TWO in…