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Former NCGOP ED: criminal charge dropped, but out of a job

    I don’t quite know HOW we missed this one about Dallas’s predecessor when  it broke.  (Of course,  we’ve been  a wee bit busy lately):   Todd Poole, a former executive director for the NC GOP and senior staff member for several Republican elected…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics

#ncgop: search committee formed for ED post. (crickets re: Laster)

Last month, we had quite a hubbub in a closed NCGOP central committee meeting about the decision to hire solar industry lobbyist Kristen Laster as the party’s new finance director.   A 30-day “cooling off” period was proposed, and everyone moved on. Well, here we…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics

#ncgop: Poole OUT (Who’s IN?)

The soap opera at NCGOP HQ took another crazy turn today as executive director Todd Poole, surprisingly, bid adieu:  Todd Poole, who has been executive director of the state’s Republican Party for 2 1/2 years, announced Monday he is leaving — regretfully but voluntarily. “I…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics

#ncgop: Todd Poole, the establishment’s last stand?

There’s a new player in the state politics blogosphere.   It’s run by former McCrory administration employees.  It’s financed by folks close to the governor.  It puts out the GOPe(stablishment) spin.   Keep an eye on it to stay abreast of what’s going on inside the heads…

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#ncgop: Todd Poole. Push Poll. (Problem?)

This curious item popped up on the NCGOP’s Facebook page: Okay, got that?  Todd says the NCGOP HAS NOT COMMISSIONED ANY POLL.   And, “rumors” ???? Well, we have a recording that suggests otherwise. You can fast forward to the 4:09 mark and clearly hear Advantage Research supervisor…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

NCGOP exec dragged into Guilford GOP $$$$ brouhaha

GOPers in the Greensboro-High Point area are still a little sore about the fallout from a March dinner honoring retiring congressman Howard Coble.   It appears that an official with the local GOP, Paul Norcross,  collected the money for the event and then left to join…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

Could VA-GOP brouhaha blow back onto NCGOP?

US House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA)’s primary opponent is calling for an investigation of the Virginia GOP’s new executive director.  Why?  Apparently, the new ED’s consulting firm is on Cantor’s payroll: David Brat, the long-shot challenger to Congressman Eric Cantor (R-VA) in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District,…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media NCGOP Politics

NCGOP’s newest hire comes with a wee bit of baggage

  NCGOP HQ and McClatchy spent the day trumpeting the hiring of Todd Poole as the state party’s new executive director.  I would be willing to bet that a lot of Republicans in Davidson County are not cheering the news. According to Davidson County GOP…