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#hayesscandal: Dallas’s turn on THE HOT SEAT?

  The top governing committee of the NCGOP is convening to talk about, among other things, the future of Dallas Woodhouse’s relationship with the party:   A key group of North Carolina Republicans will meet Sunday to plot the state party’s path forward after the…

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#hayesscandal: Were previous NCGOP wire transfers also tied to Lindberg-Hayes affair?

  We reported earlier on how weird it was that Mike Causey received $240,000 from the NCGOP at a time when he wasn’t even on the ballot.  Now, we know why that happened.     Also in 2018, we reported on unusual money transfers from…

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#hayesscandal: Did conspirators already have mole in place @ NC DOI pre-Causey bribe attempt?

  The wording of the indictment  (start on page 7 and read through section 43 on page 9) would  appear to suggest that :       So, the plan — reportedly –was for Causey to hire Lindberg employee and former Chatham County GOP chairman…

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#hayesscandal : Michele Nix says Hayes MUST GO

  What started off four years ago as a Tea Party-inspired race for a top NCGOP post has evolved into a resignation steeped in frustration and bitterness.  (And a run for the Third District’s GOP nomination for US House.)     Michele Nix, in a…

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#hayesscandal Causey: More indictments?

  That’s what the man at the center of the Robin Hayes scandal is suggesting:   Federal indictments against the chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party, a top political donor and two of his associates on bribery charges could be just the beginning of…

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#hayesscandal: Mike Causey is a hero and a role model.

  If you’re thinking about entering public service, take a good hard look at Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey as an example of someone to emulate.    Someone apparently came to him with a scheme that sounded unethical and possibly illegal.   He could have said “No…

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#hayesscandal: One queer interpretation of the NCGOP PoO

  This is the kind of bovine fecal material  you expect from lawyers.   NCGOP chairman Robin Hayes, henceforth referred to as “the defendant”,  has handed over ALL of his job duties to other people but KEPT the title of  “chairman.”   The justification for…

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#hayesscandal: rearranging the deck chairs, everyone going down with the captain

  Things are going from the sublime to the ridiculous.    Here’s the press release NCGOP HQ put out today:   Chairman Hayes today announced he has relinquished most of his day-to-day duties of managing the NCGOP to other constitutional officers.     “In the best…

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The Hayes scandal: Who sent the screen shot?

  This is some Hollywood-worthy stuff here. Here is the indictment of Robin Hayes and three others.  Check out Item 77 on page 16: Soooo — a screenshot confirmation of a wire transfer from the NCGOP HQ to the Causey campaign was sent to the…

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NCGOP’s weak response to l’affaire Hayes

  Here’s the official word from NCGOP’s — apparently NEW — lawyer Josh Howard: “Early this morning, the North Carolina Republican Party was made aware of several indictments surrounding the conduct of a major donor to both major political parties and two of his associates. The…