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#nc-03: Dacey client sent $100K to RNC while seeking Bush White House meeting

A $100K check is bound to get SOMEBODY’S attention.  Here’s The Arizona Daily Sun:  Just months after President Bush took office, the Republican Party accepted a $100,000 check from an Indian tribe seeking help in getting a meeting with Interior Secretary Gale Norton, according to…

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#nc-03: Dacey lobbied Clintons to kill pro-Republican Indian tribe’s casino deal

THAT is according to a 1997 article in a Racine, Wisconsin newspaper:  A trio of Wisconsin Indian tribes waged a furious lobbying effort to derail a controversial off-reservation casino project in the Minnesota-Wisconsin border city of Hudson, newly disclosed court documents showed last week. Following…

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#nc-03: Dacey donated to Dems, had prominent role in Clinton-era federal ethics probe

Records indicate that, as late as 2006, Scott Dacey was giving campaign contributions to congressional Democrats from other states.  Dacey, a long-time lobbyist on federal issues, announced this week his plans to challenge incumbent US Rep. Walter Jones in the 2018 GOP primary for North…

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#NC-03: Dacey v. Jones

Craven County commissioner Scott Dacey made it official today.    Sources in Raleigh and DC confirm for me that uber-consultants Carter Wrenn and Paul Shumaker have been instrumental in pushing Dacey into the ring with Jones.  Dacey, a career lobbyist with a DC lobbying firm, has…

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Dacey, D.C. coming after Walter Jones?

They tried with Taylor Griffin.  Now the GOPe appears to be saddling up a new horse to try and take out congressman Walter Jones:   Scott Dacey is a career lobbyist who — like Griffin — has close political ties to GOPe figures like John…

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Guns.

We’ve had two significant events here recently that raise significant points about our Second Amendment rights.  The NC House passed HB746 which does away with the concept of permits for concealed carry of firearms.  It was a very close vote in the GOP dominated chamber….

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US Senate ready to blow O-Care repeal?

That’s what it looks like.  And a group of conservatives, from the House and Senate (including our very own Mark Meadows), is calling them out on it: Conservative senators and allied outside groups are on the verge of rebellion against the Senate’s Obamacare repeal effort,…

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Tillis signs on to Paris Accord withdrawal (Burr DOES NOT)

A group of Republican US senators sent a letter to President Trump in late May encouraging him to pull out of the Paris Accord on “climate change.”  Amazingly, only 22 of 52 Senate Republicans would sign their name to the letter: U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe…

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The Stupid Party sees its shadow. (TWO more years of Big Dummy and his grandson.)

Columnist George Will once labeled the GOP Establishment “the Stupid Party” for its penchant for blowing tremendous opportunities.   By a count of 568-445, last year’s coup has been “legitimized.”   Of course, it took (1) weighted votes from elected officials, (2) hinky rules like…

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Conservative Review: Budd overtakes Meadows as most conservative NCGOPer in DC

The new guy in town sure is getting some attention in conservative circles.  Conservative Review has finally decided to update its conservative rankings of Members of Congress.   Their analysis — as of April 18 — has congressman Ted Budd rockin’ a perfect score of…