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#ncga: Duane Hall, NSFW.

It would appear that one of the loudest mouths in “The Party of Women” stands accused of being quite ungentlemanly to some of those ladies he and his comrades claim to speak for: The first time Rep. Duane Hall made Jessie White feel uncomfortable was…

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#NCGA’s Bob Steinburg: “[…]delusional at best or intentionally untrue at worst”

Yes, those were the words used by retiring senator Bill Cook (R-Beaufort) to describe the rantings of his GOP House colleague seeking to replace him in Raleigh: […] Cook defended his support of Twiddy, noting that Twiddy supported his past campaigns and was his pick…

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#ncpol: Kelly Hastings’s head EXPLODES.

That Svengali of campaign finance is convinced they’re out to get him: What’s he talking about?  WHO is he talking about?  He’s talking about Charlene High, his first-ever GOP challenger for his House seat.   (Kelly himself got elected in 2012 by challenging a sitting…

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#ncpol: The AG, the NCDP, Michelle Nix and Grandpa join Dallas’s telephone game

As we rapidly approach the end of the candidate filing period, the action is getting fast and furious.  Dallas Woodhouse, Disney’s latest cartoon character,  has been burning up the phone lines begging ANYBODY, ANYBODY to file.   After we broke that story,  NCGOP vice chairman…

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#ncga: facilitatin’ and clarifyin’

We came across this precious gem on Twitter: “Facilitating equal opportunities for people to use their God given talents”?  (Really?) Is that kind of like hooking campaign contributors up with state government printing contracts?   Or late-night abuses of the technical corrections process in order to…

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#ncpol: Dallas did it!

We reported earlier about somebody polling on the possibility of former Civitas boss Francis DeLuca running for a Wake County NC House seat. Well, that apparently got some drivebys motivated to do a little work.  Here’s what one of them — McClatchy’s notorious “Toilet Boy”,…

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#ncga: “Entertainment” as a campaign expense?

The state board of elections plays it pretty fast and loose in terms of what it allows candidates to spend campaign money on. Cars. $19,000 in clothes. AmEx bills.  dry-cleaning. International travel. When one usually thinks of campaign expenses, things like signs, flyers, and ads…

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#ncga: THIS is what my Hebrew friends call ‘chutzpah’.

NC House Republicans have decided that Rules Committee chairman David Lewis will be their point-man on ethics allegations against Roy Cooper and the Democrats.  Lewis has come out strong on social media, tweeting stuff like, oh,  THIS: “Better to admit you are caught with your…

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#ncga: DeLuca for NC House?

Somebody is apparently thinking about it.  Check out this tweet from longtime NCGA staffer Gerry Cohen: For those of you keeping score, DeLuca JUST stepped down as the boss at Civitas.  Ball is a freshman Democrat from the Raleigh area who knocked off Republican incumbent Gary…

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#ncga: “My senator bought me a fur coat!”

Moore County is entering a brave new world with its THIRD state senator in six years.  Tom McInnis (R-Richmond) is the incumbent in our new district.  He’s going to be facing a primary from the mayor of Whispering Pines.  Just in case McInnis makes it…