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For Everybody else …

What’s left — beyond local races — are the legislative, congressional, judicial, and amendment decisions.  Fasten your seatbelts as we hit you with our two cents: NC Supreme Court.  A victory in this race for Anita Earls (D) in this race would make the wildest…

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#ncga: Lucky to hold on.

I had the opportunity to connect this past weekend with some political players who have been very influential in recent years regarding cash and strategy for North Carolina General Assembly campaigns.  Their overall message? House Republicans are not battling to hold a super-majority.  They’re fighting…

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Rethinking the hunting & fishing amendment

We made some cursory judgements on the proposed constitutional amendments earlier. Our friends at The Beaufort Observer have come along with a piece that has us rethinking  our initial YES vote: […] Had the proposed amendment said “The right of the people to hunt, fish,…

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#ncga: Bobby Hanig, “your opioid attic friend in spot.”

Maybe it’s some kind of local Outer Banks slang.  (To the rest of us, it sounds like nonsense.)  But THAT is how NC House candidate Bobby Hanig described himself in an email to a colleague on the Currituck County board of commissioners: FYI — the…

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#ncga: In HD-6, Hanig (R) and Judge (D) a LOT alike.

The two candidates for this open Outer Banks House seat may be in different parties, but they appear to be singing from the same sheet music: There are some notable similarities between the two candidates seeking to represent N.C. House District 6 in November —…

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A dingbat apologizes for history.

Leftists are great at apologizing for — and demanding apologies for — stuff that neither we nor they had anything to do with.  Here comes one more giving it the ol’ college try: On the University of North Carolina’s 225th birthday Friday, Chancellor Carol Folt…

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#ncga: Both sides claiming lead for Tarte’s Meck senate seat

You know what polls are like.  Everyone’s got one: […Senator Jeff]Tarte’s campaign this week is touting the results of a recent poll that shows him with a 46-43 percent lead. That’s within the 5.7 percent margin of error, but it’s an improvement from previous polls….

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#ncga: Pasquotank voter hits Bob Steinburg with TWO ethics complaints

State Rep. Bob Steinburg (R-Chowan), currently running for state senate, has been quite a frequent target for this site.  From his foul-mouthed voicemail, to his per diem reimbursements, to his indicted top aide, to his sketchy basketball tournament deal with Currituck County, ol’ Bob has…

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#ncga: Aaaaaaaaand HERE come the skeletons!

Here we are, less than a week before early voting,  and all kinds of folks’ dirty laundry is coming over the transom.  (I think I am going to have to bring on a few interns to help weed through all this.) Let’s get started with…

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#ncga: Speaker Timmy getting inspected by the SBI

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.  The NCGOP doesn’t have a brand problem.  It has a leadership (er, lack of) problem. Too many of the most party’s most prominent, public faces keep painting themselves into embarrassing or ethically-dubious situations. These folks are…