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#ncga: It’s GOOD to be the Ki — um, $peaker.

As a NC House GOPer, how on Earth do you have the nerve to lambaste the bad ol’ Jim Black days when you have David Lewis and Tim Moore out front as your leaders? A few days back, we learned that Speaker Timmy had latched…

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#ncga: Moore GOP official resigns in protest over Tom McInnis

The aftershocks from the nasty May state senate district 25 GOP primary are still being felt here in the North Carolina Sandhills. A well-connected county GOP source  supplied us with an email  sent by Bob Zschoche, president of the Moore County Republican Men’s Club, to…

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#ncga: A lawyer problem

I  must confess.  I have little to no use for most lawyers.  It’s an occupation where one is paid big bucks to lie, obfuscate, tap dance around and stomp all over ethics and morality and those sorts of things. They have no real skills —…

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Salisbury heads back to the trough.

It must be nice.  Blow through all of your money.  Make really bad decisions.  And you can simply run to your neighbors for MORE MONEY. It happens every month at the state’s Local Government Commission.  Local governments strapped for cash run to Raleigh for low-interest, long-term…

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#ncpol: Et Tu, Rich?

It’s the Ides of March in late September.   Remember how upset some folks at NCGOP HQ got when some party activists criticized GOP candidates during the general election?  We had tribunals and expulsions from the party. Oh, it was quite ugly. Meanwhile, there’s something…

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#ncga: House Republican ObamaCare Caucus DOUBLES in size.

Rep. David Lewis (R-Harnett) now has some company: […] State Rep. Nelson Dollar, a powerful Republican budget writer and redistricting chairman who has been an architect of some of the party’s policy priorities, touts his role in boosting teacher pay. In an interview with The…

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#ncga: More evidence of special treatment for Steinburg in Currituck deal?

If you’ve been following this site, you know that state Rep. Bob Steinburg, who represents Currituck County in the NC House and is running to represent them in the Senate,  got $50,000 in county funds with no votes or public discussion on the matter.  The…

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Polls! (Yay.)

A couple of recently released polls may be providing some insight into why certain NCGOPe types are trashing President Trump and, in general, losing it. High Point University has released polling showing the generic ballot matchup, R v. D, for November’s NC House races virtually…

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#ncga: When “special” counsels attack

Well, this didn’t take long. This IS the same person who tried to pick a fight with THIS website a couple of years back. (It appears he’s still trying to go a few rounds with the site in the ring.) Woodcox was convinced then that…

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NCGOPe not so interested in playing nice with conservatives as November looms ahead

The usual post-primary strategy involves reaching out to your former rivals and patching things up as you prep for battle against the other party in the general election.  Some  NCGOPe types are turning that tried-and-true strategy on its head this year. In Moore County,  we…