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#ncga: Trouble for Timmy?

Uh-oh.  Just as Republicans were ramping up their ethics attacks on Roy Cooper, along comes a shady, mysterious non-profit with allegations against a top Raleigh Republican: A government watchdog group is accusing one of North Carolina’s most powerful legislators of using his political position for…

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L’affaire Hall: Democrat family feud bubbles to the surface

In a written statement (and ensuing interview with a WUNC driveby) state Rep. Duane Hall is firing back and defending himself with both barrels: In earlier reporting, we mentioned that the “hit” on Hall originated from his side of the political aisle.  We had our…

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#ncga: Solar school scheme seeking growth in NC besieged by lawsuits in SC

Remember the guys who were seeking the General Assembly’s permission to use government money to develop school buildings (with a bunch of solar panels on them, of course) that can then be leased BACK to local governments? Well, this development group has been hard at…

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#ncga: Hall hit by ‘friendly fire’

My suspicions were correct.  It appears Rep. Duane Hall was the victim of a political “hit” — by a powerful figure on his side of the political fence. (This does not diminish the severity of the accusations.  It doesn’t let him off the hook, by…

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#ncga: l’affaire Hall

It’s amazing how quiet a lot of folks in the big city of Raleigh are in the wake of the Duane Hall allegations. On the D-side,  you’ve got folks falling all over themselves calling for his resignation.  *Due process, shmue process.* But the oooooooonly officlal…

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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…