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#ncpol: “Republican” Charles Jeter teams w/ Common Cause re:”gerrymandering”

Charlie Jeter.  During his time in the House, he racked up a record as the most liberal Republican.  Yet, he got elected conference chairman and was a close ally of Speakers Thom Tillis and Tim Moore. Ol’ Charlie would regularly screw his GOP colleagues on…

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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: *Tap! Tap!* Is this mike on? (*Crickets*)

Well, the George Little political organization hosted a fundraiser for state senator Tom McInnis here in Moore County last night.  How did it go?  Check out this pic from one of our moles and see for yourself: Yep.  That is the senator himself speaking at…

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#ncga: And the Senate $$$ …

NCFEF has also looked at Senate campaign cash.  Again, as with the House, these are year-end 2017 numbers and only take into account what folks with active campaign committees reported. Senate Republicans reported $3.86 million in cash-on-hand.  Democrats reported $1.23 million on-hand at year-end. Top…

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#ncga: Following the money ….

The North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation has an interesting analysis of where the two parties stood financially at EOY 2017 in the race to control (or keep control of)  Jones Street. Mind you, this takes into account ONLY what is shown on campaign  reports by…

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#ncga: Threats, a primary, and a lawsuit.

You wonder why more people don’t throw their hats in Raleigh’s poltiical ring. Dare County Republican Beverly Boswell campaigned as a conservative and has served as a conservative.  She hasn’t minced words.  And that has made her a lot of enemies. The ACLU and their…

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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…