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#ncga: A special session for a REALLY dumb, under-handed reason

If I hadn’t heard about this from so many elected sources, I might have passed this off as pure nonsense.  But, hey.  A lot of nonsense goes down in Raleigh every day. Apparently, the powers-that-be on Jones Street are plotting to call a special session…

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#ncga: A more conservative House?

I know many of us were sad to see the ruling troika survive May AND November. But things turned out to be a wash in the lower chamber.  We’ll be dealing with the same partisan divide next session. But the new session’s majority may very…

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Helpful tool for tonight …

(No, I’m not talking about a baseball bat.)   Here is the link to the state board of elections results tabulation site.  You can view statewide numbers, as well as numbers filtered by county and precinct.  This site will be your friend throughout the night….

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#ncga: You STILL need to get out and vote for Boswell in HD6

Contrary to popular belief, a pre-election candidate death does not automatically give the election to the surviving candidate.  Chapter 163 of the North Carolina General Statutes spells out the rules for filling vacancies. We learned this weekend that Warren Judge, the Democrat nominee for NC…

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#ncga: Dem candidate in HD6 passes away

It’s not the way you want to pick up a House seat.  But the Democrat nominee for the House seat being vacated by Democrat-turned-Unaffiliated Paul Tine has passed away just days before the election:  Warren Judge, a Dare County Commissioner and the Democratic candidate for…

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#ncga: Despite a lack of actual opponents, Sen. Tillman’s campaign still “renting” a “campaign office”

It’s unusual to pay for a campaign office when you don’t actually have anyone running against you.  It’s doubly unusual to pay for a campaign office 70 miles outside of the district you represent.  But that’s what Jerry Tillman, the senate’s Republican whip, IS and…

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[#ncga] Credit Cards, SOME candidates: A speaker and his campaign money

We’ve been accused of being a little harsh on a certain little guy from Kings Mountain.  But House speaker Tim Moore’s third quarter campaign report has some good to go along with the questionable. We raised questions earlier about his monetary haul, his lack of…

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#ncga: GOP-blessed UNC BOG member a top campaign aide to DEMOCRATS

Walter Davenport has a four year term (2015-2019) on the University of North Carolina Board of Governors.  He had to make it through a GOP-dominated legislature to get that appointment.   In fact, Cary’s Rep. Nelson Dollar (R) was a big booster of Davenport’s candidacy…

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#ncga: Two firms (on the same day) SHOW Speaker Tim the Money ($12K !!!)

“Show me the money !!!”  –Rod Tidwell, Phoenix Cardinals and Jerry Maguire, sports agent   Twelve large is a lot of money for three people to dump on one legislator all on ONE DAY who (a) does not represent their home communities, and (b) has no…

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#ncga: Kelly Hastings. No opponents. But STILL paying himself from campaign funds.

You would THINK that the current predicament Fletcher Hartsell finds himself in would be making some folks on Jones Street think a little harder before they act.  But apparently THAT is not the case. We’ve written previously about Kelly Hastings, a Republican legislator from Speaker…