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Recipe for 2012 GOP gubernatorial victory missing key ingredients

The three modern day successes for the NCGOP in governor’s races came in 1972, 1984, an 1988. What do those three years have in common? A Republican presidential candidate cruising to victory.  Nixon was stomping McGovern in 1972, and Reagan was doing the same to…

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GOP: Get On the bandwagon — or else …

    Rush had the theory some time back that the DC Republican Ruling Class is putting out the following message to Republican activists and officials around the country:  Get behind Romney if you want to be  a player in this party ever again.  Watching…

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A Charlotte conservative’s POV on Pat McCrory

    The Pat McCrory “campaign” encourages us to talk to the people of Charlotte — the people who know him best — about his record. So, I dug up a couple of very interesting old columns from Charlotte Observer columnist Tom Ashcraft. ( Ashcraft…

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NC Democrats offer peek at plan to divide conservatives, McCrory

  The North Carolina Democrat Party realizes they have a sorry record and sorry gubernatorial and presidential candidates to present to the state’s voters in November 2012.  So, they are resorting to pointing out the flaws in their opponents — primarily targeting former Charlotte mayor…

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Pinehurst Police: Same — um — STUFF, different chief

  Well, the election is over. There is a new chief at Pinehurst PD. And it appears NOT much has changed from the old regime.   We now have the added touch of a speed trap at the village limits sign on Highway 5.  That’s…

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Why does NCGOP keep giving the AG’s race a pass?

  Every four years we see the same phenomenon in The Tar Heel State: a gaggle of GOP gubernatorial wannabees, followed by a bunch of also-rans lower down the ticket for Council of State races.  North Carolina has one of the weakest governors in the…

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SC Voter ID law blocked by USDOJ; NC efforts @ voter ID under assault

        *Sigh*  The Left is working overtime here at the end of the year to finish pushing our country into the ditch. US Attorney General Eric Holder — who thought it was a great idea to hand over a bunch of automatic…

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Why should Pat McCrory be North Carolina’s next governor?

    Longtime readers of this site know that I am no fan of Boss Bev.  (She HAS GOT TO GO. )  But what do we replace her with?  The Raleigh Ruling Class Republicans are working overtime to shove former Charlotte mayor Pat McCrory down…

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US, NC taxpayers to shell out extra millions to fix medicaid billing mess

      Poor decisions made by North Carolina state government appointees in the Hunt, Easley and Perdue administrations will likely result in a huge bailout from already-stretched-to-the-max state and federal budgets. Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-Banner Elk) took to the House floor on Dec. 14…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Education Media NC State Government

Movin’ on up: Glazier ups ante in DPI campaign

State Rep. Rick Glazier’s (D-Fayetteville) ambitions have him setting his sights on the Secretary of the Department of Education seat in Raleigh currently held by his fellow Democrat June Atkinson.  Atkinson has not officially announced her plans for 2012 — whether or not she will…