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Tillis fanboy surfaces as a leading contender for NCGOP ED

  We’ve been throwing out names of potential executive director candidates that have made their way back to us.  One more needs to be added to the list:  NC DPI general counsel (and deputy general counsel to Speaker Timmy)  Jonathan Sink.   There is an…

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#ncga: Bob Steinburg? Audited. (And the Dare County D.A. was nowhere in the vicinity.)

  Does everybody remember when Senator ‘Pickle’ declared war on Dare County’s top prosecutor for daring to pursue criminal charges against the senator’s top legislative and campaign aide?  (We do.)     Well, the toothless state board of elections has audited the campaign account of…

Posted in Congress Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

Phil Berger hops on the Tillis ‘love train’

  How trés disappointing:       “A record of achieving results” ????  Hitler had one of those TOO.  (They weren’t very positive or uplifting results, but he got results.)     “Working WITH Senator Berger” ????   It was actually more like Speaker Tillis…

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#ncga: Funeral Home directing made EASY

  Here the honorables are again, taking care of each other’s business.  And, oh look, Moore County’s own Jamie Boles is right in the middle of it:   State funeral board leaders say proposed legislation to create a “provisional” license for funeraldirectors is specifically designed…

Posted in campaign 2019 Congress Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#nc-03: Dr. Joan, Big DC Money and a gaggle of #NeverTrumpers.

  Joan Perry enjoys lamenting –to anyone who will listen — that “Washington insiders” are out to get her.  Funny thing is — according to Federal Election Commission records,  DC-based and DC-connected political action committees have officially spent more than ONE MILLION DOLLARS promoting Perry’s…

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The NCGOP E.D. rumor mill …

  Names of potential replacements for Dallas are starting to leak out of Hillsborough Street. (Trial balloons, perhaps?)   Anyway, here is what we have:   Jim Burton.   We’ve already written about him.  But I keep hearing his name from multiple plugged-in sources.  I…

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Lt. Dan takes on The N&O. “Special Needs” Speck is miffed.

  I’ve watched the N&O for a long time.  It’s changed ownership, but the paper still has an amazing talent for trolling j-schools and scooping up smarmy, arrogant tools and dropping them into the politics beat. (Rob Christensen was, by far, the worst of these.)…

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UNC Hospitals tries to work AROUND Folwell on state health plan. Folwell calls them out.

  Taxpayer-funded UNC Hospitals got caught red-handed using state funds to aid dirty political maneuvering against state treasurer Dale Folwell.  After being busted by a Charlotte drive-by, the hospital group scrambled to get their money back from the anti-Folwell dark money PAC.   UNC Hospitals…

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Hey, where’d that conservative revolution go?

  Check out the latest from the UNC-Asheville Board of Trustees:   Never underestimate the power of a bunch of squeaky-wheeled students to get the grease, or in this case, to get rid of the grease, in the fight for a more environmentally and socially…

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UNC Hospitals caught funding attack on state treasurer Dale Folwell

    A state-funded entity using taxpayer funds to wage political warfare against an elected state official.  (*Isn’t THAT special?*)   State treasurer Dale Folwell was inspired to pursue his special pricing transparency project for the state health plan by the actions of UNC Hospitals….