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#ncga: They’re BAAAAAAAACK!

      While we’re sheltering-in-place, the honorables have once again darkened the halls of that big building one Jones Street in Raleigh. The Congress passed a huge-honking spending bill. So, the honorables in Raleigh felt like they had to get in on the act….

Posted in campaign 2020 Media NCGOP Politics

Different driveby boss, same driveby bias

      While at The N&O, AndyPaul Specht dazzled  us with reporting that made Darren Jackson and Wayne Goodwin jump up and down and clap like jayvee cheerleaders.  Now, he’s graduated to the big leagues — that’s right, WRAL-TV.  The nerve center of the…

Posted in campaign 2020 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

From Russia — um, RICHARD, with Love

    No, it’s not the title of Daniel Craig’s swan song as the fabled agent 007.   We’re talking about the latest buffoonery from our special-needs senior US senator who has allowed Democrats to hijack the committee he chairs:   In a bipartisan report,…

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Folwell spearheads effort to combat coronavirus in state corrections system

    The state treasurer’s office and the state health plan have teamed up to provide some much needed help in combating the coronavirus:   State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell, CPA, and State Health Plan (Plan) Director Dee Jones announced today that they have secured…

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North Carolina gets 1st installment of coronavirus $$$ from DC

  The state treasurer’s office has confirmed that North Carolina has received $2 billion as part of the federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act.   The state is slated to receive a total of  more than $4 billion from the recently-passed congressional…

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Top aide to NeverTrump presidential candidate, MD Dems, now consulting for NCGOP

    He’s worked for Democrats in Maryland.  He ran the Internet side of NeverTrump presidential candidate Evan McMullin’s independent campaign. Now,  he’s the webmaster for the NCGOP and a major player in the state party’s online fundraising efforts.  Meet Ian Patrick Hines of Hines…

Posted in campaign 2020 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

Tillis polling worse than in 2014

      Thom Tillis has been sitting in Washington for nearly six years now. But if you look at his polling, it appears the man is — like one Marty McFly — going ‘Back in Time.’   In the 2014 GOP primary, Tillis topped…

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ReOpen NC gains a powerful new ally

        Raleigh-based CaptiveAire CEO Bob Luddy is not mincing words in his open letter to Governor Roy Cooper: An urgent appeal to North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper:   For every COVID-19 case in North Carolina (4,500 estimated), 125 people have lost their…

Posted in campaign 2020 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Richard Burr

Burr sold DC townhouse to lobbyist same month he co-sponsored lobbyist’s bill

    On his way out the door,  Richard Burr is certainly prompting quite a bit of discussion on ethics and criminal law.   His earlier (questionable) stock market trades have been defended by his team as simply a product of his prowess on Wall…

Posted in campaign 2020 Dan Forest Media NCGOP Politics

Forest: Effort to Reopen NC needs more info, cooperation from Cooper

    Lt.  Governor Dan Forest is a fan of getting NC’s economy up and running again ASAP.  But he says the leaders of that effort need a lot more information and cooperation from the Cooper administration: While elected officials and healthcare leaders across the…