In 2013, then-speaker Thom Tillis and his team set up a non-profit called North Carolina House Legislative Partners ostensibly for the purpose of defending House Republicans and their agenda from drive-by media bias. The group raised money and ran ads touting the record of the House — coincidentally, we’re sure — while Tillis was gearing up for his US Senate run.
Legislative Partners has been chaired by former state Rep. Danny McComas (R) of Wilmington — most notable for his allegiance to Richard Morgan in Morgan’s notorious 2002-2006 alliance with Democrat Jim Black.
[…] Neal Orr has 19 years experience in governmental affairs and management of political campaigns. He was the first Southern Political Director of the Democratic legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) in Washington DC where he served as a consultant to 30 legislative chambers throughout the Southeastern United States. Neal successfully established the first caucus program in North Carolina, served as a Senate Caucus director in Florida, coordinated efforts for Presidential re-election efforts and maintains many political relationships throughout the South.[…]
Okay, now keep that nugget locked in your brain while you browse over to the web site for the Tillis-founded Legislative Partners group:
That’s right. The former Southern political director for the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is now the point man for the Thom Tillis-founded fundraising and PR vehicle for state House Republicans.