Posted in campaign 2018 Media NCGOP Politics

A missed opportunity for Barbara Jackson

A bi-partisan group of 58 sitting sheriffs (out of a total of 100) emphatically endorsed the reelection of NC Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jackson the week before the election.  But NO ONE in the NCGOP hierarchy, the Jackson campaign, or the driveby media appeared to…

Posted in campaign 2018 Congress Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

A post-mortem on Tuesday. (Look, Ma. We’re goin’ backwards.)

For Republicans and conservatives across North Carolina, there was not a whole lot to cheer about Tuesday night.  Our side got out-hustled, out-strategized, out-raised, out-marketed.  *Out-EVERYTHINGED.* To satisfy the folks who have been nagging me all morning via text and tweets to offer up my…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Changing the rules at the last minute. Heading to court.

So, we’ve got two different cases of the majority on Jones Street changing the rules governing this year’s elections at the last minute.  Both cases appear to be headed toward becoming COURT CASES. First, we have the state Supreme Court race.  Being too cute by…

Posted in campaign 2018 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

Shu’s very bad, horrible Election Day.

North Carolina has an abundant supply of people calling themselves “political consultants” who really don’t have much of a clue.  Unfortunately, the NCGOP has more than its fair share of that surplus.  I, for one, am incredibly frustrated by quality candidates going down in flames…

Posted in Congress Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

Thilli$$$, Graham-nesty team with Dems to protect Mueller

This cycle, uber-consultant Paul Shumaker’s clients are falling all over themselves touting their support for Donald Trump.  Meanwhile, in Washington, Shumaker client Thom Tilli$$$ (R??-NC)is teaming up with confirmed bachelor Lindsey Graham-nesty (R???????- SC) to provide aid and comfort to Democrats seeking to do what…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Have solar goons shanghaied Lt. Dan?

I’m seeing some things on Twitter that are making me a wee bit uncomfortable.  Here’s one: And HERE is another: Kairos Governmental Affairs and Betsy McCorkle are leading mouthpieces for renewable energy government mandates and government subsidies of solar and wind energy.  The fact that…

Posted in campaign 2018 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Walter Jones

NC-03: Dacey’s own #’s show a loss to Jones AND somebody named UNDECIDED.

There is an interesting strategy being put forth by NCGOPe types this cycle.  Put a lot of bad news out there, and demand MO’ MONEY. We saw Matt Bales with the NC House GOP caucus doing it.   Now here comes Indian casino lobbyist (and GOP…

Posted in campaign 2018 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: Donald,um, who? Trump?(Oh, yeah. He’s good.)

Two of the more interesting races in May will be GOP congressional primaries involving candidates managed by uber-consultant Paul Shumaker.  Shumaker is known for his cookie-cutter approach to campaign management.  And it shows in his guidance of the campaigns of his clients, Robert Pittenger in…

Posted in Congress Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

#ncpol: Thilli$$$ defends BIG SOLAR (but NOT Trump or our southern border)

If you thought the for-sale GOPers in Raleigh were awfully comfy in bed with the solar goons, get a load of what’s going on with our, um, “representation” in DC:  Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Friday defended U.S. installers of rooftop solar panels and made…

Posted in Congress Media NCGOP Politics Walter Jones

#NC-03: Dacey v. Jones

Craven County commissioner Scott Dacey made it official today.    Sources in Raleigh and DC confirm for me that uber-consultants Carter Wrenn and Paul Shumaker have been instrumental in pushing Dacey into the ring with Jones.  Dacey, a career lobbyist with a DC lobbying firm, has…