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Senate 2014: Has Burr signed on to Theam Tillis?

  Boy, this establishment crowd is starting to make us look quite  prescient. Speaker senator (spenator?) Thom Tillis has hired consultant Paul Shumaker to run his campaign for the 2014 GOP nomination for US senator.  Shumaker is the top strategist for US Senator Richard Burr…

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Legislative business? Forget that. I’ve got a Senate campaign to run!

  It looks like my prediction that running for the US Senate would shove leadership of the state House into a distant second place is panning out. House Speaker Thom Tillis spent Wednesday running around DC politicking, while his legislative colleagues remained in Raleigh to…

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DC’s GOP Powers-That-Be examining ALL options in NC’s 2014 US Senate race

      It’s been the conventional wisdom that State House Speaker Thom Tillis was national Republicans’ odds-on favorite to take on incumbent Democrat US Senator Kay Hagan in November 2014.  A report by National Journal suggests otherwise: The National Republican Senatorial Committee was in…

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The Morgan-Black clique rides again in Raleigh?

          The dictation pool in the McClatchy newsroom has regurgitated a press release talking about a new “House Republican group”: A group formed by the N.C. House Republican caucus has begun airing TV ads encouraging Tar Heel citizens to take an…

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Morgan ally seeking Wake County NC Senate seat

Senator Richard Stevens (R)  of Cary announced his retirement today, and a candidate with close ties to former state Rep. David Miner and SpeakerrrrrRichardMorgan™ has announced her intention to seek the GOP nomination for Stevens’ seat.   Tamara Barringer, a Cary attorney and adjunct professor…

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And the beatdown goes on ….

(No that’s not me misquoting some famous song lyrics by The Whispers. Or was it Sonny & Cher ?) We’re talking about the action today at the legislative building in Raleigh.  The legislature convincingly overrode THREE more of Madame Governor’s vetoes. We here at the…