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#ncpol #ncga: Filing for reelection while the subject of a criminal probe. (Classy.)

Yessirree. The King RINO himself — state senator Fletcher Hartsell — has filed for reelection.  When we last heard from ol’ Fletch, it was June and he was getting himself RE-ferred to a prosecutor by the state board of elections.   Outgoing state board chairman…

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Monkey Business Update: The plot thickens in Cabarrus?

Apparently, Charles Jeter (see comments at end of previous post) was not the only Republican legislator caught off guard by the local bill that simultaneously disarmed the Monroe city manager and the executive committee of the Cabarrus County GOP.   I’ve heard from three different…

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Monkey Business Update: Fletcher Hartsell & Cabarrus County

Can’t get your political shenanigans approved by being open, up front, and following the process?  Go the sneaky route.  That’s what has apparently happened on Jones Street regarding The Fletcher Hartsell clique’s efforts to stick it to the Tea Party in Cabarrus County. The Tea…

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The Monkey Business Report: Cabarrus County edition

Once again, we’re talking about state Senator Fletcher Hartsell (RINO-Cabarrus) being found in the middle of something that — by all appearances — looks really, really sneaky. In Cabarrus County, there is a bloody civil war within the local Republican Party between grassroots, Tea Party…

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NCGOP: Meddling in primaries? Who? Us?

Under the previous regime at NCGOP, we got complaints galore about meddling in Republican primaries by party staff.  The accusations even touched the then-party vice chairman.  We were promised things were going to be different with this new group.  Yet, we get articles like THIS where…

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Tea Party stirring things up in Cabarrus County

This county — just outside Charlotte — made news recently when its local GOP organization denounced two Republican candidates running in the May primaries as not being ”true Republicans.”    Leigh Brown, a primary challenger to state Rep. Larry Pittman, once planned an independent election…

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A Bad Hair Day for Rep. Pittman?

Lady Liberty has done a bang-up job introducing us to the wannabe “hair apparent” to conservative state Rep. Larry Pittman (R-Cabarrus). Conspiracy-minded folks might see the announcement of a primary challenge against Pittman by Harrisburg realtor Leigh Brown as a form of payback by establishment…

Posted in Economy Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

Is the heavy hand of Thom Tillis reaching into Cabarrus County politics?

      Think back to 2006 with me.  We had a conservative firebrand GOP legislator, representing a district near Charlotte,  who was making headlines by criticizing the leadership of the state House  (at the time, Democrat Jim Black and “Republican” Richard Morgan).  Those leaders,…