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NCGOP’s Short Memory Caucus

  Mark Martin, the Republican chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, recently announced he was bailing out of that particular sinking ship to take a lucrative opportunity at a Virginia law school.  That left Democrat governor Roy Cooper with the opportunity to name…

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NCGOP: One flaming-hot MESS

The NCGOP hierarchy had meetings this weekend.  Here’s SOME of what we learned: Party chairman Robin Hayes pretty much told the party’s Personnel Committee to pound sand.   Hayes informed party leaders that he had ram-rodded contract extensions and “bonuses” for executive director Dallas Woodhouse…

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“Renee Ellmers for North Carolina”? (*Ewwwww!*)

  This campaign consultant is circulating the following: This info sure doesn’t come up on our Facebook searches.  (*Of course, we might be blocked.  We’re well-known fans of this particular she-devil.*)  We broke the story a while back about some consultants trying to get her…

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Retired Raleigh financier eyeing primary challenge to US senator Thom Tilli$$$?

  THAT is the word on the street.   Garland Tucker III is the retired CEO of Raleigh’s Triangle Capital Corporation.   He’s a Harvard Business School grad and a senior fellow at The John Locke Foundation and board member at Civitas.  Tucker is an author whose…

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#ncpol: ONE MORE GOPer looking at LtGov?

We’ve got four potentials out there on the GOP side, and it appears that a  New Bern restauranteur and minor-league baseball team owner may make it a quintet.  Buddy Bengel,  owner of Bengel Hospitality and The Morehead City Marlins, is reported to be feeling out…

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#ncpol: LtGov GOP field for 2020 already getting crowded

It’s the worst kept secret in Raleigh that Dan Forest is leaving the lieutenant governor post to run for governor in 2020.  A gaggle of Republicans is out there already positioning themselves to replace him. We’ve already told you about NC Rep. Mark Brody (R-Union)…

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NC-03: A few questions for Phil Law

Walter Jones is just a few month into his final term in office.  A lot of names are being bandied about as candidates to replace him in 2020 — 2018 opponent Scott Dacey.  NCGOP vice-chairman Michele Nix, NC Rep. Phil Shepard, NC Rep. Mike Speciale,…

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Lefties PRAYING for Tillis or McCrory 2020 gubernatorial run

If you pay close enough attention  to  liberals, they will actually give you clues as to what they’re really up to.  Take this recent poll from  that leftist clown car known as Public Policy Polling. They’re showing Pat McCrory (41% to 45% for Cooper) and…

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TWO NCGOPers “exploring” a run for LtGov

With Dan Forest clearly looking to move up in the political world in 2020, there is going to be at least one sure-fire job opening in Raleigh.  A slew of Democrats have already started putting out feelers.  But at least TWO Republicans — both with…

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#ncga: Asheville-area senator tosses her hat in ring for Lt.Gov in 2020

One of the more outspokenly liberal voices on Jones Street will be trying to fill Dan Forest’s chair after he vacates it to run for governor. Here’s state senator Terry Van Duyn (D-Buncombe) making the announcement on Twitter today:   (Here’s the link to the…