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#ncga SD-1 endorsers: Top conservative blesses Twiddy. Steinburg gets — a DEMOCRAT?

Well, one of the wildest, craziest, meanest primary fights in the state is mercifully coming to a close.  Endorsements are starting to come in. Senator Bill Cook (R), the retiring incumbent in the district, has cut an ad for Clark Twiddy that both praises Twiddy…

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#ncga: Twiddy jumps in coastal senate race

Dare County businessman Clark Twiddy is making it official: He is IN the District 1 state Senate race to win. Sources close to Twiddy say that he changed his focus from the 2018 lieutenant governor’s race to the state Senate in response to pleas from…

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#ncga: Cook retirement sparking a coastal GOP battle royale?

Popular state senator Bill Cook (R-Beaufort) confirmed to the drivebys what we all knew to be inevitable.  Redistricting put him into a very Democrat district already represented by a Democrat incumbent.  He could have slugged it out in a quixotic manner, but he decided to…

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Mr. Twiddy Goes to Raleigh (in 2020?)

It’s the worst kept secret in the world that Lt. Governor Dan Forest is seeking to evict Roy Cooper from that big house on Raleigh’s Blount Street in 2020. That means Lt. Dan’s current job will be open in 2020.  It appears that Outer Banks…