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NCGOP chairman runner-up gets appointed to District Court by McCrory

Some people get cheese products or over-the-counter pain medicine as consolation prizes.   Come in second in the race for NCGOP state chairman?  You win A NEW JOB: Governor Pat McCrory has selected Craig Collins of Gastonia to fill a district court vacancy in Gaston…

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#ncgop traveling circus rolls into Lee County

The Lee County Republican Men’s Club held a forum Tuesday featuring the three campaigns for NCGOP chairman. AJ Daoud and Hasan Harnett showed up to address the group.  Establishment favorite Craig Collins had someone named “Valarie” stand in for him.  (After watching the linked video,…

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#ncgop: Holy mo-lee. Now, Tom Fetzer’s on the phone.

It’s amazing how many politicos we’ve all heard of are emphatically endorsing someone most of us have never heard of as the best possible choice for NCGOP chairman. Now, it appears long-time poltical operative, former NCGOP chairman, former campaign consultant, and current lobbyist Tom Fetzer…

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#ncgop: Claude Pope endorses Collins in chairman race

The outgoing state party chairman has joined the rest of the elected and unelected party establishment in endorsing 10th congressional district GOP chairman Craig Collins to be the next state party chairman. THAT robo-call came out shortly after a slick glossy mailer (referred to affectionately…

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#ncgop: NC’s RNC rep campaigning for chairman candidate Collins

Some months back, NCGOP establishment types issued a proclamation that current party chairman Claude Pope is out and that SOMEBODY named Craig Collins would be IN.    Since then, the coronation appears to have hit a pothole or two.  Collins’s ticket-mate, current vice-chairman Carolyn Justice, bowed…

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#ncgop: Pope OUT, MCHenry ally IN?

Sources tell me that members of the NCGOP Executive Committee were informed via email this morning that current state party chairman Claude Pope will not be seeking another term in office. Over the weekend, a release came out touting 10th Congressional District GOP chairman Craig…