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#ncga: The Edgar Starnes affair

I’ve been hearing some grumbling about former House majority leader Edgar Starnes’s (R) decision to give up his House seat and skedaddle over to state treasurer Janet Cowell’s (D) team. I didn’t know much about Starnes before he ascended to the leadership. But this video…

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#NCGA: “Hey! Who put this horse head in my bed?”

Well, it appears Robert Brawley’s political career on Jones Street — and his relationship with the NCGOP powers that be — swims with the fishes. ¬†Just like Luca Brasi.¬† He got censured by his Republican colleagues today. What did Brawley do to deserve this? Did…

Posted in campaign 2014 NC legislature Politics

Raleigh GOP establishment flexing muscle in Davidson County

We’ve said quite a bit about the hubbub in Davidson County over the appointment of Republican Roger Younts to finish out the unexpired term of long-time legislator Jerry Dockham, who got appointed to the state Utilities Commission by Gov. Pat McCrory. Younts was seated in…