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#ncga: GOP celebs picking sides in House district 87 GOP primary

We’ve already reported on speaker Tim Moore and his entourage pitching in to help the reelection bid of appointed legislator George Robinson in Caldwell County.  (The ACU has ranked Robinson as the second-most liberal Republican in the House.)  Well, it looks like some other political…

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#ncga: Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood

Edgar Starnes had been representing this Caldwell County-centered district until just after the 2014 elections.  The former Republican House majority leader got a sweet job with the state and QUIT just after being reelected by his friends and neighbors. Local party leaders huddled to figure…

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#ncga: Meddling in primaries. (Again. *SIGH*)

Remember when that sketchy affiliated committee stuff got rammed through the General Assembly?  All the, um, “honorables” pinky-swore that they would not be used in primaries for the General Assembly. Each of the major parties has rules about party officials getting involved in primary races….