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Monkey Business Report: Trump Endorsements

The Donald got on the phone for Renee Ellmers in the 2nd district.  Now, it appears that at least Charlotte-area politicians want in on some of that action. But, there is a problem:  Charlotte Republican Robert Pittenger bungled questions around two high-profile endorsements Monday, one…

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#ncpol NC-09: Mama knows best?

Sue Myrick has had a long, distinguished political career. She’s been mayor of Charlotte.  She’s served the Charlotte area in Congress.  Her son, Dan Forest, got himself elected Lt. Governor of North Carolina in 2012 — making mama very proud, we’re sure. Now out of…

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#ncpol NC-09: Theam Thillis ripping Pittenger, but giving Thom a PASS on the same offenses.

I’ve long believed that George Rouco’s primary challenge to ethically-challenged, FBI and IRS-scrutinized Robert Pittenger was the Charlotte political  Mafia’s not-so-subtle way of telling ol’ Bob to get off the stage.   Apparently, Big Bob couldn’t take the hint. Well, the primary race in the…

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#NC-09: Primary challenge or a HINT from the establishment?

A guy named George Rouco is turning heads and being heralded as a “primary challenger” to incumbent Charlotte-area congressman Robert Pittenger (R).  But my sources in that part of the state tell me that Rouco is (1) a guy Pittenger’s cronies were grooming to succeed…