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Twelve years in Raleigh, and THIS is what we get?

      It’s pretty clear, if you venture out into the hinterlands of Moore County,  that state Rep.  Jamie Boles (R) is in a tough fight for renomination to another term in the General Assembly.  Retiring Southern Pines police chief Bob Temme has thrown…

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#ncga: Is primary challenge to Boles being powered by the Po-Po?

    It’s not clear whether we’re talking about a small minority of Moore County law enforcement officers  or a significant chunk.  But it is pretty clear that some active and retired lawmen in the county are awfully excited about Southern Pines police chief Bob…

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#ncga: Top cop targets Jamie Boles

    State Rep. Jamie  Boles may soon be seeing blue lights in his rearview mirror:   In a letter published to the members of the Moore County Law Enforcement Officers Association Thursday, the current President Bob Temme announced he is pursuing election to the…

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#ncga: Does Jamie Boles REALLY deserve Lowell Simon?

  Moore’s Republican legislator, like our president, is  being forced to deal with loons from the other party screaming nonsense at him.     I have to admit — Jamie Boles is a nice guy, but very frustrating.  He could afford to be more conservative…

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Moore County commissioners lash out at county’s state legislators

  It’s been rare to see something like this in collegial, get-along  Republican Moore County.  But here it is, in a prepared statement from Moore County government: Senator Tom McInnis and Representatives Jamie Boles and Allen McNeill did not inform the Moore County Board of…

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#ncga: In HD-52, Simon (D) outrai$ed Boles (R) in low-budget Q2 tussle

They appear to really be pinching pennies in this Moore County-based district.      Republican incumbent Jamie Boles has been representing this district since 2008.  He’s had no significant challenges from Democrats, but has had two serious Republican primary challengers. His last primary challenger, Aberdeen…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Monkey Business Report: Truth in campaign advertising edition

The Lexo-McInnis NC Senate primary race has been a wild and woolly one thus far.  The primary race down here between state Rep. Jamie Boles and challenger Ken Byrd is starting to heat up. We all got treated to a mailer this week from Boles…

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#ncga: In 2018, Byrd just MIGHT be THE WORD

Moore County’s Jamie Boles has had it relatively easy in his decade in Raleigh.  The Republican, representing state House district 52, easily knocked off a troubled incumbent in a crowded 2008 primary.  Between 2008 and 2016, the legislator and well-liked, well-respected funeral home owner got…

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#ncga: A GOPer & Dem to take on Moore’s Boles

For a Republican elected official in rock-ribbed Republican Moore County, a Democrat opponent is (1) a rarity, and (2) usually little more than an annoyance, like a fly buzzing around one’s face.  But a Republican primary challenger CAN be a different story. State Rep. Joe…

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Popping the “Blue Monday” bubble

  Well, the state Democrat Party has rolled out more challengers for incumbent Jones Street Republicans.  One that threw me for a loop was Lowell Simon of Moore County challenging Jamie Boles. If you read up on Simon, he sounds like quite an impressive fellow. …