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#ncgop: Like Hall & Oates sang — ‘She’s Gone.’

She’s gone, she’s gone Oh, why Oh, why I better learn how to face it She’s gone, she’s gone Oh, why Oh, why I’d pay the devil to replace her She’s gone, she’s gone Oh, why What went wrong — Daryl Hall & John Oates…

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#ncgop: search committee formed for ED post. (crickets re: Laster)

Last month, we had quite a hubbub in a closed NCGOP central committee meeting about the decision to hire solar industry lobbyist Kristen Laster as the party’s new finance director.   A 30-day “cooling off” period was proposed, and everyone moved on. Well, here we…

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#ncgop: Kristen Laster, on the job.

The 2015 NCGOP platform calls for repealing the state’s renewable energy mandates.  (Those mandates have led to some serious cronyism and costly subsidies between politicians, solar companies and other alternative energy providers.)  Yet, the staff at NCGOP has hired a top lobbyist for those same…

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State elections board Complaint targets NCGOP’s new finance director

That didn’t take long:  In a letter to the State Board of Elections Chairman, Josh Howard, Civitas President, Francis De Luca asked the Board to investigate the campaign reporting practices of the North Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance (NCCEBA) PAC – Kristin Laster, Treasurer. Click Here  to…

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#NCGOP — Gambling, govt child care, and solar subsidies: Welcome to Kristen’s World

It’s astounding.  The Central Committee of the North Carolina GOP actually struggled with the idea of whether or not to hire someone as chief fundraiser who is IN BED with a whole lot of leftists and leftist groups. Kristen Laster has been an integral part…

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A Republican Rumble

*Gosh.  I can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than sitting through a NCGOP Central Committee meeting.*  (Wait.  Did I just say that out loud?)  Actually, I thought sooooo much of it that I had three pairs of eyes in the…

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in the Money: Solar subsidy lobbyist lands BIG job at NCGOP

Those of us who were hoping for big things following the stunning results of the NCGOP state convention are not exactly doing cartwheels in response to the announced staff changes at NCGOP HQ in Raleigh.  State run media has informed us that Kristen Laster, of…