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#ncga: The brave new world of the House GOP (A rightward shift?)

A rightward shift.  That’s how two sources – who both had votes in today’s leadership vote — described the final results to me.  You can read and watch the accounts by drive-bys, but it’s always interesting to hear the inside story from people who know…

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NCGOP leadership races 2013: AND THEN there were four ….

          The race for NCGOP vice-chairman got a little more crowded this week.  Joyce Krawiec of Forsythe County announced on Facebook her intention to seek the #2 post in the state Republican Party: Friends, I wanted to let you know, that…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Paul Stam Politics Thom Tillis

Thoughts on the NC House GOP leadership skirmish

State House Republicans are meeting today to decide who will lead them through the next legislative session in Raleigh.  A lot of the current leadership is running again, while a few challengers have jumped in. The GOP added nine seats to their majority in the…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NC legislature NCGOP Paul Stam Politics Thom Tillis

Thom Tillis? DONE. Skip Stam? DONE. (Any questions?)

          I button-holed a Republican legislator recently to try and get some of the inside skinny on the happenings on Jones Street.  This House member told me that his caucus’s polling shows a strong likelihood of a continued GOP majority in…