Posted in campaign 2014 Media NC legislature Politics

Sizing up the Post-Thom era on Jones Street

Now that it’s clear that Mr. Big Boy Pants is headed to DC, it’s time to start sizing up the battle to fill the leadership void at the top of the state House food chain. State Rep. Justin Burr has just thrown his hat into…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

#NCGA: GOP caucus sources say list of serious contenders for next House speaker down to THREE

I had the chance this week to check in with three of my better moles within the House GOP caucus on Jones Street.  (Thanks to the culture of intimidation that dominates the legislative building, I am honoring their requests for anonymity.)  All three told me…