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#NCGA Insider: Record of aid and comfort to Paul Tine from Team Tillis, NCGOP

I got a call yesterday from someone — very familiar with the inner workings of the state House Republican Caucus — who had just read my item on Democrat Paul Tine’s departure from the Democrat Caucus.   This source was very much in agreement with my…

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Outer Banks Tea Partier Mattie Lawson makes field for NCGOP chairman race a threesome

          A woman who has a proven record of going nose-to-nose with the Raleigh establishment (and winning) is throwing her hat in the ring for chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party.  Mattie Lawson, a respected Tea Party leader from Eastern…

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The plot thickens in NC House District 6 race?

The race for an open Outer Banks legislative seat has had more twists and turns and intrigue  than your typical daytime soap opera. The May GOP primary race featured three candidates:  Mattie Lawson, a local Tea Party leader; Jeremy Adams, a favorite of the local…

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Outer Banks Tea Party fight with NCGOP establishment heating up

          The epicenter of the fight between the conservative grassroots and the Raleigh establishment is in The Outer Banks’ House District 6.  A July 17 GOP runoff features the top finisher, a Tea Party favorite, vs. the #2 finisher — a…