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A post-mortem on Tuesday. (Look, Ma. We’re goin’ backwards.)

For Republicans and conservatives across North Carolina, there was not a whole lot to cheer about Tuesday night.  Our side got out-hustled, out-strategized, out-raised, out-marketed.  *Out-EVERYTHINGED.* To satisfy the folks who have been nagging me all morning via text and tweets to offer up my…

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#ncga: The (NC House) $$$ chase thus far …

Whoever has the most money is not always the best indicator of who will come out on top when the smoke clears at the end of election day. Factors like name ID, various local issues, and the proportion of local vs. outside contributions also make…

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Key figure in Easley scandals cuts big check to NC Senate GOPers

A name that popped up a lot amid reporting on scandals surrounding then-governor Mike Easley is now popping up on a state Republican campaign report. There was the issue of NC State University hiring then-First Lady Mary Easley.  And there were the on-the-down-low airplane flights…

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Commercial fishing group OPPOSES hunting / fishing amendment

A group you’d THINK would be very excited about a “freedom to hunt and fish” amendment to the state constitution is showing they are less than thrilled. Here is an email sent to the members of North Carolina Watermen United by their leadership: From:Melba Milak…

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Poll-working can (apparently) be hazardous to your health.

That’s what it looks like down in, of all places, Robeson County: The former chief judge at the early voting site in Fairmont says he was told he was transferred to another polling place for his own safety. Wesley Clark said Thursday he was told…

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#ncga: Jeff Tarte, down with The Struggle.

We came across a recent episode of a Facebook podcast called “The Millennial Voice.”  It featured state senator Jeff Tarte answering rather vapid questions from a rather bright-eyed, bushy-tailed millennial Charlottean. I had to pause the video and perform multiple eye-rolls and face-palms in response…

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Radical left keeps on raging against history

They can’t sell the Democrat platform to anyone living outside Durham, Wake, Orange, or Buncombe counties.  So, they’re left with whipping up racial animosity and attacking people who’ve been dead for 100 years. (Oh, and trashing the good ol’ American “okay” sign.) Lefties have cheered…

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#ncga: Lucky to hold on.

I had the opportunity to connect this past weekend with some political players who have been very influential in recent years regarding cash and strategy for North Carolina General Assembly campaigns.  Their overall message? House Republicans are not battling to hold a super-majority.  They’re fighting…

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#ncpol: The Amendments

There’s been quite a hullaballoo about the six proposed constitutional amendments on the November ballot. Hysterical ads attacking the amendments are popping up all over TV and radio like weeds. We’ve taken a cursory look at them.  Some seem pretty important.  Some, NOT SO.  Here’s…

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#ncga: Both sides claiming lead for Tarte’s Meck senate seat

You know what polls are like.  Everyone’s got one: […Senator Jeff]Tarte’s campaign this week is touting the results of a recent poll that shows him with a 46-43 percent lead. That’s within the 5.7 percent margin of error, but it’s an improvement from previous polls….