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Monkey Business Report: Truth in campaign advertising edition

The Lexo-McInnis NC Senate primary race has been a wild and woolly one thus far.  The primary race down here between state Rep. Jamie Boles and challenger Ken Byrd is starting to heat up. We all got treated to a mailer this week from Boles…

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#ncga: Raleigh special interests betting BIG on McInnis

They’ve backed driver licenses for illegals, tax increases, corporate welfare giveaways, the repeal of HB2, and Common Core.  Now, The NC Chamber is giving its blessing and endorsement to the renomination and reelection of state senator Tom McInnis (R-Richmond).   McInnis is locked in a…

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#ncga: Great moments in staged photography

Here is a shot of the mailer the GOP state senate caucus’s “affiliated committee” sent out to voters in Moore County:   Notice anything unusual in the main photo?  Senator McInnis is wearing a hard hat.  The guys (and gals) who actually work at the…

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#ncga: In 2018, Byrd just MIGHT be THE WORD

Moore County’s Jamie Boles has had it relatively easy in his decade in Raleigh.  The Republican, representing state House district 52, easily knocked off a troubled incumbent in a crowded 2008 primary.  Between 2008 and 2016, the legislator and well-liked, well-respected funeral home owner got…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics

PROBATION for FATAL hit-and-run ???

Face it folks.  Our legal system is little more than lawyers scratching each other’s backs.  They’re all buddies in the local bar.  They get each other elected to the legislature.  They get each other appointed to the bench. And the prosecutors and defense attorneys are…

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#ncga: *Tap! Tap!* Is this mike on? (*Crickets*)

Well, the George Little political organization hosted a fundraiser for state senator Tom McInnis here in Moore County last night.  How did it go?  Check out this pic from one of our moles and see for yourself: Yep.  That is the senator himself speaking at…

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#ncga: Senate dist. 25 GOP primary could set off touchy “family feud”

North Carolina Senate District 25 now includes Moore, Scotland, Anson and Richmond Counties.  It has an incumbent, Republican Tom McInnis of Richmond County.  McInnis has filed for reelection and, for the first time, will be seeking votes in Moore. Moore County GOP mover-and-shaker George Little…

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Popping the “Blue Monday” bubble

  Well, the state Democrat Party has rolled out more challengers for incumbent Jones Street Republicans.  One that threw me for a loop was Lowell Simon of Moore County challenging Jamie Boles. If you read up on Simon, he sounds like quite an impressive fellow. …

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Campaign 2017: Moore County

Election Day will be here before we know it.  There are some important decisions to be made at the ballot box on November 7.  Here’s our two cents on some of them: Southern Pines:  On October 7, voters cut the field down from five to…

Posted in Media Moore County Politics

Strange bedfellows in Moore sheriff’s race

Moore County sheriff Neil Godfrey has — to most reasonable observers — done a pretty good job running the department.  A career lawman who rose through the ranks of the SBI, Godfrey was recruited to the sheriff’s office to serve as then-sheriff Lane Carter’s second-in-command. …