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If drag queens can tell stories, I guess it’s OK for Speaker Timmy.

    There are indications that Raleigh Republicans are getting a little nervous about the possibility of holding the state House seat vacated by now-congressman Greg Murphy and currently held by appointee Perrin Jones.  (A significant chunk of the district is Greenville and Pitt County.)….

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The House Majority Leader has a new job. (um, thanks, Timmy?)

    Business NC has all the details:   Rep. John Bell, R-Wayne, the majority leader of the N.C. House of Representatives, has joined Rise Capital, a private equity business formed over the last year by Greenville businessman Harry Smith. Rise Capital now controls four…

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Former Dem candidate now aiding Harnett Republican campaign

    Joe Langley really wanted to go to Raleigh.  He tried, as a Democrat, to knock off now-former state senator Ron Rabin(R) in 2014.  In 2012,  he tried, as a Democrat,  to knock off state Rep. David Lewis(R).   In 2020,  it appears that…

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    I knew something didn’t smell right with that whole ” resigning to spend. more time with my family” spiel state Rep. David Lewis (R-Harnett) gave us at the time of his “retirement” announcement.      Today, we learned that the House Rules Committee…

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Harnett GOP throws curveball in replacing David Lewis

      He was chairman of the county board of commissioners.  He lost his March primary.  Why not send Howard Penny to Raleigh?   That’s what Harnett Republican leaders did the other night.   Long-time legislator David Lewis shocked the political world with a…

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Curiouser and curiouser: The fight to replace David Lewis

    Conservatives in Harnett County got some apparent good news when they heard local party chairman Maggie Sandrock was going to toss her hat in the ring to replace Lewis — the second ranking Republican in the NC House and consigliere to Speaker Timmy….

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He’s outta here!

    State Rep. David Lewis, arguably the second most powerful member of his chamber,  has announced his “retirement” from the North Carolina House:   On Friday, Representative David R. Lewis (R-Harnett) announced that he will be withdrawing his name from the November General Election…

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Developers seeking to build solar schools in NC target of SC lawsuit

    A group of folks from North Carolina, who have been lobbying the General Assembly for a few years now to lease privately-owned school buildings (which may, um, *coincidentally* have solar panels on them) to local governments,  is now finding themselves in some legal…

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#ncga: Senate Dems’ #MeToo moment?

    We’ve told you wild stories about the goings-on in the GOP caucus room.   Now it appears things get just as rowdy on the other side of the aisle.   Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh are just two examples of GOP nominees who…

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#ncga: House GOP aiding-and-abetting Dem vote-by-mail scheme

      This will be one more example state Republicans can reflect on when they find themselves in the General Assembly’s minority after November.  Democrats and all kinds of liberal special interests have been hollering for more voting-by-mail, and it appears House Republicans are…