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Calling the Guv’s bluff: LIVE from Raleigh — It’s The Council of State.

    Most people don’t know much about The Council of State.  It is a state government body composed of all of the state officials who are elected statewide —  governor, lt. governor, auditor, attorney general, secretary of state, DPI superintendent, treasurer, and the commissioners…

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Campaign polling ???????

    Yes, indeed.  Perhaps it’s time to interrupt the wall-to-wall COVID talk to remind ourselves there is a pretty big election coming up in a few months.  Cardinal Point Analytics of Raleigh conducted some phone polling of likely North Carolina voters between July 13…

Posted in campaign 2020 Media Moore County Pinehurst Politics

Hey, Roy. We’re having a parade.

    While most of the state is quivering and laying awake at night worrying about the consequences of violating one of Gov. Doofus’s executive orders,  most people in Moore County are having NONE of that. Sheriff Ronnie Fields has already shrugged off most of…

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Tillis 2020 re-elect campaign lifts strategy from failed 2017 VA GOP governor effort

    Hey, if you’re going to copy someone,  make sure it’s someone who suffered the worst beat-down in the state’s political history:   Sen. Thom Tillis’ (R-NC) campaign spokesman acknowledged on Friday that he had copied large portions of a general election strategy memo…

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Vultures already circling Richard Burr? (TIMMY for Senate ???)

    Things are looking rough for US senator Richard Burr.  The FBI is paying a lot of attention to him.  (They have his iPhone, as well.). He’s lost his committee chairmanship.     If, for some reason, Richard Burr were to leave office early…

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Forest sees potential monkey business in state elections board request

    Lt.  Gov Dan Forest sounded the alarm today.  And the way he tells it, things don’t sound good:   “Tomorrow, the Democrat-controlled State Board of Elections will ask the Rules Review Commission for unprecedented power to alter election rules to their benefit. If approved, these measures would let…

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Elected statewide leaders criticize Cooper’s handling of COVID-19 lockdown

    The Council of State is composed of the ten popularly elected executive branch leaders in North Carolina state government.  The group includes:  the governor,  lieutenant governor,  attorney general, auditor,  treasurer,  secretary of state,  labor commissioner,  agriculture commissioner,  insurance commissioner,  and superintendent of public…

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Different driveby boss, same driveby bias

      While at The N&O, AndyPaul Specht dazzled  us with reporting that made Darren Jackson and Wayne Goodwin jump up and down and clap like jayvee cheerleaders.  Now, he’s graduated to the big leagues — that’s right, WRAL-TV.  The nerve center of the…

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Folwell spearheads effort to combat coronavirus in state corrections system

    The state treasurer’s office and the state health plan have teamed up to provide some much needed help in combating the coronavirus:   State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell, CPA, and State Health Plan (Plan) Director Dee Jones announced today that they have secured…

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ReOpen NC gains a powerful new ally

        Raleigh-based CaptiveAire CEO Bob Luddy is not mincing words in his open letter to Governor Roy Cooper: An urgent appeal to North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper:   For every COVID-19 case in North Carolina (4,500 estimated), 125 people have lost their…