Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: McCrory, Burr lag in fundraising

North Carolina’s top two Republican incumbents are lagging behind their Democrat challengers in the fundraising department.   Here’s the latest from the Senate race:  Democrat U.S. Senate candidate Deborah Ross narrowly out-raised incumbent Republican Richard Burr during the second quarter, though Burr continues to enjoy…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Meanwhile, Inside the caucus room …

The word I am hearing — from folks inside the joint House-Senate GOP confab with the governor — is about dramatic contrasts.  Gov. McCrory and the House leadership were passionately arguing for changes to HB2.  Senators, on the other hand, sat there coldly, but respectfully,…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

McCrory + House, Senate GOP to huddle Wednesday on HB2

(No word yet if John Hood will be providing the entertainment.) The confab gets together at 11 AM tomorrow.  The sellout bombshell that detonated today will still be causing aftershocks within the GOP caucuses in each chamber.  I am told an awful lot of members…

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PPP: #NCGOV race (still) TIED

I know. I know. We are talking here about the crowd that gave us ‘Deez Nuts.’   According to Public Policy Polling, the race for North Carolina governor is basically right where it was ONE MONTH AGO.  They have McCrory and Cooper each at 41%, while…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

(*Stop me if you’ve heard this one.*) Two empty suits get rolled into a hotel ballroom …

We get a lot of interesting folks who pass through here in lil’ ol’ Pinehurst.  I’ve had the chance to become acquainted with a WWE wrestler / performer who spends some of his downtime here.  (I occasionally bump into him in the local fitness center.)…

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Convicted drug kingpin fills NC political pockets

Robeson County is arguably one of the poorest, most crime-ridden locales in the state.  That’s why it is so strange that some of the biggest political names in North Carolina regularly make tracks there for fundraising. One of the biggest names for political giving in…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Rats abandoning McCrory’s HB2 ship?

Gov. Pat McCrory and the Republican leaders on Jones Street have been fighting the good fight on HB2 lately.  The media and their Democrat enablers have been successful at painting a bill that clarifies the General Assembly’s role as the final word on all government…

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#ncpol: Team Pope protecting Pat about planes?

Civitas and The John Locke Foundation have long billed themselves as non-partisan, conservative watchdogs looking out for the interests of the taxpayer.  They went hard after former Democrat governors Mike Easley and Bev Perdue.  But when it comes to Republican Pat McCrory?  *CRICKETS.* Both organizations…

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Economic development & rallying outside forces to fight North Carolina. (An AG’s work is NEVER DONE.)

Itzhak Perlman?  He ain’t comin.’  And it has Craig Jarvis and Blinkin’ Chris’s special friend Rob Schofield PEEVED.  Since being caught lobbying CEOs to make a fuss over HB2, our lazy, do-nothing, free-loading POS attorney general has decided he needs to change the narrative.  So,…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics Richard Burr Thom Tillis

Leadership. Anyone? Anyone? (Bueller?)

Gov. Pat McCrory is firing back at the US DOJ for their ridiculous demands to drop gender restrictions on bathrooms, locker rooms, and dressing rooms. (Who knows if this would be happening were he not locked in a tough reelection effort.  It would have been…