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#ncga: RICHARD MORGAN (Yes, HIM) endorses Speaker Moore.

I worked hard to put this man in retirement.  I am one of many of his long-time, long-suffering now former constituents.  I had hoped he would just go away and be quiet.  But, no.  With the kerfluffle between speaker Moore and Rep. Burr, The Mouth…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media NC legislature Politics Thom Tillis

Tillis in 2006: Rhodes call for Morgan resignation a BAD IDEA

The 2002 power-sharing deal in the North Carolina House between Democrat Jim Black and Republican Richard Morgan was one of the most divisive, acrimonious periods in the state’s political history.  Then-Mecklenburg County legislator John Rhodes (R) was making waves (and news) as the leading critic…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Politics Thom Tillis

#NCSEN: Scheduling an ad buy vs. PAYING for it

I had a rather enlightening phone call with a friend who pulls down a hefty paycheck for his behind-the-scenes work in federal-level election campaigns.  (To my knowledge, he is not involved in any of North Carolina’s campaigns this year.)  He — like so much of…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

#NCSEN: The fat man is singing! (Richard Morgan thells on Thom.)

Moore County’s Richard Morgan has evolved into one of the most polarizing figures ever in North Carolina politics.  Amazingly, during his time in the NC General Assembly, he was able to earn an equal amount of emnity from conservatives AND liberals. Morgan’s last few terms…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Moore County NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

#NCSEN: Roadkill & Richard, WHO ??????

    State House Speaker — and US Senate candidate — Thom Tillis has been quite talkative lately via email. He’s tackled taxes and immigration, and has now moved on to the topic of Richard Morgan & Jim Black: First, “Ivan” is Ivan Mothershead, who…

Posted in Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics Republicans Thom Tillis

The NC House: Seems like Old Times

    Neil Simon had a pretty successful movie in the 70s by that name.   It’s too bad we’re not talking about a comedy classic here.  Deals being cut behind the scenes.  Promising legislators one thing, then pulling the rug out from under them.  Using…

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The Morgan-Black clique rides again in Raleigh?

          The dictation pool in the McClatchy newsroom has regurgitated a press release talking about a new “House Republican group”: A group formed by the N.C. House Republican caucus has begun airing TV ads encouraging Tar Heel citizens to take an…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Morgan vs. Causey: A Tale of Two campaign finance reports

        The North Carolina Insurance Law blog does a great job of giving us the story behind the numbers in the GOP runoff for NC commissioner of insurance: The May 8 primary pitting Republican candidates Richard Morgan, Mike Causey, and James McCall…

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Facebook: the new battleground for GOP nod in Insurance Commissioner race

  I know it’s tough to evaluate candidates for down-ballot races.  Sure, it’s pretty easy to separate the wheat from the chaff in the governor and presidential fields.  But when you get down to the judicial races and the council of state races, what is…

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Eastern NC Tea Partiers hunting RINOs, slapping Morgan & NCGOP

        Over on The Outer Banks, we’ve got YET another case of NCGOP trying to force one of their handpicked cronies down the throats of voters.  Truth or Dare, a conservative blog based in The Outer Banks, has the details on a…