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Aaaaand NOW: A word from Dallas’s Grandpa …

The last time we saw him publicly, he was openly encouraging people to violate campaign finance law.  He’s been locked away since then, but someone felt obligated to let him out in the wake of Tuesday’s debacle to record a message to the NCGOP troops….

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#ncpol: Like grandpa, like grandson.

If you’ve ever wondered HOW Dallas Woodhouse comes up with some of the things he says and does, look no further than his grandfather, NCGOP chairman Robin Hayes: The chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party faces criticism for comments he made at a recent…

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The RNC and Grandpa, sittin’ in a tree …

Dallas’s grandpa recently got some love from DC GOPe HQ: The Republican National Committee (RNC) announced Robin Hayes will serve as Chairman of the State Chairmen, and RNC Co-Chair Bob Paduchik will serve as Chairman for the Presidential Nominating Process Committee. Chairman of the chairmen? …

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The, um, “secret” behind Robin Hayes’s fundraising, um, “success”

Back during the coup to oust Hasan Harnett, the NCGOPe coup plotters kept claiming the party couldn’t raise any money during Harnett’s nine months in office.  Well, we ran a comparison showing that the party under Harnett was more prolific in the fundraising department than…

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#NCGOP: Can’t shut them up? (Then BAN them.)

For a crew that likes to brag about growing the Republican Party, Dallas Woodhouse and his Gramps sure are spending an inordinate amount of time sending threatening lawyer letters to Republican activists: Hmmm.  Is the race to reelect Gramps as state chairman going so poorly…

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Rubio for President co-chairman Robin Hayes takes credit for Trump’s NC success

That’s right.  Just a few months before being installed via coup as NCGOP state chairman, Robin Hayes was appointed North Carolina co-chairman of the Marco Rubio for President campaign.   Now, just days before delegates choose between Hayes and challenger Jim Womack, the state GOP…

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TALKING is Hard.

The more I see Robin Hayes in action, the more I understand why his mush-mouthed grandson is out front and on-camera speaking for the party so often.    Hayes’s public appearances are marked more and more often with outlandish behavior — scowling, threats, insults, stomping off-stage…

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Robin Hayes: “Mebbe it IS my fault.”

There sure is a lot of blame being passed around.  A lot of finger-pointing. Two weeks ago, during a speech in Raleigh, NCGOP chairman Robin Hayes said Pat McCrory’s loss in the gubernatorial race was ALL THE FAULT of McCrory and his people.  (And NOT…

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Robin Hayes: “It ain’t MY fault.”

It was just 2012 in Tampa when then-NCGOP chairman Robin Hayes was caught on camera brow-beating his state’s delegates in a manner that surely had Lyndon Baines Johnson looking up from the hottest regions of hell and beaming with pride. Fast forward to 2017.  Hayes…

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Is the NCGOP paying for Robin Hayes’s “private” plane?

At first glance, the answer would appear to be an emphatic “YES.” To find stuff like this, you have to really dig into the byzantine flings submitted to the Federal Elections Commission by NCGOP headquarters. Let’s start with an entry on December 13, 2016.  Payment…