Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics

The enigmatic Mr. Royal

    The media is dismissing Steve Royal, the GOP nominee for state treasurer, as an also-ran — an after-thought.  Royal has raised very little money and has been so low-key that an awful lot of politicos (even those in his own party) have a…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics

Drip — Drip — Drip: Details slowly leaking out on Cowell, Bowles and Facebook

          John Frank and The N&O have decided to finally start sniffing around about Janet Cowell’s Facebook gambit with state employee retirement funds: State Treasurer Janet Cowell is coming under fire from state employees and retirees who are raising questions about…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Politics

Facebook’s woes may blow back on NC treasurer, become election issue

          State Treasurer has typically been one of those races that stays below the political radar.  Everyone seems to focus all of their attention on more glamorous presidential, congressional and gubernatorial races.  But the hubbub over Facebook’s fiscal  faceplant following the…