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Tillis: Being ‘Too Conservative’ is HARD.

  You wonder how some people have the gall to claim  what they claim.  Political uber-consultant Paul Shumaker has this template for his clients where they try to hide their ‘Screw Trump’ track record with a bunch of ‘I LOVE DJT’ babbling.  It didn’t work…

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Family Values crowd spooked by Tillis

  The North Carolina Values Coalition, arguably the largest and most powerful  social conservative lobby in the state,  is expressing their concerns about our junior US senator in a recent email blast to supporters:   […] After passage of the so-called “Equality Act” by the…

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#ncpol: ‘Gone Boy ‘. (And off to the Tillis campaign ???)

  The moles are chattering away again. They’re telling us that Dallas Woodhouse was escorted out of NCGOP HQ — on the orders of new party chairman Michael Whatley — prior to the expiration of his contract.       Sources tell us passwords were…

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Tillis and that rating from

  Ninety-three percent! Ninety-five percent!  The Tillis campaign  eagerly throws those numbers out as a way of “proving” how conservative their man is.     Those figures actually come from a site called, which was once owned by The  NY Times but is now…

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#ncpol: Walker backs out of US Senate run (for the second time now, I think)

  The fracas at the House Republican Caucus meeting kind of hinted that this was coming.  The Club For Growth was pushing hard for him,  but ‘Public Official A’ had to put his foot down and say NO.   (Rumors of  a Walker Senate run…

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Thomas Milhaus Tillis?

  We all remember that Richard Milhaus  Nixon — on his way out the door — had a hell of a reputation for dirty tricks and skullduggery. He operated quite a bit like a James Bond villain.     Is our Thom channeling ‘Tricky Dick’?…

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Mark Walker: NRCC dues spat? Legal fees scuffle? A Tillis-DOJ plot against him? STILL toying with 2020 Senate run?

  There’s quite a bit of soap opera drama swirling around a certain Greensboro preacher-turned-politician:   Tensions boiled over on Tuesday between the leader of the GOP campaign committee and several House Republican leaders over the issue of dues, multiple sources confirmed to The Hill….

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Catching a snake, but not a break.

  I’m just going  to leave this right here. (Read to the bottom.)  

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Report: Dems fretting about their prospects for Tillis seat

  State senator Erica Smith (D) HAS a dream:   Before Thom Tillis was a vulnerable Republican senator, before Barack Obama became the first black president and while Donald Trump was embarking on an early season of his hit NBC show “The Apprentice,” Erica Smith…

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Shaking down legislators, NCGA lobbyists to save ol’ Thom?

  Once again, we’ve got mail.     Lunch on  a Monday in Raleigh with lil’ Timmy, fossilized Leo, and Phil  Berger’s beard stubble.  *Golly, gee. Clear my calendar.* Garland Tucker has lined up a fundraiser  whose sponsors include  four dozen or so heavy hitters…