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BOHICA Alert: Cost projections show new toll roads to be LITERAL highway robbery

Thom Tillis, Skip Stam, and the McCrory administration have all been singing the praises of HOT lanes and tolls as THE BEST way to pay for future road construction and improvements.  Wellllllllllll —- some new cost projections reveal that drivers will likely have to start…

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#NCSEN: Let’s play The Blame Game. The pizza man, the baby doc, or the web site?

During the recently completed primary, we were told that Thom Tillis is on cruise-control to Capitol Hill. Kay Hagan needs to start packing.  Miss Susan can start measuring for drapes.   It’s funny how things change.  There is a major hard-sell coming from Raleigh.  The…

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#NCGOP: Convention pre-game show

State Republicans are headed off to the furthest western regions of our state this weekend to hold their convention and plot a course for the next year. Observers are worried about a number of things impacting participation in the event: the remote location, the distractions…

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#NCSEN: On the road with Thom & Kay, Harry Reid & those dadgum Koch Brothers

GOP US Senate nominee Thom Tillis is in our neck of the woods early next week for a fundraiser at Pinehurst’s National Golf Club.  The visit hits right in the middle of the US Open mayhem. This Sunday, Kay Hagan is in Tampa, Florida for…

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#NCSEN: ”Did I say ‘unelectable’? I meant UN-Baptist.”

I wanted to be wrong about Mark Harris.  My first thought — when the Charlotte pastor filed for US Senate — was that he was a plant, a stalking horse, to help split the conservative vote to Thom Tillis’ benefit.   My suspicions were heightened when…

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#NCSEN: A conservative write-in campaign?

In 2006, Thom Tillis ousted fellow Republican and incumbent John Rhodes in a nasty primary fight for a Mecklenburg County state House seat.  In 2014, Rhodes COULD end up making things very interesting for Tillis as he seeks a US Senate seat. While in the…

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#NCSEN: A sock puppet fight over climate change

US Senator Kay Hagan (D- NC  NY) — affectionately known in many of these parts as Chuck Schumer’s Sock Puppet™– lashed out at GOP nominee Thom Tillis — recently promoted to the position of Karl Rove’s Sock Puppet™  — as being bad for the environment: Democratic…

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The Brawley Censure: A parting shot from Speaker Thom

State House Republican leaders tried hard to spin the censure of one of their colleagues yesterday as anything but a vendetta executed at the order of Speaker Thom Tillis.  We spoke with three sources — intimately familiar with the inner workings of the House Republican…

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#NCGA: “Hey! Who put this horse head in my bed?”

Well, it appears Robert Brawley’s political career on Jones Street — and his relationship with the NCGOP powers that be — swims with the fishes.  Just like Luca Brasi.  He got censured by his Republican colleagues today. What did Brawley do to deserve this? Did…

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#NCSEN: “I want to be NUMBER ONE.”

Well, state House speaker and Republican US Senate nominee has wasted little time in announcing his goals — explaining why we should send him to DC for six years. First, he declared that one of the top things he’d like to do — upon settling…