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Carter and I taped WRAL’s “On the Record” today for airing Saturday night at 7 p.m. Or you can watch it on the station’s website.   We were with anchor Bill Leslie and WUNC radio’s Laura Leslie (no relation to

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A while back President Obama’s administration was giving cell phones to people on welfare and, now, State Senator Doug Berger has sponsored a bill to have the “E-NC Authority” provide broadband Internet service to the same folks. It is unclear

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Raleigh is reviving an old Southern trait: We don’t cotton to outside agitators invading paradise and stirring up folks.   First my old friend Grady Jefferys wrote a provocative piece in the N&O complaining about “big city” ideas ruining old

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Women are winning everywhere: Elaine Marshall, Nikki Haley, Blanche Lincoln, Carly Fiorina, Meg Whitman.   North Carolina leads the way. Marshall would make two female Senators. A female governor. As Thomas Mills with the Marshall campaign pointed out, seven of

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There’s a simple explanation for Elaine Marshall’s victory: Thomas Mills.   Her homegrown campaign manager outwitted Cal Cunningham’s bigger-name team, defied the DSCC and disproved the doubters.   Maybe one time in 10 the candidate with less money wins. This

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D.G. Martin again has generously shared his radio time on WCHL (1360AM) with me. He did two more lengthy interviews about my book on Jim Hunt, which will be published in November.   The final part of the program airs

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Elaine Marshall’s campaign has shown a striking level of confidence about today’s runoff.   She said the only way she could lose would be to walk down the street naked.   Yep, that would do it.   And her campaign

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The first ‘reality moment’ in a political campaign last week belonged to Bob Etheridge; the second belonged to Bill Randall.   Randall, who is locked in a tight runoff with Bernie Reeves, called his first press conference Tuesday and announced

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Last week was a heckuva week.   On Monday, Al Lytton – Renee  Ellmers’ campaign manager – and I sat down, racking our brains to figure out how Renee could raise money over the Internet (to match the million odd

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Campaign-finance reformers take heed: the Democratic U.S. Senate primary is what politics would look like without money.   Unexciting, uninspiring and virtually invisible. Plus, virtually no voters.   A campaign without TV ads is essentially a campaign that doesn’t exist.

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