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Tom Fetzer stole the stage – literally – from Pat McCrory Tuesday night.   McCrory had what seemed like a prime spot: introducing Senator Burr for his victory speech.   But Fetzer was front and center in the photos and

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That old warhorse Carter pulled off another one.   He’s had a history of guiding Republican Senate – and now congressional – candidates to unexpected victories: John East, Jesse Helms, Lauch Faircloth and, now, Renee Ellmers.   He’ll be the

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As Carter said on a radio interview we did a couple of weeks ago, Tip O’Neill’s axiom – “all politics is local” – is dead.   Democrats vote Democratic – up and down the line. Republicans vote Republican. And Independents

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Face it: We got whacked.   The natural reactions are denial and rationalization: “We didn’t communicate well.” Or, “The voters just don’t get it.” Or, “Evil Big Money drowned us out.”   Wrong, wrong and wrong.   The American voters

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Perhaps the essential truth about election days is their ambiguity. Today, of course, we Republicans are asking each other if the 2nd Coming, politically, is at hand. But even on Election Day the imponderables offer no answers.   Realizing how

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Lo and behold, Art Pope’s Civitas Institute did a poll that found that North Carolina voters agree with – wait for it, yes, Art Pope! – on who is to blame for the recession: government, not business, by 64-22.  

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About a year ago, Governor Perdue’s Secretary of Health and Human Services, Lanier Cansler, a former lobbyist, did a strange thing: He gave an exclusive $30 million no-bid contract to a company that had only been in existence for two

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At this point, North Carolina Democrats are reduced to asking: How bad will it be?   Will Republicans have only a slim margin in the state House and Senate – an invitation for coalition mischief? Or will they win upwards

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