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I don’t know whether Art Pope is going to knock off Richard Morgan in Tuesday’s primary. But I’m willing to bet that Morgan beats Pope in the State Board of Elections. For years now, Pope Republicans and Morgan Republicans have

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The fall elections have been looking pretty bleak for Republicans, lately. After President Bush’s stands on the United Arab Emirates ports deal – letting a company owned by the Emirates run U.S. Ports – and immigration proved to be unpopular,

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My old friend and adversary Jack Hawke sponsored a conservative gripe-a-thon in Durham last week.“It is a travesty that North Carolina is controlled by the Democrats,” U.S. Representative Virginia Foxx told the N.C. Conservative Leadership Conference.I disagree, of course. I

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A few days ago I saw Republican Bill Graham’s TV ads blasting the state gas tax increase. He and his ads are still running. About the same time, I saw $3-a-gallon gas signs pop up. Even the CEO of Chrysler

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Republican State House Leader Richard Morgan says Republican Representative Ed McMahan is a skunk. (Those weren’t Richard’s exact words; he actually said McMahon “is about the most hypocritical person I know. I don’t like him. I don’t like his character.

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State legislators receive a $104 per diem for expenses (in addition to their salaries). According to the News &Observer, this per diem is supposed to pay for legislators’ board, meals and other costs while they are in Raleigh.But it turns

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According to The Pilot, Pinehurst Republican Joe Boylan says he is considering challenging state Representative Richard Morgan in the primary next year. Three years ago, Morgan broke with House Republicans to form a coalition with Democratic House leader Jim Black.

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We’ve got a good, old-fashioned scandal brewing about the lottery. Scientific Games is one of the mega-gaming companies that run lotteries. It wants to run the North Carolina lottery and 1) it got language inserted into the Lottery Bill (by

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