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Politicians are nothing if not creative and what they’re most creative about is making themselves look good. With the ‘Great Recession’ roaring along some politicians in state government decided paying UNC-TV to run programs to tell voters what a great

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Here are the numbers that should scare North Carolina Democrats: 1.4 million and 47-18.   The 1.4 million is the number of voters registered unaffiliated. That’s nearly a fourth of the state’s 6.1 million registered votes.   And 47-18 is

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At last the Democratic Senate primary gets ugly.   Usually the negatives start flying long before the final week. And it’s always the same scenario: A lagging candidate decides – or gets persuaded – to lash out at the leaders.

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Three headlines capture three scenarios in the Democratic Senate primary:   “Marshall looks for another statewide win in Senate primary.” (From WRAL, whose poll has her leading.)   “Dem Senate primary in North Carolina could be headed to runoff.” (From

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The other day there was a minor eruption in the press when a group of Republicans got mad at former Republican Co-Speaker of the House Richard Morgan for criticizing Governor Perdue and Cabinet Secretary Lanier Cansler for passing out no

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There’s a political war going on in the Republican Primary for State House down in Jacksonville. Martin Aragona, a former County Commissioner, is running as is Phil Shepard who, it turns out, is supported by the local leaders of the

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The money-starved Democratic U.S. Senate primary limps to a finish next Tuesday – with a runoff possible and Richard Burr sitting on $5 million for the fall.   Elaine Marshall’s campaign promises a healthy TV buy this week. They hope

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It’s no secret I’ve been supporting my old friend Bernie Reeves in his race against Congressman Brad Miller. Here’s Bernie’s ad:

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Let’s look at two sets of numbers important to Governor Perdue: her budget and her polls.   Her proposed budget is a solid response to a stinky mess. She spread around the pain. And she still made important investments in

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