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Raleigh’s developer community is already looking for a political savior.  Looking overseas, in fact.   They’re talking up Jim Cain, curren...

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Republicans, a few years ago, were a force in City politics. But no more. Today, Democrats hold six City Council seats, one is held by an Independent ...

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Governor Easley emerges from the Mansion to tell municipal officials we’re facing a drought emergency, but he doesn’t declare a state of emergency. &...

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Al Gore won’t run for President.  He doesn’t need to step down from the heights.    No one has ever won an Academy Award and a Nobel...

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There’s been a debate raging in Raleigh for over three years about developers: Are they responsible citizens or greedy villains?   But, so far,...

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Raleigh’s election this year recycles the results from 30 years ago.   In 1977, a pro-neighborhood, anti-developer grassroots rebellion elected...

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The Mayor or, rather, his allies second theme this election was that their opponents, Tommy Craven and Jessie Taliaferro, were pawns of developers. Be...

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Congratulations are due to Mayor Meeker and his political brain-trust-strategist Perry Woods. The Mayor or, more precisely, his allies Nancy McFarlane...

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The Wake County real estate industry got handed its head in Tuesday’s elections.  The executioners were Mayor Charles Meeker, his political strat...

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An anti-developer fire was smoldering in the Wake County political underbrush this year.  Then North Hills developer John Kane threw on gasoline ...

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The Charlotte Observer says: “Carter Wrenn and Gary Pearce don’t see eye-to-eye on many issues. But they both love North Carolina and know its politics inside and out.”
 
Carter is a Republican. 
Gary is a Democrat.
 
They met in 1984, during the epic U.S. Senate battle between Jesse Helms and Jim Hunt. Carter worked for Helms and Gary, for Hunt.
 
Years later, they became friends. They even worked together on some nonpolitical clients.
 
They enjoy talking about politics. So they started this blog in 2005. 
 
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