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How toxic is the Republican brand in Wake County? Just listen to Republican politicians.   Gary Pendleton (House 49) boasts of his “Democrat (sic) friends.” (Note: Democrats hate it when Republicans use “Democrat” as an adjective. It’s “Democratic.”)   Tom

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Yes, there’s still five weeks to go. Yes, anything can happen. But the story of this race is likely to be that Thom Tillis lost it when he stayed Speaker in this year’s legislative session.   Apparently Tillis stayed on

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Maybe Thom Tillis should give Civitas’ pollster math lessons.   Thursday morning, Civitas put out this release: “Democrat Tom Bradshaw leads Republican John Alexander by 16 percentage points in the NC Senate District 15 race, according to a new Civitas

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Give Governor McCrory credit for proposing something big and bold, a $1 billion transportation bond issue. It sounds like a stimulus program, but that would be the kiss of death in the Republican legislature. He may find himself needing some

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Carter and I were on News14’s Capital Tonight this week, talking with Tim Boyum about debates today and the Hunt-Helms debates 30 years ago. You can watch our segment here.   Tim was struck by how free-flowing and wide-open the

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The Old Wise Leader (OWL) chuckled over coffee about Republicans’ voter-suppression drive: “They should beware the Law of Unintended Consequences.”   I enjoy talking with OWL. He reads a lot, and he thinks.   Two things caught his eye: The

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More telling than Kay Hagan’s overall lead in the polls may be her overwhelming lead with women.   According to a Rasmussen Poll last week, Hagan leads Thom Tillis by six points, 45-39. But then it gets confusing. The poll

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A TAPster unimpressed by the Hagan-Tillis debate says, “If you want to see a real debate, watch Jim Hunt debate Jesse Helms in 1984. That was like Ali and Frazier.”   Ah, take me back to those thrilling days 30

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Candidates and their advisers spend a lot of time during debate prep thinking about how to address their opponent, so it was no happenstance that Tillis called Hagan “Kay” and she called him “Speaker Tillis.”   Tillis didn’t want to

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The Senate race is all about sex. It is Supportive Mommy against Stern Daddy.   And the debate may make me amend my rule about how the most comfortable, confident and commanding person in the room always wins: Except when

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