Tuesday Twitter roundup

This is what’s known as a “net gain” on the candidate front:

In face of national @DNC rallying behind @NCDemParty challenger Kathy Manning of @GuilfordCounty another Democrat who originally was going to run in 13th Congressional District switches to #NCGA race in #PiedmontTriad #NC #ncpol https://t.co/KxTejpRib4

— Paul Johnson (@HPEpaul) February 27, 2018

Regardless how you feel about the DCCC throwing its support behind a Primary candidate, it makes no sense to have five Democrats running for one hard-to-win Congressional seat while Legislative seats in the same area go uncontested.



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Tuesday Twitter roundup

This is what’s known as a “net gain” on the candidate front:

In face of national @DNC rallying behind @NCDemParty challenger Kathy Manning of @GuilfordCounty another Democrat who originally was going to run in 13th Congressional District switches to #NCGA race in #PiedmontTriad #NC #ncpol https://t.co/KxTejpRib4

— Paul Johnson (@HPEpaul) February 27, 2018

Regardless how you feel about the DCCC throwing its support behind a Primary candidate, it makes no sense to have five Democrats running for one hard-to-win Congressional seat while Legislative seats in the same area go uncontested.



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Tuesday Twitter roundup

This is what’s known as a “net gain” on the candidate front:

In face of national @DNC rallying behind @NCDemParty challenger Kathy Manning of @GuilfordCounty another Democrat who originally was going to run in 13th Congressional District switches to #NCGA race in #PiedmontTriad #NC #ncpol https://t.co/KxTejpRib4

— Paul Johnson (@HPEpaul) February 27, 2018

Regardless how you feel about the DCCC throwing its support behind a Primary candidate, it makes no sense to have five Democrats running for one hard-to-win Congressional seat while Legislative seats in the same area go uncontested.



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Tuesday Twitter roundup

This is what’s known as a “net gain” on the candidate front:

In face of national @DNC rallying behind @NCDemParty challenger Kathy Manning of @GuilfordCounty another Democrat who originally was going to run in 13th Congressional District switches to #NCGA race in #PiedmontTriad #NC #ncpol https://t.co/KxTejpRib4

— Paul Johnson (@HPEpaul) February 27, 2018

Regardless how you feel about the DCCC throwing its support behind a Primary candidate, it makes no sense to have five Democrats running for one hard-to-win Congressional seat while Legislative seats in the same area go uncontested.



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Tuesday Twitter roundup

This is what’s known as a “net gain” on the candidate front:

In face of national @DNC rallying behind @NCDemParty challenger Kathy Manning of @GuilfordCounty another Democrat who originally was going to run in 13th Congressional District switches to #NCGA race in #PiedmontTriad #NC #ncpol https://t.co/KxTejpRib4

— Paul Johnson (@HPEpaul) February 27, 2018

Regardless how you feel about the DCCC throwing its support behind a Primary candidate, it makes no sense to have five Democrats running for one hard-to-win Congressional seat while Legislative seats in the same area go uncontested.



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GOP complaints about Progressive groups prove their effectiveness

If you’re making them mad, you’re doing it right:

The number of grassroots groups popping up and supporting progressive causes and candidates is staggering. They’ve got a slew of names and they probably overlap in activities. The common goal, though, is to elect Democrats in November—or at least ending Republican control of Congress and the state legislature.

Now, the groups are coming under scrutiny because of our complex series of campaign laws, most of which have been supported by progressives to try to regulate money in politics.

FWIW, the sheer irony of Republicans whining, “Who paid for those t-shirts?” while they’re perpetually getting a blood (money) transfusion from shadowy corporate donors is not lost on anybody, except maybe those who’ve had their televisions programmed to only show Fox News. Unfortunately, that blatant hypocrisy won’t help those Progressives file their paperwork properly or shield them when the BoE comes knocking, so if you’re involved with one of these groups, help ’em square that stuff away. And while this is true:



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Monday News: Just say “No!”

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TRUMP ADMIN TO HOLD PUBLIC OFFSHORE DRILLING MEETING IN RALEIGH TODAY: The federal government’s only scheduled public meeting in North Carolina to discuss expanding oil and gas exploration off the Atlantic coast and in other waters is expected to attract busloads of people opposing the idea. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is holding local events across the country about a proposal by President Donald Trump’s administration to open more waters to drilling. The North Carolina meeting starts Monday afternoon at a Raleigh hotel. Several environmental groups fighting expansion are helping bring residents from the Outer Banks, Wilmington and elsewhere to rally and to speak with agency representatives. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper is adamantly opposed to offshore drilling and has threatened litigation unless North Carolina is left out. Top state Republicans, including former Gov. Pat McCrory, generally have supported offshore expansion.
http://www.wral.com/federal-gov-t-holds-n-carolina-meeting-on-drilling-proposal/17373633/



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Sunday News: From the Editorial pages

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STAND WITH NC OR STAY IN BED WITH THE NRA? The National Rifle Association has spent $11.6 million in North Carolina congressional elections – almost all of it on Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis. That’s around $682,000 for each of the dead in Parkland, Florida. It is $79,710 for each of the 138 school house dead nationwide since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. The NRA’s investment has paid off — to the benefit of gun manufacturers. Sales of non-essential military-style assault weapons skyrocketed. Meanwhile, the lavish campaign spending effectively thwarted any reasonable, constitutional laws to keep these inappropriate and dangerous weapons away from the public. This is not about doing away with the 2nd Amendment or in any way limiting anyone’s right to hunt. It is about common sense. It is about representing the voters of the state – a majority of whom support a ban on assault weapons.
http://www.wral.com/editorial-stand-with-nc-or-stay-in-bed-with-the-nra/17355270/



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Saturday News: “Help! I’m being oppressed!”

COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST NC GOP SPURS DALLAS TO WAIL ABOUT “POLICE POWERS”: The North Carolina Democratic Party asked Attorney General Josh Stein’s office to investigate a recorded call state Republican Party Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse made to registered Republicans seeking candidates for office. The attorney general’s consumer division sent the state GOP a letter Wednesday asking for a response to the complaint and proposed resolution. Stein and the Democratic Party are trying to intimidate Republicans, Woodhouse said. They “attempted to use the full weight and police powers of the North Carolina Department of Justice to intimidate its rival political party, the Republicans, from making calls to voters and asking them to run for office,” Woodhouse said. Laura Brewer, Stein’s spokeswoman, said Woodhouse is overreacting. “There is no merit to any of these hysterical claims,” she said in an email.
http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article201895974.html



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Trial over Judicial Primary cancellation will begin in June

Which ironically is just 11 days before the postponed Judicial filing period begins:

A trial over the legality of a North Carolina law canceling primary elections this year for state appellate court judgeships is scheduled for late spring.

During a hearing Thursday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Joi Peake set a June 7 trial date and other filing and evidence deadlines.

Nine days ago I penned an Op-Ed for submission to a regional newspaper, but recent (unfortunate) developments at that publication have made that submission moot. But these words need to be published, and I encourage you to take an extra few minutes to consider the following:



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