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  • Now here’s a surprise, Democrat Kay Hagan bribed a judge to get a favorable ruling for her husband

    10/21/2014 9:12:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/21/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    A Washington Free Beacon report has revealed the fact that North Carolina Democrat Senator Kay Hagan nominated a state court judge for a position on the federal bench as a quid pro quo for a favorable ruling for her husband. As a Democrat there was no need for Hagan to be cautious in the construction of her conspiracy with Superior Court Judge Calvin E. Murphy. The dirty deal was concocted in 2009 when Democrats had a corruption headlock on the Tar Heel State. Hagan’s husband Charles “Chip” Hagan was a managing member of a corporation called Hydrodyne Industries LLC (HI)...
  • North Carolina’s election law fundamentals: Why Tom Tillis may win after all

    10/09/2014 10:26:47 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/9/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    There is no doubt that Tom Tillis, Karl Rove’s candidate in the North Carolina Senate race next month, was forced on us and many Tar Heel State conservatives deeply resent both of them. This is not an argument in favor of Tillis election, but rather an examination of the political rules both Tillis and the incumbent Democrat have to operate under. A few cycles ago North Carolina became the last Southern state to flip to Republican control. The rampant corruption of the last Democrat governor and many of her cohorts in the State’s Legislature caused a blow back that brought...
  • Obama and the Art of the Artificial, Contrived and Transparent Crisis

    10/08/2013 4:06:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 8, 2013 | John Ransom
    I think that’s it’s safe to say that community organizing is a little bit easier than, say, being President of the United States. Or being a practicing attorney. Barack Obama has now found that out. To the sorrow of the rest of us. And here’s the essential problem with Barack Obama’s resume, as opposed to, say, Abraham Lincoln’s, who also was unprepared to become president of the United States, but made up for it with ability: Obama has spent his whole life being against stuff, protesting against powers higher than himself, blaming those in control. Lincoln on the other hand...
  • Perdue jokes about suspending Congressional elections for two years

    09/27/2012 12:37:20 PM PDT · by verum ago · 10 replies
    News Observer ^ | 27 September 2011 | jbfrank
    *snip* "I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won't hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that," Perdue said. "You want people who don't worry about the next election." The comment -- which came during a discussion of the economy -- perked more than a few ears. It's unclear whether Perdue, a Democrat, is serious -- but her tone was level and she asked others to support her on the...
  • North Carolina Legislature De-Funds Planned Parenthood

    07/03/2012 9:20:52 PM PDT · by Qbert · 14 replies ^ | 7/3/12 | Steven Ertelt
    The North Carolina state legislature has de-funded Planned Parenthood — with legislative leaders agreeing to a state budget that redirects $343,000 in family planning funding from Planned Parenthood, the nation’s biggest abortion business, to county health departments. The budget was enacted at midnight last night after the legislature voted to override Governor Bev Perdue’s veto and it was the second time the legislature overrode a Perdue veto of a budget de-funding Planned Parenthood. Today, the Susan B. Anthony List, a national pro-life organization, praised Majority Leader Paul Stam, State Representatives Justin Burr, Marilyn Avila, Nelson Dollar, and the North Carolina...
  • (Totally corrupt & soon-to-be EX-NC RAT governor Bev) Perdue Team Headed To Court

    06/08/2012 3:17:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies
    Carolina Journal ^ | 6/04/12 | Don Carrington
    Perdue Team Headed To CourtSeveral aides may be called to testify about illegal contributions By Don Carrington Jun. 4th, 2012 RALEIGH — Even though Gov. Bev Perdue’s 2008 campaign for governor ended nearly four years ago, the upcoming trial of New Bern attorney Trawick “Buzzy” Stubbs should offer further insight into her campaign’s mysterious aircraft provider program. Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby maintains that the 10 flights Stubbs paid for, reported by Perdue’s campaign staff months after the election, amounted to illegal campaign donations. The trial, scheduled to begin June 11, also may provide insight into Perdue’s decision not...
  • Sources: Perdue won't seek re-election

    01/26/2012 8:22:06 AM PST · by think4yrsf · 9 replies · 1+ views
    News and Observer ^ | Jan 26, 2012 | blogs
    UPDATED: Gov. Bev Perdue is expected to announce today that she will not seek a second term as governor, two sources close to the Democrat's campaign tell The News & Observer. Perdue is expected to make an announcement this afternoon, a N.C. Democratic Party spokesman said. Her campaign aides began telling top Democrats in the past 24 hours. Perdue campaign spokesman Marc Farinella could not be reached for comment.
  • (NC) Gov. Perdue likely not to seek second term

    01/26/2012 7:19:55 AM PST · by lwd · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Salisbury Post ^ | Thursday, January 26, 2012 9:23 AM | Staff
    Numerous sources say Gov. Bev Perdue will not seek re-election in 2012. Perdue will turn 65 this month. Her likely opponent in the next campaign will be Pat McCrory, former Charlotte mayor and a Catawba College graduate. Sources at the Associated Press are working on a story at this time. The Raleigh News & Observer is reporting Perdue is expected to make an announcement this afternoon. The News & Observer is also reporting that Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton has about $600,000 in the bank, according to campaign finance reports. Others likely to make a run include current Charlotte Mayor Anthony...
  • N.C. Heart Attack Rates Down Since Passage of Smoke-Free Law

    11/16/2011 12:39:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    RALEIGH – Emergency room visits by North Carolinians experiencing heart attacks have declined by 21 percent since the January 2010 start of the state’s Smoke-Free Restaurants and Bars Law. State Health Director Dr. Jeffrey Engel reported the results to the Justus-Warren Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Task Force this morning. “We pushed for passage of this law because we knew it would save lives,” said Governor Bev Perdue, who signed the law into effect. “Our goal was to protect workers and patrons from breathing secondhand smoke and we are seeing positive results.” The N.C. Division of Public Health report cites...
  • It’s getting a little scary out there.

    10/16/2011 1:54:32 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 54 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 10/16/2011 | Moneyrunner
    For most of the Obama administration, we only had to worry about the economic destruction he was fomenting. Now the threats and actions are becoming physically violent. It’s getting scary out there. Forget about running guns to Mexican drug cartels via “Fast and Furious.” Most of the people killed with those guns were Mexican, and they were doing a lot of that even before the Obama administration got into the business of adding to their arsenals. But now we have Democrats, like North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue telling us that maybe we should forgo elections for a few years. Others,...
  • AP Investigation: Plant deal may enrich donors (Gov.Perdue)

    09/30/2011 6:46:02 AM PDT · by sunmars · 43 replies
    A state lawmaker and a group of Democratic political donors with ties to Gov. Beverly Perdue are poised to sell land at a handsome profit for a tire plant that's being lured with $100 million in state and local incentives, according to public records reviewed by The Associated Press. As North Carolina's chief executive, the governor is a key decision maker in large incentives deals involving state money. She also helps appoint the board members of a foundation that's been asked to provide part of the tire plant's package. Perdue's campaign has received more than $52,000 from five men with...
  • Palin to Obama: Stop ‘poking our allies in the eye’

    09/29/2011 10:34:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 29, 2011 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) on Wednesday warned President Obama to stop “poking our allies in the eye” with his comments on the European debt crisis. “Keep in mind this was a president who was supposed to make the rest of the world ‘like’ us again,” Palin wrote on her Facebook page. After about two weeks of social-media silence from the former Alaska governor, who has used Facebook and Twitter as her primary contact with the many fans she acquired during her unsuccessful bid for vice president, Palin returned with a Facebook note condemning President Obama for remarks he...
  • New audio: NC governor struck serious tone on suspending congressional elections

    09/28/2011 8:46:26 AM PDT · by martosko · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/28/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    If it was a joke, North Carolina Democratic Governor Bev Perdue needs to polish her delivery. Newly released audio contradicts the claims of Perdue’s press team that her call Tuesday for suspending Congressional election was a joke or hyperbole. In the recording, her tone is matter-of-fact and her comments are part of a serious speech.
  • Perdue suspend Congressional elections for two years...

    09/27/2011 4:10:40 PM PDT · by WellyP · 53 replies
    Under the Dome ^ | 27 Sept. 2011 | J. B. Frank
    "I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won't hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that," Perdue said. "You want people who don't worry about the next election."

    09/27/2011 3:07:04 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 40 replies ^ | 9-27-11 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • NC governor recommends suspending democracy to focus on jobs

    09/27/2011 2:01:44 PM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 235 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/27/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    As a way to solve the national debt crisis, North Carolina Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue recommends suspending Congressional elections for the next couple of years. “I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover,” Perdue said at a rotary club event in Cary, North Carolina, according to the Raleigh News and Observer. “I really hope that someone can agree with me on that.” Perdue said she thinks that temporarily halting elections would allow members...
  • Wake County Voters Arrested For Voting Twice In 2008 (some typical RAT fraud in Raleigh)

    08/11/2011 10:06:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 1+ views
    WITN ^ | 8/11/11
    Wake County Voters Arrested For Voting Twice In 2008Three Raleigh residents apparently thought casting one ballot in 2008 wasn't enough. Posted: 9:16 PM Aug 11, 2011 **SNIP** Authorities said Kierra Fontae Leache, Shelia Romona Hodges and Brandon Earl McLean each cast early ballots in the 2008 presidential election, then voted again on Election Day. They are charged with voter fraud and are free on $10,000 bond apiece. Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby said six more arrests are pending. Republicans leapt on news of the arrests Thursday to bolster support for a GOP-backed bill to require voters to show photo...
  • Perdue vetoes Voter ID

    06/23/2011 2:13:18 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 68 replies ^ | June 23, 2011 | Laura Leslie
    Gov. Bev Perdue has vetoed a controversial proposal to require voters to show photo ID at the polls. Her statement: “The right to choose our leaders is among the most precious freedoms we have – both as Americans and North Carolinians. North Carolinians who are eligible to vote have a constitutionally guaranteed right to cast their ballots, and no one should put up obstacles to citizens exercising that right. “We must always be vigilant in protecting the integrity of our elections. But requiring every voter to present a government-issued photo ID is not the way to do it. This bill,...
  • Why Shouldn’t I Believe Them?

    08/29/2010 6:28:26 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 5 replies
    Carolina Journal ^ | August 26, 2010 | John Hood
    RALEIGH – I believe them. Why shouldn’t I? I believe Raleigh attorney John Wallace and other representatives of Beverly Perdue’s political team when they say there was no intent to mislead voters or evade state law by failing to report dozens of free flights Perdue took during her 2004 and 2008 campaigns. The Democratic majority on North Carolina’s state board of elections also believe Perdue’s political team, which is why the board chose to impose the maximum $30,000 fine for late campaign reporting and end its probe of the matter – rather than holding hearings, putting Perdue’s aides under oath,...
  • Elections board investigating Perdue (NC Governor, Democrat)

    02/17/2010 12:47:25 PM PST · by MitchellC · 7 replies · 344+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | February 17, 2010 | Benjamin Niolet
    The State Board of Elections has opened an investigation of Gov. Bev Perdue's campaign finances in response to complaints from the N.C. Republican Party. Last year, party Chairman Tom Fetzer filed complaints over undisclosed campaign flights. Perdue's campaign has since disclosed 31 flights and said the omissions were mistakes. Fetzer received a letter today from Kim Strach, a deputy director at the elections board who is responsible for investigations. In her letter, which Fetzer released to the news media Wednesday, Strach wrote that the board is investigating Perdue. "We have initiated an investigation into the allegations contained in your complaints...
  • Bev Perdue pulls one hell of a PR stunt

    02/16/2010 2:39:22 PM PST · by MitchellC · 23 replies · 2,240+ views
    Creative Loafing Charlotte ^ | February 16, 2010 | Tara Servatius
    Last fall, after Gov. Bev E. Perdue said she'd go to prison to keep 20 child rapists, murderers and assorted violent inmates sentenced to life in prison from being released by the courts on Oct. 29, her approval ratings, which were among the lowest in the nation among governors, headed north for the first time in months. Now it appears that Perdue and her staff pulled a fast one on the citizens of the state. E-mails from the period obtained by the state's news organizations increasingly show what I've been reporting since December. The only folks with plans to release...
  • Perdue Numbers Drop Again

    10/06/2009 7:20:16 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 21 replies · 1,302+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 6, 2009 | Kyle Trygstad
    Public Policy Polling's survey found Perdue at her lowest mark yet -- 24 percent approval, as more Democrats (39%) now disapprove of the job she's doing than approve of it (38%). [snip] The Civitas Institute survey puts Perdue at 29 percent. Civitas also found 63 percent disapproving of the job she's doing -- easily her highest disapproval rating yet.
  • (NC Gov) Perdue's poll numbers in the basement

    09/09/2009 10:48:28 AM PDT · by MitchellC · 56 replies · 1,601+ views
    News & Observer - Under the Dome ^ | September 9, 2009 | mbiesek
    Two new polls show Gov. Beverly Perdue's approval ratings continue to suffer. Poll results released Wednesday by left-leaning Public Policy Polling show Perdue's job approval rating at 26 percent, with 54 percent of voters indicating disapproval of her performence. In a blog post, pollster Tom Jensen suggests the governor's numbers are now so low, she might as well shoot for the moon. "For Perdue, her weak numbers provide a great opportunity," Jensen write. "It's close to impossible for her to be any less popular so she should move forward with a more bold and transformational vision for the state and...
  • Pat McCrory is eyeing a rematch in 2012

    08/26/2009 8:06:45 AM PDT · by MitchellC · 12 replies · 604+ views
    Charlotte Observer Campaign Tracker ^ | August 25, 2009 | Jim Morrill
    Days after denying interest in a congressional run, Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory has opened the door to a rematch with Democratic Gov. Bev. Perdue. In a Q&A with Raleigh's WRAL, McCrory, a Republican, was asked whether he would consider running for governor again or even the Senate. "Yes," he replied. "Running a state-wide race was a great experience (except for election night!!!) and I am proud of the campaign we ran. We participated in (and most believe we won) every debate and proved that a candidate can run an effective, positive campaign. We lived within our fundraising means, didn’t take...
  • The N.C. Racial Injustice Act

    07/21/2009 10:52:41 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 3 replies · 475+ views
    Civitas Institute ^ | July 20, 2009 | Jeff Mixon
    Take a trip with me down memory lane to the mid-60’s, 70’s and early 80’s and try to remember the huge surge in violent crime that swept across the United States. The judicial activism of Chief Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren laid the foundation for liberal action against the death penalty. The result of tampering with capital punishment was immediate and clear. Murder rates spiked in the 70’s and didn’t really come back down until voters demanded tough penalties and reinstatement of the death penalty. The impact of bringing back capital punishment is very clear. According to the US Bureau...
  • Civitas Poll: Perdue Favorability Continues to Slide (-14)

    07/21/2009 9:41:36 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 29 replies · 1,379+ views
    Civitas Institute ^ | July 21, 2009 | Civitas Staff
    Nearly Half of Voters Have Unfavorable Opinion Raleigh, N.C. - Governor Bev Perdue's favorability with North Carolina voters continues to take a nosedive according to results of a new poll released today by the Civitas Institute. Only 30 percent of North Carolina voters have a favorable opinion of Perdue in July, down six percentage points from Civitas' June poll. Forty-four percent of voters now give the Governor an unfavorable opinion, up a similar six points over last month's results. Twenty-five percent of voters held no opinion of Perdue. "Over the past month, Governor Perdue has seen the voters' opinion of...
  • Atkinson wins court challenge

    07/17/2009 1:23:11 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 6 replies · 391+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | July 17, 2009 | bkrueger
    June Atkinson has won her court fight over who is in charge of public education in North Carolina. Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood ruled today that Atkinson, who was elected statewide as the state superintendent of public instruction, has the authority under North Carolina's constitution to run the state's schools. Hobgood ruled that the State Board of Education has the authority to set policy for the state's public schools, but that the state constitution dictates that Atkinson, as the state superintendent, is responsible for implementing those policies. Atkinson, a Democrat, had sued Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue and the State Board...
  • Gov. Beverly Perdue's Polling Numbers Plummet to Burris-Like Lows

    07/15/2009 2:11:58 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 26 replies · 1,508+ views
    PPP / N&O ^ | July 14, 2009
    The Democratic polling outfit Public Policy Polling has released the latest approval numbers for NC Governor Bev Perdue: Perdue continues sinking (PDF)Raleigh, N.C. – Bev Perdue’s approval rating has continued its steady drop over the last month. From a high of 44% in March it went to 41% in April, 34% in May, 30% in June, and now down to 25% in July, Public Policy Polling’s newest survey finds. 55% of voters in the state disapprove of Perdue’s performance and 20% have no opinion. Her decline at this point is largely happening among Democrats. Last month 46% of them gave...
  • Perdue pushes for higher taxes to help education

    06/22/2009 7:33:01 AM PDT · by NCjim · 36 replies · 652+ views
    WRAL ^ | June 22, 2009
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Gov. Bev Perdue will hold "Save Education" rallies in Wilmington and Greenville Monday to press lawmakers to find additional revenue for education as they struggle to fill a projected $4.6 budget gap. "I've been so troubled by the proposed cuts to public education," Perdue said at a rally in Raleigh last Wednesday. "We cannot increase class size. We cannot lay off teachers. We will not sacrifice North Carolina's economic future." The rally at Minnie Evans Art Center in Wilmington was sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Educators. The governor has asked lawmakers negotiating the state's two-year...
  • NACA, the ACORN Wannabe What Dirt Does NACA Have on NC Gov. Bev Perdue?

    06/12/2009 8:41:30 PM PDT · by vadum · 376+ views
    American Spectator ^ | June 11, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    The far-left community group NACA just squeezed taxpayer dollars out of the state of North Carolina. NACA (Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America) is a very aggressive ACORN wannabe and it played a role in the subprime mortgage collapse by using the Community Reinvestment Act to hound banks into lending money to people they should have known wouldn't be able to pay it back. The state's Democratic governor, Bev Perdue, is even bragging about surrendering the $1 million grant from the One North Carolina Fund on her website. The grant is going to help NACA expand its operations. In her press...
  • 1,014 new jobs announced at Charlotte nonprofit ["bank terrorists" on the move]

    06/11/2009 5:11:21 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 20 replies · 672+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | June 11, 2009 | Rick Rothacker
    In the unfolding economic crisis, helping borrowers with troubled mortgages has become a growth business, landing Charlotte a dose of good economic news today for its beleaguered financial sector. At an office park in east Charlotte, Gov. Bev Perdue and other government officials gathered to announce an expansion by a non-profit organization that aims to add 1,014 jobs here over the next five years. Boston-based Neighborhood Assistance Corp. of America, a nonprofit community advocacy and homeownership organization, plans to hire customer service specialists, mortgage counselors, negotiators and others to help low-income and minority borrowers. NACA, as the organization is known,...
  • Perdue to make ‘significant' announcement

    06/11/2009 1:56:15 AM PDT · by MitchellC · 6 replies · 969+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | June 10, 2009 | Jefferson George and Rick Rothacker
    Gov. Bev Perdue will be in Charlotte this morning for a “significant economic development announcement,” the head of the Charlotte Chamber said Wednesday. Chamber President Bob Morgan said that he, Perdue and local elected officials will gather at 9:30 a.m. on the fourth floor of 5855 Executive Center Drive. Morgan declined to say more, but the address is the same as the Charlotte office of the Neighborhood Assistance Corp. of America. Based in Boston, NACA is a national affordable lending program that focuses on low- and moderate-income families and properties. It offers loans with no down payments, closings costs or...
  • (NC) School superintendent to sue state over job

    04/02/2009 7:35:18 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 6 replies · 446+ views
    News & Observer Under the Dome ^ | April 2, 2009 | Lynn Bonner
    School superintendent June Atkinson plans to sue the state so she can run the state Department of Public Instruction. The suit will be announced at a news conference tomorrow. She will be represented by former Supreme Court Justice Robert Orr, who runs the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law. Gov. Beverly Perdue, the State Board of Education, and William Harrison, whom Perdue appointed to run the education agency, will be defendants, Orr said. Atkinson, who was elected to a second term in November, has never run the state education agency. The state constitution and state law have made muddled mess of...
  • Perdue plan could hit prisons

    03/20/2009 6:13:33 AM PDT · by MitchellC · 13 replies · 403+ views
    News & Observer Under the Dome ^ | March 20, 2009 | Ryan Teague Beckwith
    Gov. Beverly Perdue has proposed cutting prison beds. To help deal with the state's budget crisis, Perdue this week proposed closing five prisons, a prison hospital and a halfway house for women that are inefficient. The cuts would save $25 million over the next two years, but they would also eliminate space for 1,031 inmates at a time when the system could see an additional 2,300 inmates. Prison officials say they'll double up cells and put beds in day rooms. But the closures will put a crunch on a system with 40,644 inmates, slightly above capacity. Some legislators are calling...
  • Labor looks to Dems after wins

    12/01/2008 8:34:42 AM PST · by MitchellC · 3 replies · 382+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Nov 29, 2008 | Rob Christensen and Ryan Teague Beckwith
    Organized labor took a risk this year, pouring money and manpower into campaigns in North Carolina, traditionally one of the most anti-union states in the country. But the gamble appears to be paying off, with labor playing a role in the election of such Democratic allies as U.S. Sen.-elect Kay Hagan, Gov.-elect Bev Perdue, U.S. Rep.-elect Larry Kissell and helping carry the state for President-elect Obama. Now union leaders hope to translate success at the polls to victories in the halls of Congress and the state legislature. They will be advocating a broad agenda that includes making it easier nationally...
  • Beverly Perdue elected on 'Screw Charlotte' platform

    11/12/2008 4:18:10 PM PST · by MitchellC · 18 replies · 734+ views
    Creative Loafing - Charlotte ^ | Nov 11, 2008 | Tara Servatius
    Governor-elect Beverly Perdue and her cronies at the state capital must have had a good laugh as the election results rolled in. I know I did. Perdue smacked Charlotte voters hard two weeks ago when she ran commercials across the state -- basically everywhere but the Charlotte and Raleigh television markets -- mocking her opponent, Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory, for wanting to spend state money in Charlotte. The ads were a slap in the faces of Charlotte voters. They were also part of a clear calculation on Perdue's part that she could win by promising Charlotte-funded goodies to the rest...
  • Perdue opens online 'Suggestion Box'

    11/12/2008 3:27:55 PM PST · by MitchellC · 4 replies · 238+ views
    News & Observer Under the Dome ^ | Nov 12, 2008 | Ryan Teague Beckwith
    Beverly Perdue is ready to take your suggestions. The governor-elect has set up an online "Suggestion Box" for North Carolinians to submit their ideas and feedback as she begins her administration. "During this transition period, I believe it's important for citizens to be engaged in their government and to have input — this is a way for them to do that," she said. The comment form requires a first and last name and e-mail address. Similar online forms and petitions have been used by politicians in recent years as a tool to gather addresses of potential supporters. Based on Dome's...
  • Leader a force in N.C. politics: Basnight a kingmaker who works behind scene

    11/10/2008 3:43:16 AM PST · by CriticalJ · 3 replies · 162+ views
    The Winston-Salem Journal ^ | 11-09-2008 | James Romoser
    In the mid-1990s, Marc Basnight, one of the state's most powerful politicians, personally recruited two young lawyers to run for the North Carolina Senate. Neither of them had ever held elective office, but Basnight, the Democratic leader of the Senate, persuaded them to run. Their names were Kay Hagan and Walter Dalton, and with Basnight's help, they quickly rose through the legislative ranks. Around that same time, Basnight personally picked another up-and-coming state senator, appointing her to a powerful post as a key budget writer. Her name? Bev Perdue.
  • Beverly Perdue's Stink

    09/16/2008 7:11:33 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 7 replies · 129+ views
    There have been a couple of stories that have swirled about over the last month or so regarding gubernatorial candidate Beverly Perdue. These stories have been reported at Under the Dome, at Jeff Sykes' blog and over at Red Clay-- but there certainly has not been concomitant, prominent, drumbeat coverage in most of the mainstream media that I have seen. The Raleigh News and Observer, however, had this story about the first situation I will describe. In any case, the matters to which I refer are as follows: 1. Perdue's interest in a certain Florida development company was not recorded...
  • Perdue Remarks Fuel Gas Frenzy in Charlotte

    09/15/2008 10:26:11 AM PDT · by MitchellC · 16 replies · 132+ views
    Pat McCrory ^ | September 13, 2008
    Lieutenant governor demonstrates she is not ready to lead in a crisisCharlotte, N.C. – During an interview yesterday on WBT Radio in Charlotte, Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue advised motorists to get out and “get our gas tanks as full as they’ll let us do it during in the next 24 or 48 hours” due to Hurricane Ike. When questioned by host Al Gardner if this would create a panic, Perdue flip-flopped and said people should not overact and “there is no need for anybody to rush right out.” In sharp contrast, Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory demonstrated responsible leadership in an...

    04/25/2008 6:17:14 AM PDT · by LJayne · 14 replies · 30+ views
    The North Carolina Republican Party ^ | 4/25/08 | The North Carolina Republican Party
    This ad released by the North Carolina Republican Party opposes Bev Perdue and Richard Moore for Governor.