Repug Chameleon slimes into 41st NC house Dem primary

Cross posted from dailykos:

A classic battle is in the making here for NC house 41st district currently held by (R) Russell Capps.

Ex Republican Men's Club President Chris Mintz is running as a Democrat for NC House district 41. Why is that? Incumbent Republican Russell Capps unexpectedly decided to run for another term, so life-long Republican Chris "The Chameleon" Mintz switched parties to run in the May 2nd Democratic primary as a Democrat. Even though in the weeks leading up to his controversial defection he was still touting his strong conservative credentials. Now he is forcing a primary against a true lifelong dedicated progressive Democrat and DFA
candidate Ty Harrell.

Cumberland Democrat Calls for Caucus on Black

Rep. Rick Glazier, D-Cumberland, told party members in his home county this weekend that he has asked for a caucus of House Democrats to discuss whether Black should step down amid an investigation into his campaign fundraising.

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Republicans Hating On Republicans and A Broader Point

It may be that stories of NCGOP infighting are all starting to run together for you. They're funny, but even Seinfeld got old after a while. Here's a chunk from a story over at the NCDP website, but below the fold I want to suggest that there is more than entertainment value to these stories.

A sworn affidavit forwarded to the state Board of Elections claims that state Republican Party chairman Ferrell Blount tried to pressure Rep. Stephen LaRoque, R-Lenoir, into donating $500 to the primary opponent of Rep. Richard Morgan, R-Moore. When LaRoque refused during a Feb. 17 meeting, Blount turned to the man who ultimately filed to run against him in the May primary, Willie Ray Starling, and stated, "Willie Ray, go file."

Republican Representative Accuses NCGOP Chair of “Extortion,” Calls for His Resignation | North Carolina Democratic Party

As They Used To Say On Dragnet, "Only the Facts Ma'am"!

Only The Facts! The Whole Truth about Chicken Halwks and nothing but the Truth.

1.You have the Right to remain Silent, You Did!

2.You have the Right to a Attorney during Questioning, You waved that Right, And shot off your mouth without counsel!

3.Anything you say can & WILL be used against you in a court of Law! And again, It will be!

4. At this time you have indicated that you did not want a attorney and you wish to enter into evidence the following evedence

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Funniest thing you've seen in a while.

Streak ends at two

I'm sad to report that the unprecedented but brief outbreak of journalistic integrity in Western North Carolina is over.

Today in the Asheville Citizen-Times, Julie Ball wrote extensively about budget woes locally for the National Park Service. Apparently, (among other things) the Blue Ridge Parkway can't afford the 700,000 maps it hands out annually. Staff at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has been cut by 13.

There are so many things wrong with the presentation of material, I literally don't know where to begin. And since I just listened repeatedly to the two audio clips they posted, I'm deeply depressed.


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