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In Wake of Mayor’s Arrest, CAUTION Renews Call to End Incentive Packages

Mar 26, 2014   //   by Christian Hine   //   Char-Meck Beat, Christian Hine  //  15 Comments

CAUTION Calls for End to Incentive Deals Charges Levied Against Mayor No Surprise in World of “Pay to Play” Politics  Charlotte, NC – March 26, 2014 – Common Americans United to Inspire OUR Nation (CAUTION) announced today its disappointment that Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested on public corruption charges and that it seeks an end […]

Rhodes Calls for Tillis to Step Down Pending Investigation

Mar 21, 2014   //   by Christian Hine   //   Carolinas, Christian Hine  //  21 Comments

Former Representative John Rhodes stepped back into the political fray today at a press conference he called in Cornelius, NC.  Rhodes read from a prepared statement and didn’t take followup questions from the media.  He did suggest that more information was to come.  (The linked statement also includes supporting documents.) Among his talking points he […]

Former NC Rep John Rhodes to Speak on Reports of Pay To Play Surrounding Rep.Thom Tillis

Mar 20, 2014   //   by Christian Hine   //   Carolinas, Christian Hine  //  6 Comments

Former State Representative John Rhodes (unaffiliated) will speak on the disturbing issues of a culture of corruption and pay to play politics as recently reported surrounding Representative (Speaker) Thom Tillis (R) Mecklenburg office and the ongoing abuses against the legislative body, fellow representatives, and against the people of North Carolina by the Speaker.  Rhodes will […]

Conflict of Interest in Brannon Case?

Mar 18, 2014   //   by Christian Hine   //   Carolinas, Christian Hine  //  38 Comments

A jury verdict on February 18, 2014 found US Senate Candidate Greg Brannon liable for giving “misleading or false information in 2010 to investors regarding a mobile application being developed by Neogence Enterprises, a now-defunct tech company he helped start.” As a result, Superior Court Judge Bryan Collins, who presided over the case, found Brannon […]

Senate Race Brings Controversy to MeckGOP Fundraiser

Mar 7, 2014   //   by Christian Hine   //   Char-Meck Beat, Christian Hine  //  92 Comments

A controversy is brewing within the Mecklenburg County Republican Party. On March 15, the Party’s annual Lincoln Reagan Dinner will be held at the Carmel Country Club. This event is the single largest fundraising opportunity held every year for the County Party, which is by and large responsible for it’s own funding. It has not […]

Voter ID and Hilarious Hypocrisy

Feb 10, 2014   //   by Christian Hine   //   Carolinas, Christian Hine  //  59 Comments

Looks like William Barber and his merry band of “Moral Monday” protesters are back at it in 2014. In Raleigh this past weekend, thousands of marchers (many bused in from out of state by a motley collection of leftist organizations) took aim once again at the Republican led NC General Assembly’s work to right the […]

FreedomWorks Endorses Greg Brannon in Senate Primary

Feb 7, 2014   //   by Christian Hine   //   Carolinas, Christian Hine  //  9 Comments

On Tuesday, February 4, Matt Kibbe, the President and CEO of FreedomWorks, joined a crowd of supporters in Raleigh to announce the SuperPac’s endorsement of Dr. Greg Brannon for United States Senate. According to Kibbe,  “Greg Brannon is a solutions-oriented leader with a stellar understanding of the constitutional role of government. He knows that North […]

Media Mayhem in Race for NCSEN

Feb 3, 2014   //   by Christian Hine   //   Carolinas, Christian Hine  //  27 Comments

Content present in two recent articles regarding the competitive race for US Senate here in North Carolina leaves me scratching my head. On Wednesday, the National Journal published an article entitled “6 Signs a Republican Senate Takeover is Within Reach“.   While exciting to hear this, the case put forward for North Carolina is simply […]

Coakley’s First Democrat Opponent Announces

Jan 30, 2014   //   by Christian Hine   //   Carolinas, Christian Hine  //  3 Comments

The day following Vince Coakley’s announcement as a Republican candidate for US Congress from District 12, he has a challenger.  Brad Craver is likely the first of many who will seek the Democratic nomination for this heavily Democrat district.  His stated “moderation” would stand in stark contrast to the former occupant of the seat, Mel […]