#NCPol "..There were no compelling reasons to fire Staton, other than the longstanding and petty feud Harry Smith has had with the chancellor because he wouldn’t agree to a sweetheart real estate deal for Smith."
It's not like this was a "secret" feud, we've known about it for some time now. And yet, Republicans on the Board have kept him in that (unearned and clearly ill-advised) position of power in spite of that massive conflict of interest. And of course Republicans in the General Assembly have stood by and watched while their experiment in partisan manipulation has blown up the laboratory. Big, stinking mess.
Republicans just advanced the judicial nomination of 36 year-old Allison Jones Rushing for the 4th Circuit (NC). She has practiced law for just 9 years, only tried 4 cases to verdict or judgment in her career (none as lead counsel), and isn’t even a member of the NC bar.
Everybody's talking except the one who needs to talk:
A lot was said on the first day of evidence hearing in Raleigh. This all will decide the fate of the 9th Congressional District race #NC09#ncpol. However, it's what one man decided not to say that left a frenzy at the end of day one. @NCSBEhttps://t.co/AuyseXEhFR
Mark Harris tells the AP he recruited McCrae Dowless because he produced election results in Bladen County and other Republicans vouched for him. Harris says a background check by his political consultants missed Dowless' felony convictions #NC09#ncpolhttps://t.co/2IEBhWNMCl
Gov's office confirms DMV move vote has been taken off agenda for Tuesday's Council of State meeting. Says they heard concerns and "requested that the item be taken off the Council of State agenda to give more time to discuss its impact." #ncga#ncpol#wral#Ncdmv