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  • Reply to: What is going on with Tricia Cotham?   1 day 7 hours ago

    It's very disappointing to see Cotham voting against Democratic interests.

  • Reply to: What is going on with Tricia Cotham?   2 days 8 hours ago

    The other Democrats included Reps. Cecil Brockman from Guilford County and Michael Wray of Halifax County, who voted for the bill when it first passed the N.C. House. Brockman said he was in the urgent care Wednesday morning and Wray said he had a family emergency, the News & Observer reported.

  • Reply to: WaPo takes a look at Anderson Clayton   2 days 15 hours ago

    She’s the real deal. Seriously. I was impressed.

  • Reply to: Dale Folwell: Vote for me. I’m not insane.   4 days 11 hours ago

    The GOP primary will come down to this question: Who do GOP voters hate more, queers or blacks?

    If GOP voters hate queers more, they'll vote for Robinson, who has built his appeal on demonizing gay people.

    If GOP voters hate blacks more, they'll vote for Folwell because he's white and they can't stand the idea of some big ol' black dude callin' the shots.

    Time will tell.

  • Reply to: Dale Folwell: Vote for me. I’m not insane.   4 days 11 hours ago

    Folwell’s announcement over the weekend caused immediate ripples in state politics.

    Mecklenburg County Rep. John Bradford, the only remaining Republican to represent the Charlotte area in the legislature, quickly announced he's strongly considering a run for treasurer next year, to replace Folwell.

    Another prominent Republican lawmaker lamented what he sees as an all-but-guaranteed loss for Folwell, if Robinson also gets into the race.

    Robeson County Sen. Danny Britt wrote on Twitter that “there is not a soul that can beat Lt. Governor Robinson in a primary. We will lose what has been a fiscally strong Treasurer who will be nothing more than a speed bump in the primary. It will be a complete stomp down.”

    His tweet was “not an insult” to Folwell, Britt added. “Just facts.”

    GOP insiders have said Robinson’s comments about the LGBTQ community could hurt his chances to become governor and potentially hinder North Carolina's ability to recruit businesses. Nonetheless, likely Republican voters view Robinson more favorably than other possible GOP candidates.

    Despite being a political newcomer in 2020, Robinson beat numerous well known Republican politicians in that year’s primary for lieutenant governor. He easily won the nine-person race; the second-place finisher received fewer than half as many votes as Robinson.