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NC House Republicans have choice of 6 for speaker

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Republican candidates to succeed Thom Tillis as North Carolina House speaker are walking the fine line between praising his four years leading the chamber and critiquing his tenure to promote their independence. There are six announced candidates heading into Saturday's meeting of the House Republican Caucus in Asheboro. The lawmaker they choose will almost certainly become speaker when the full House meets in January for the formal elections. That's because the GOP holds 74 of the chamber's 120 seats. Full story...
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Brubaker ranked leading lobbyist at NC legislature

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The top leader in the North Carolina House during the mid-1990s is now atop a nonpartisan group's list of the General Assembly's most influential lobbyists. The North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research announced Tuesday that Republican Harold Brubaker ranked No. 1 on the list during the 2013 session. Full story...
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NCGOP Wilmington office grand opening

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NCGOP Wilmington office held it's general victory grand opening Saturday, May 10th at the Republican headquarters in New Hanover County. They discussed the start of campaign efforts and the paty's "Victory 365" ground campaign that launched nationally this week. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. GOP holds candidate luncheon

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This weekend, Republicans from across the state came to the New Hanover County GOP headquarters for a cookout. Full story...
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Back in GOP, LaNasa to run for NC Senate

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Justin LaNasa is back in the Republican Party and running for office again. He switched back to the GOP in July, according to the New Hanover County Board of Elections, and today filed to run for the 9th District NC Senate seat Thom Goolsby is leaving. Full story...
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White, Rouzer trade barbs during House Majority Leader Cantor’s visit

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video With the primary election just a few months away Woody White and David Rouzer are hitting the campaign trail, and Rouzer is bringing in a heavy hitter from Washington to help generate interest. Full story...
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Brunswick County man elected Chairman of North Carolina Republican Party

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The North Carolina Republican Party elected Brunswick County businessman and former Chairman of the Wake County Republican Party Claude Pope Chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party. Full story...
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McIntyre finance reporting is targeted

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videoThe NC Republican Party says US Rep. Mike McIntyre violated campaign finance reporting laws by failing to file reports on time and not disclosing individual donor contributions, according to a complaint letter. Full story...
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Perdue proposes 2013 budget

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video With little more than two weeks remaining in her term, North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue submitted her state budget proposal for the next fiscal year. Full story...
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Republicans nominate Hickey for New Hanover Commission

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videoAfter coming close to winning the seat outright during the November election, Derrick Hickey has been given a second chance at filling the void on the New Hanover County Commission. Full story...
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