NC Political Connections By News 14 Carolina reporter Tim Boyum
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Fern Shubert Speaks for Us Published by admirers of former Senator Fern Shubert. Shubert served the ole' North State well, until stepping down from her office to make a run for Governor in 2004. While she is greatly missed from office, she knows where the "bodies are buried" and is still found digging up the truth.
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Cuba Generation Y This 30-something blogger publishes at great risk to show readers outside Cuba what everyday life is like inside the oppressive, Communist nation. Think you like Communism...read this blog and think again!
Smart Girl Politics Conservative Women bloggers, and a few men, who are here to refresh you when you are thirsty.
LadyBlog A modern take on traditional women. Classier than tea service. Like Fight Club but with better hygiene. Sightly more aggro than a cucumber sandwich.
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Capital Letters Jordan Schrader covers North Carolina government for the Asheville Citizen-Times.
Sister Toldjah National conservative blogger who tells it like it is. She loves North Carolina and occasionally picks up items from KCC on her blog.
Called 2 Action Check out this site, run by Steve Noble. He's a member of the religious right and he tells the truth as he sees it. He calls himself an equal opportunity offender. Check out what he has to say!
NC Politics New Bern native (and your blogger's fellow high school classmate -NBSHS '85) Steve Hale writes from Pitt County about his take on the North Carolina Political scene. Check out his blog and offer up your comments.
Dateline Obamastan Cary's John Byrnes writes about national, state, and local politics. He currently serves in the Army National Guard.
Driving With One Hand Kevin LeCount is apparently driving with his LEFT hand, as this blog is written by my good friend who works for SEANC, the union of the NC State Employees. His wife, Heidi, works at my alma mater, Meredith and are good folks, despite their political leanings. Check them out.
Platform Debate, Resolutions and Convention Business at NCGOP Convention (updated with new photos)
Update 2:45 p.m. The speeches by dignitaries have concluded and the convention is now in recess as it awaits the conclusion of the credentials committee report.
The credentials are still being debated. With so much at stake at this convention, this is not surprizing.
Total delegates registered today: 651.
Next up: Rules report. Rules have been adopted.
Meanwhile, the Chad Adams election team is running about in full force. They have ear pieces like the CIA, and they've selected pretty women to wear sashes that indicate their support for Mr. Adams.
Billy Miller of Mecklenburg County is chairing the convention, once again. Mr. Miller is a fantastic conference chair, has a quick wit, and is worth the price of admission, just to listen to his quips. He's also extremely fair.
Update: 4:36 Thus far, nothing of real interest has happened this afternoon, regarding debate over rules. The convention remains stuck on the first proposal regarding changes to the wording regarding the authority of the Central Committee of the Executive of the NC GOP. There were three parts of this and they were each broken down.
With this convention scheduled to adjourn in less than half an hour (5:00 p.m. EDT), your blogger believes we won't get past this. It appears to this delegate, media member, and blogger that Saturday will provide all of the expected fireworks.
Update 4:45 We expect to see many resolutions introduced from those members of the Republican Liberty Caucus (followers of Ron Paul). Additionally, Saturday will have a lot of campaigning from the six candidates running for the offices of State Chairman and Vice Chairman.
People are now beginning to drift out of the hall to prepare for this evenings banquet featuring Congressman Mike Pence.
More later is a separate post from Congresman Pence.