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The Coz
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Mark Harris is running again. Assume he will win, because (R).

9/13/2023 8:11:45 AM

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https://www.wral.com/story/editorial-legislator-s-letter-to-constituents-reveals-demands-for-obedience-and-conformity/21057289/

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"Here’s the text of Clampitt’s note:

“So why haven’t we had a vote on the budget. Very simple – one man. The man is the leader of the Senate that has his own agenda. We all come to the General Assembly with ideas, plans and projects to help our area. Because of his position – leadership position in the Senate – he has the potential to have an item included in the budget that hasn’t been introduced as a bill, nor has it been assigned to a committee, or vetted by any committee and reviewed by his own Senators. None of the rest of us have this privilege. I only got to see his casino language on Monday at a meeting of those of us that are members of the NC House of Representatives Freedom Caucus.

“The meeting was set up by the Chair, Keith Kidwell. Mr. Kidwell asked Mr. Berger up front, was the casino language going to be part of the budget. Mr. Berger made the declaration that it would be - period. Mr. Kidwell attempted to rationalize with Mr. Berger that he may get more support by running it as a stand-along bill and would possibly garner more support. Mr. Berger then stated that he was giving an information meeting and was not interested in debate, questions or amendments. This meeting lasted an hour, and it was very disturbing the way I and my colleagues we(re) talked down to, bullied, disrespected, intimidated, and threatened that if we did not agree to have this included in the budget, ran on the house floor and pass, that the entire budget process would be reset. (Emphasis added)

“Which meant that ALL the member projects would be reviewed and possibly be in jeopardy of even being included in the new budget. He is attempting to shift the blame and lack of progress on the state’s budget to the Speaker and the NC Freedom Caucus.

“I can tell you that is not true, and do not believe what you see or hear in the media. There is more I could go on about this. I believe that you should by now have a better understanding of what is really happening. Just to belay any fears of not having a budget, the House has options available and will work to optimize those options.

“-- Mike Clampitt”"

9/20/2023 12:11:40 PM

marko
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continually... NOT CREDIBLE

9/22/2023 9:12:53 AM

thegoodlife3
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https://www.wral.com/story/wake-democrat-exiled-to-supply-closet-at-nc-general-assembly/21060423/

they’re getting more and more emboldened

9/22/2023 11:40:19 AM

Pupils DiL8t
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What a douche

9/22/2023 1:11:55 PM

emnsk
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when registering to vote in NC, why would you even choose a party

since unaffiliated people can vote in the primary of their choice

9/22/2023 6:44:47 PM

The Coz
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To own the libs, of course! Don't be silly!

9/22/2023 7:06:51 PM

emnsk
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I wanna file a fake voter registration form to test if it works or not

but then i'd be committing a felony
but how would they know it was me if I put a fake name

address?
but get a po box under a trust
then what

there's gotta be some tww member who is an expert in fraud

help me out in this theoretical scenario

9/22/2023 8:21:19 PM

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^seems easier to just buy votes

9/22/2023 9:41:53 PM

Pupils DiL8t
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Does anyone know what this is about?

https://popular.info/p/north-carolina-republicans-create

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"North Carolina's new $300 billion state budget contains a provision that gives extraordinary investigative powers to a partisan oversight committee co-chaired by Senate Leader Phil Berger (R) and House Speaker Tim Moore (R).

The Joint Legislative Committee on Government Operations — or Gov Ops for short — is empowered to seize 'any document or system of record' from anyone who works in or with state and local government during its investigations. The rule applies to contractors, subcontractors, and any other non-state entity '“receiving, directly and indirectly, public funds,' including charities and state universities.

Moreover, Gov Ops staff will be authorized to enter 'any building or facility' owned or leased by a state or non-state entity without a judicial warrant. This includes the private residences of subcontractors and contractors who run businesses out of their homes, lawmakers say.

Alarmingly, public employees under investigation will be required to keep all communication and requests 'confidential.' They cannot alert their supervisor of the investigation nor consult with legal counsel. Violating this rule 'shall be grounds for disciplinary action, including dismissal,' the law reads. Those who refuse to cooperate face jail time and fines of up to $1,000. In the event that Gov Ops searches a person’s home, these rules mean that the person 1) must keep the entry a secret, 2) cannot seek outside help (unless necessary for fulfilling the request, the law says), and 3) could face criminal charges if Gov Ops deems them uncooperative."



I just realized that the above article was posted in another thread, so I'll add another relevant article:

https://tinyurl.com/mrxtvzue

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"In North Carolina, Republicans Seek More Control Over Elections

The G.O.P.-led legislature may seize control of state and local election boards from the Democratic governor, fueling a feud that could resonate in 2024."


[Edited on October 2, 2023 at 1:42 PM. Reason : ]

10/2/2023 1:22:34 PM

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The part where is says you can't consult counsel sounds super unconstitutional.

10/3/2023 12:04:04 PM

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"Acting" Governor Mark Robinson is scheduling a super secret mystery event tomorrow while Roy is in Japan for a business trip. According to the Constitution Mark is in charge if the Governor leaves the state.

https://www.wral.com/story/lt-gov-robinson-announces-special-event-while-briefly-serving-as-acting-governor/21092402/

10/11/2023 9:27:41 PM

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https://www.wral.com/story/lt-gov-mark-robinson-downplays-past-remarks-about-jews-declares-statewide-israel-solidarity-week/21093457/

His "secret event" was declaring a “North Carolina Solidarity With Israel Week”... well played Robinson.

https://myfox8.com/news/politics/your-local-election-hq/nc-democrats-ask-gop-leaders-to-condemn-mark-robinson-as-republicans-walker-folwell-attack-antisemitic-comments/

https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/antisemitism/article-757927

10/12/2023 10:54:44 AM

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10-3-1 (swing that leans R) incoming

10/25/2023 7:38:40 AM

The Coz
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NC, I am disappoint.

10/25/2023 8:01:58 AM

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https://www.wral.com/story/robinson-vengeance-remarks-stir-controversy-within-nc-gop/21183619/

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""I don't have to listen to those in my own party who have watched as my back has been whipped by our enemies, who refuse to stand up with me because they're cowards," Robinson thundered. "I don't have to worry about it. Because one day, Jesus Christ is going to ride back to this earth on that white horse. When he does, he's going to bring his vengeance.""


what a whacko.

12/7/2023 8:54:18 AM

The Coz
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As long as Jesus is bringing the vengeance and not Mark Robinson. I trust Jesus to do the right thing.

12/7/2023 8:56:16 AM

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"[Mark] Robinson, a Republican, is considered the front-runner for the GOP nomination for governor. During remarks at a gathering of Robinson supporters, Trump described an encounter after the two had met. During the exchange, Trump commented on Robinson's strong speaking style. “I said, ‘You know what? I swear I think you're better than Dr. Martin Luther King,’ And I wasn't sure if he was happy about that. Dr. Martin Luther King was great. And I think he didn't like that comparison but he accepted it. But [Robinson] gives some speeches that were so incredible"


https://www.wral.com/story/nc-s-robinson-better-than-mlk-trump-says-in-mar-a-lago-speech/21194914/

12/14/2023 10:34:38 AM

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2024 gonna be a reckoning.

Robinson would be regressive as hell

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"Mark became a household name in 2018 when he delivered an incredibly strong address to the Greensboro City Council defending the 2nd Amendment. This speech went viral and to- date has been viewed over 200 million times online."


Dude wants to upend education in the state too. Not even your normal "corporate" Republican.

He's like an evil inverse vivek ramaswamy

[Edited on December 14, 2023 at 10:49 AM. Reason : "]

12/14/2023 10:48:25 AM

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NC bans investing, contracting with Ben & Jerry’s ice cream over its stance on Israel

https://amp.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article283382483.html

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"North Carolina barred investment in Ben & Jerry’s after the world-famous ice cream seller said it didn’t want to sell its products in Israeli settlements.

The announcement Thursday reflects continuing controversy over whether companies should take positions on political issues, after recent debates over corporate moves involving Starbucks, Disney and others.

State Treasurer Dale Folwell said his office is required by state law to add Ben & Jerry’s to its “list of companies subject to divestment and contract restrictions due to their boycott of Israel.” This action includes affiliates of Ben & Jerry’s, such as its parent company, Unilever PLC, and Unilever’s subsidiaries. Folwell ordered the state pension fund to divest itself of $40 million in Unilever assets, according to a press release.

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“What I’ve tended to do is to manage the pension plan in a way that reflects the culture of our state, whether through proxy voting or through issues like this and it is not the culture of North Carolinians to be antisemitic or anti-Israel or anti-Jew,” he said.

The founders of Ben & Jerry’s, in saying they wanted to “halt sales outside Israel’s democratic borders,” said they were not boycotting Israel. They also noted they are Jewish. “As Jewish supporters of the State of Israel, we fundamentally reject the notion that it is anti-Semitic to question the policies of the State of Israel,” they wrote in a New York Times opinion piece."

12/22/2023 1:36:11 PM

emnsk
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I saw this yesterday, so stupid. What happened to private enterprise... lol

Not to mention, they just said they're not expanding into the settlements. Has the US Government itself not sanctioned settlers on numerous occasions?

[Edited on December 22, 2023 at 3:57 PM. Reason : The only thing I think the nc gop are good for is guns]

12/22/2023 3:54:32 PM

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The fact that they are rolling Bill “I’ll put them in the ground” Graham out as a candidate is all you really need to know about the GOP in NC.

What a clown that guy is

12/26/2023 11:01:54 AM

The Coz
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Better than Mark Robinson?

12/26/2023 12:27:14 PM

thegoodlife3
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Robinson makes Graham look like a dignified statesman

12/27/2023 12:21:57 PM

DROD900
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They are both horrible, wasn’t trying to put one higher than the other. I wanted to give Graham some shame in this thread

12/27/2023 6:34:25 PM

emnsk
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^^
Lol, yeah.

12/28/2023 8:34:01 AM

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RIP pornhub

12/28/2023 2:58:06 PM

emnsk
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A lot more people about to discover VPNs!

Man, I searched "GOP 'you know what'" to get a news article and got hit with "you know what" lol.
they get you every time...

12/28/2023 5:52:31 PM

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https://www.wral.com/story/editorial-lt-gov-robinson-needs-to-answer-questions-of-campaign-finance-irregularities/21229494/


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From a review of Robinson’s 2020 campaign finance reports, it appeared to Hall that Robinson’s campaign may, among several concerns listed, have:

Used campaign cash to pay off personal loans;
-Improperly Accepted anonymous donations in excess of the allowable limits;
-Accepted contributions from forbidden business sources;
-Accepted individual contributions in excess of the allowable limits;
-Accepted donations from out-of-state political action committees not authorized to be involved in North Carolina elections;
-Failed to disclose required donor identification information;
-Included discrepancies between total income from detailed contribution listing pages and that listed on the summary page.

Shortly after Hall filed his complaint one of Robinson’s political consultants at the time, Conrad Pogorzelski, passed the complaint off as, at the most, clerical errors.

...

When it was disclosed in July 2022 that Robinson had unpaid Guilford County tax bills going back to 2006, he did finally pay off the delinquent taxes and passed it off, saying “I’m not very good at math.”

He’s been through three bankruptcies (1998, 1999 and 2003) and, according to court records, seven years of unpaid federal income taxes. He’s even faced eviction from his home, after he failed to make payments.

He’s even failed – until a news organization disclosed it – to file timely data on statements of financial interest state officials are required to complete.
...
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1/10/2024 11:23:25 AM

marko
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that won't bother him

1/10/2024 11:30:28 AM

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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trans-women-should-be-arrested-over-bathroom-use-nc-gubernatorial-candidate-says/ar-BB1ibex6

What a fucking buffoon. Is he seriously the only person Republicans have to run? For the record I don’t support this man and will not be voting for him.

2/13/2024 8:26:58 AM

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He's running against Bill Graham, Dale Folwell and Andy Wells, but he'll likely win the nomination, because the Republican party is irrevocably broken.

2/13/2024 8:48:07 AM

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No, they got Bill Graham and Dale Folwell also. But they will probably split the non-Robinson vote and allow him to win the primary easily. Also because he's a "proven leader"! NC really needs required primary runoffs when no candidate receives greater than 50% of the vote to help reduce this idiocy. Should be the rule everywhere.

2/13/2024 8:58:14 AM

Bullet
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Jeez, talk about deja vu. The Republican base feasts on hate.

2/14/2024 1:02:16 PM

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He's a legitimate moron, and there's a real threat/chance he becomes the next Governor because lots of other morons love the fact he's one of them.

2/14/2024 3:25:59 PM

The Coz
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Seen this plot before.

2/14/2024 4:29:47 PM

The Coz
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It ended with President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho

2/14/2024 6:25:50 PM

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https://www.wral.com/story/a-republican-candidate-voted-from-the-wrong-address-will-it-affect-his-bid-for-congress/21305345/

2/29/2024 12:28:54 AM

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https://www.politico.com/news/2024/03/05/north-carolina-gov-primary-00144815

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"[Mark Robinson] and his allies have dismissed the electability argument, saying his critics just don't understand the modern GOP.

'If you were crafting a script and trying to design a character that would be the perfect character for the moment where politics are in 2024, you'd be hard pressed to find much different than what you have with Mark Robinson,' said Jonathan Felts, a longtime GOP operative who is helping lead a pro-Robinson super PAC."

3/5/2024 10:12:19 AM

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I think that’s probably true. Robinson seems like a true believer in the qanon antivax nexus and he supports anti Black policies and will say whatever trump wants him to.

And he lets trump supporters say they’re not racist

His blatantly anti semitic comments are his biggest weakness

3/5/2024 11:03:24 AM

The Coz
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That won't matter much in NC. Not exactly a huge Jewish population.

3/5/2024 11:46:47 AM

emnsk
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Who did you guys vote for Governor, in the primary? Folwell or Graham?

3/5/2024 12:54:46 PM

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https://www.wral.com/story/far-right-challenger-defeats-nc-schools-superintendent-truitt-in-gop-primary/21314676/

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"Morrow has five children, the youngest of whom is enrolled in a North Carolina homeschool co-op. Her children have not attended North Carolina public schools but some attended public school when the family lived in Texas and Colorado.

The Cary resident, who lost a 2022 campaign for a Wake County school board seat, has called schools “socialism centers” and “indoctrination centers,” and urged people not to send their children to them. In 2022, she apologized for anti-Islamic social media posts, including calling Islam “evil.” Morrow attended the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol with her oldest children and said she was there to teach her children a lesson about citizens’ role in a democracy. She’s pushed numerous conspiracy theories on Covid-19 vaccines and the 2020 presidential election and called for “taking out” enemies."

3/6/2024 1:40:35 PM

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^^I voted for Haley and that's it. None of the other offices.

3/6/2024 8:23:08 PM

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^^gop needs to run more ppl like this so dems can run normal ppl and gain a better advantage

3/6/2024 9:29:54 PM

emnsk
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^^

Dang, should've man. ^^^ is an example why.

3/6/2024 9:57:01 PM

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My parents couldn't vote for Haley in time cause in NC and I think here in TX you have to change registration

3/6/2024 10:40:22 PM

TreeTwista10
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In NC if you are registered as Unafilliated, you can vote in either primary (but not both)

3/6/2024 11:04:53 PM

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Lol i was more dem before my parents prob

Now sometimes they seem more left than me. Old ppl funny that way sometimes

3/6/2024 11:17:06 PM

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https://www.wral.com/story/editorial-radical-n-c-council-of-state-nominees-aren-t-focused-on-peoples-needs/21316974/

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"CBC Editorial: Thursday, March 7, 2024; #8913

The following is the opinion of Capitol Broadcasting Company

Former North Carolina Gov. Jim Martin had an oft-repeated set of priorities he said reflected those the state’s citizens had for elected leaders and state government:

“Better public schools, better roads, better jobs and a better environment.”

They are more than platitudes of a bygone era. Astute politicians – such as Gov. Martin -- understood the expectations citizens had for their state government.

For three top of the ticket candidates who won nominations for governor (Mark Robinson), attorney general (Dan Bishop) and superintendent of public instruction (Michele Morrow) they are passe sentiments that need to be set aside in the rush to cut taxes, reduce spending for public services and maintenance of public facilities and push the imposition of a narrow ideological agenda.

Michele Morrow, a nominee for Superintendent of Public Instruction, is backed by Moms for Liberty and was among those at the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol and says the 2020 election was stolen. It was not.

In 2022 she lost a campaign to be a member of the Wake County Board of Education. She says public schools are “socialism centers” and “indoctrination centers” and people should not send their children to them.

The other nominee for Superintendent of Public Instruction is Maurice “Mo” Green. Green, a lawyer, has served as Guilford County Schools superintendent and deputy superintendent and chief operating office for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

He says public schools should prepare students for life after high school and provide character development as a part of their education. School employees need to be respected and school services need to be better tailored to meet students’ needs. More must be done, he says, to engage parents and community members in schools to ensure a safe learning environment.

2024 Attorney General nominee Dan Bishop, currently a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, is probably best known as the sponsor and architect of the infamous 2016 House Bill 2 – “the bathroom bill” that was widely recognized as an attack to discriminate against those who identify as LGBTQ. Studies showed the revulsive reaction to the law cost the state $3.76 billion in lost business – economic development projects canceled, conventions, entertainment and sporting events and other canceled tourism and convention activities.

It was fully repealed in 2020.

Bishop has been among the loudest voices claiming, wrongly, that the 2020 election of President Joe Biden was fraudulent. He has never suggested there is any taint to his status from votes in the same election that sent him to his second term in the U.S. House. In Congress he has established reputation for being among the most strident partisans and is a member of the Freedom Caucus.

The other nominee for attorney general is Jeff Jackson – like Bishop a former state legislator and member of Congress from the Charlotte area. The legislature gerrymandered Jackson out of his district – part of the incentive that led him to run for attorney general. He has emerged as a rare bipartisan voice – working with a coalition of representatives to co-sponsor legislation – for example -- to help members of the National Guard pay for college education, regulate so-called gas station heroin and cyberspace security.

Mark Robinson is a nominee for governor and has been the lieutenant governor since 2021. The New York Times headline greeting his primary victory says it all: “North Carolina Republicans Picked Their Man, and He’s a Doozy.”

There’s more here, and here, and here, or here.

Josh Stein, the other nominee for governor, has been the state’s attorney general since 2017 and before that served four terms in the state Senate. Among his significant efforts has been his work to hold drug firms – makers, distributors and drug stores – accountable for their role in the opioid epidemic. His efforts resulted in settlements that have brought more than $1.5 billion to the state and local governments to fund efforts to fight the epidemic and provide community-based treatment for those dealing with addiction.

Those who will be atop the Council of State ballot in November will offer a stark contrast, but an easy common-sense choice:

Imposition of a strict creed being pushed by special interests;

Or, as former Gov. Martin oft repeated;

“Better public schools, better roads, better jobs and a better environment.”"

3/7/2024 2:19:14 PM

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