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Art Pope and Co. anchor McCrory transition

Governor-Elect Pat McCrory's transition team includes conservative stalwart and political contributor Art Pope and several others who worked at Pope-funded organizations.

Political operatiave Jack Hawke is a former president of the John W. Pope Civitas Institute. He's part of the transition team leadership.

Transition director Thomas Stith is a former Civitas Institute vice president.

Lindsey Wakely worked at the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law, and is former legal counsel for Pope's company, Variety Wholesalers. She's the transition lawyer.

Pope is CEO and chairman of Variety Wholesalers and chairman and president of the John William Pope Foundation. He is a co-chairman overseeing transition operations.


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Well folks

With the count barely in, the sour grape committee is already judging the winner. Good gracious, let the guy get into office before ripping him. And remember, we are coming from the worst  scandal ridden administration money could buy.

N&O Attack Dogs Switch Targets....

The N&O Attack Dogs that went after Paul Newby (unsuccessfully, I might add) are now officially redirected to an old McClatchy foe - the eeeevil arch villain Art Pope.

Like ravenous pitbulls, the handful of "reporters" still on the N&O payroll will now scratch and claw to file daily stories on the supposed eeevil machinations of "the Pope Machine".

Which reporter will be assigned to dive daily into which dumpster ???

Best governor Art Pope can buy

I hope the people that voted for McCrory are happy.  NC will be in the toilet in no time.

so much for his moderate label

He hasn't even takem office yet and he's surrounded himself with Art Pope minions. My hope for him lasted about 16 hours. God help this state. 

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