Category: NCGOP

Ellmers-Etheridge: The Sequel ???

  I’ve believed for some time that Bob Etheridge was planning a comeback bid in North Carolina’s Second Congressional District, now held by freshman Republican Renee Ellmers.   The man most associated — next to Roger Daltrey — with the…

Bev’s Christmas going down the drain FAST

            It’s looking like quite a blue Christmas for the Tar Heel State’s boss lady.  According to her friends at the N&O, one of Bev’s appointees has resigned in protest from her crime commission:  One…

No justice at all in Bev’s veto

    Once again, Ms. Perdue-Eaves is standing in the way of common sense in Raleigh.   Our Boss Lady (til 2012) vetoed the legislature’s repeal of the 2009 Racial Justice Act. The original 2009 legislation, rammed through by a…

The Grinch is trying to steal Boss Bev’s Christmas

              Her friends at The N&O are STILL talking about those pesky private airplane flights from 2008 that SOMEHOW never made it onto her campaign report.  Now, Carolina Journal’s indefatigable investigative reporter Don Carrington…

SC : Nikki LOVES Mitt ( Tea Party falling OUT of love with Nikki?)

        In North Carolina,  Republican Renee Ellmers was unexpectedly propelled past Democrat Bob Etheridge in the 2010 race for the state’s 2nd congressional district seat in Washington.  Once sworn in, Ellmers latched on to John Boehner and…

Will indictment of Boss Bev’s bag man bounce back on Senator Hagan?

Boss Bev’s campaign finance chief was in court yesterday, and WRAL was there: Gov. Beverly Perdue’s former campaign finance chief pleaded guilty Wednesday to obstruction of justice in connection with violations in her 2008 campaign. Peter Anthony Reichard entered an…

An epidemic of Gingrich Fever sweeps into the Carolinas

South Carolina’s primary is in January.  North Carolina’s primary is in May.  Yet, we have a ‘Team Gingrich’ — composed of some of the usual NCGOP establishment suspects —  being unveiled in Raleigh. Karen Rotterman — 1/2 of the Raleigh-based…

NC voter registrations: UNA giving DEM and REP a run for their money

    The Raleigh-based  Civitas Institute has released an interesting county-by-county analysis of recent voter registration trends.  Their analysis appears to show that registering as “unaffiliated” is one of the hottest things going right now. The analysis shows that —…

L’affaire Laroque claims a victim?

            It’s official:  Rep. Mark Hilton (R-Conover) will not be seeking reelection to the state House.  The Hickory Daily Record has the story: State Rep. Mark Hilton, R-96 District, will not seek another term in…