#ncpol: Richard Burr. George Holding. “Solar Champions.” (Oy, vey.)

    This does not surprise me about Burr.  His core beliefs are about as flexible as those girls down at the “gentlemen’s club” near the airport.    (Just like those ladies, he works for tips, too.) But, George Holding is a different story.  I’ll have to admit, I thought he was a little weak as US attorney — ready to  cut deals at the drop of a hat.  When it came down to HIM vs. Renee Ellmers, I saw him as the much better choice for conservatives.  He started doing some things in Congress — racking up respectable conservative…

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NC-02: PACs, lobbyists pay the way for Dr. and Mrs. Nee-Nee

Renee Ellmers has set a new standard for bald-faced hypocrisy and outright lying.  She apparently thinks the voters are too stupid to check the facts.  Given her TWO reelections, she might be right about a lot of her voters.  The Ellmers campaign this year has been savaging George Holding for taking business trips to some foreign countries.  They even got  Big Govt Barbie to fire off a letter to the House Ethics Committee, on official stationery, to complain about those trips.   It’s amazing how her “concern” about Holding’s travel grew after Holding filed against her.  But, as usual, her actions…

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NC-02: The Donald on the phone for Nee-Nee

I swear, they’ve got to work on the political instincts at Trump HQ:  Donald Trump made his first congressional endorsement as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee on Saturday, releasing a robocall that features his praise of North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers. In the recording, sent to Tar Heel voters, Trump touted Ellmers as the first female House Republican to formally endorse him in the GOP primary and described her as “a fighter.” “I need her help in Washington so we can work together to defeat ISIS, secure our border and bring back jobs and frankly, so many other things,” Trump…

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Monkey Business Report: Campaign signs in NC-02

I am hearing things are getting a little rough on the ground in that 3-way fight between George Holding, Renee Ellmers and Greg Brannon. My sources are telling me that some of the Holding campaign’s yard signs are disappearing to be replaced with signs of similar style that claim Holding supports the dreaded Common Core curriculum.  (Of course, there is no ‘paid-for-by’ statement on the signs so you can tell where they came from.  They’re certainly not Holding’s.)  Yanking up someone’s campaign signs from a spot where they had permission to plant them, without their permission, is UNCOOL to say…

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NC-02: We recommend ….

It’s time to vote on our US House representation this coming Tuesday.  There are a lot of big decisions to be made.  And we’re here for you. Ready to help. In the re-formatted Second Congressional District, Republicans have three choices  — Greg Brannon, Renee Ellmers and George Holding.  It’s a predominantly GOP district, so the winner of the primary looks to get a two year stay in DC.    Let’s start with Renee Ellmers.  Anyone who has been reading this site for any time at all knows we find her completely unacceptable.  She has strayed so far from what she…

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#ncpol: Amnesty and the June primary

Donald Trump has made immigration a major issue in the presidential race.  On the congressional level, a number of candidates on the ballot for the June 7 primary have staked out interesting positions on the problem of illegal aliens:  District 2:  During last week’s televised debate, George Holding told the audience he’s not at all interested in giving a break — a “pathway to citizenship” — to people who have already broken the law.  We were also reminded during the debate that Renee Ellmers voted against (1) defunding Obama’s executive order on amnesty (2) as well as a bill prioritizing…

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#nc-02: Two guys, a girl and a Crabtree

Well, WRAL hosted a debate featuring the three candidates for this US House seat Thursday night.  Here’s the video.  Of course, I watched — so you don’t HAVE to, and made some observations: LOOK AT MEEEEEEEEEEEE.  I’M DAVID CRABTREEEEEEEEEE.  North Carolina’s very own Ted Baxter was in typical form — preening like  rooster and trying to dominate the proceedings. (He moderated the 2014 US Senate debate — five candidates, 30 minutes.  I think he talked for TEN of those thirty minutes.)  He argued with Greg Brannon about ObamaCare.  The Crab-man could not believe that someone would simply kill ObamaCare.  In fact, he opined…

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NC-02: FreedomWorks bucks Brannon, BACKS Holding

They were with Greg Brannon in his 2014 US Senate run, but they’re taking a different path in the 2016 race for the Second Congressional District:  FreedomWorks PAC today endorsed Rep. George Holding (R-N.C.) in the Republican primary in North Carolina’s Second Congressional District. Holding has an 85 percent lifetime score on FreedomWorks’ Congressional Scorecard. “Our nation is entering a critical moment in our history. Mounting deficits and crippling debt threaten our prosperity and jobs and businesses are being destroyed by the regulatory state. We need credible, proven conservatives in Washington who will fight for fiscal responsibility and work to…

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#nc-02: The lyin’ queen keeps the b.s. flowing

Renee Ellmers really really really needs to be introduced to the truth.  The woman has arguably told some of the biggest exaggerations, whoppers, and outright lies in North Carolina political history. And she does it without any apparent shame. Case in point, this whole Donald Trump endorsement thing.  ONE WEEK BEFORE THE PRIMARY she was in Chatham County voting for John Kasich at a local straw poll and praising him as ‘the only adult’ left in the race.  Trump WAS in the race then, too, by the way.  She told WRAL that she voted for Trump as a result of…

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Brannon IN, Roche OUT in NC-02 (Vernon Robinson IN for NC-13?)

Fresh off of losing his second straight US Senate primary race,  Cary physician Greg Brannon is NOW setting his sights on the new 2nd congressional district US House seat currently held by Renee Ellmers:   I heard from some Brannon advisers this morning.  They tell me they see TWO hopeful signs for their man in the congressional race: (1) the new district encompasses the footprint of his medical practice’s market, and (2) their internal polling shows Holding and Brannon tied at 32 percent with Ellmers at 24 percent. Meanwhile, veteran Ellmers nemesis Frank Roche has come to his senses and realized…

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