Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers

Even MORE on Renee’s campaign money

  My friend Al Lytton inspired me to keep rooting around on this subject.  We’ve got a report on a BB&T account with NO ACTIVITY for 2011 being reported to the state Board of Elections. I browsed on over to the Federal Elections Commission web site to see what they…

Posted in Congress Media Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers

More on Ellmers campaign finances

            I got a nice note from Al Lytton,  congresswoman Renee Ellmers’s  chief of staff, this morning (while I was in church celebrating Easter): Brant, I don’t know how you get the information to only the cover page of the report. I believe that the…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers

Renee Ellmers: BROKE?

If  Congresswoman Renee Ellmers’s campaign reporting is accurate, she raised NO MONEY in the last two quarter of 2011, and had no money on hand in her campaign committee treasury at the start of 2012. The GOP primary for her congressional seat is about one month away.  If the information…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County Politics

Pilot owner a sponsor for Walter Dalton fundraiser

            First we learned that Frank Daniels, Jr., majority owner of our local Nobel Prize-winning thrice-weekly paper here in Moore County, cut a nice check to BarryO in 2011.  Now, it appears he’s one of the “big name donors” lining up for Walter Dalton, one…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Mitt Romney Politics South Carolina

Vice-President HALEY ????

The Palmetto State governor is out hawking a new book all over the country.  She’s been campaigning for Romney all over the country. She’s been hitting Fox News and The View.  What’s up with this burst of national visibility? Some in the national media believe Governor Nikki Haley is being…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

SEANC: Democrat Party mouthpiece

I’ve been getting some — ahem — “love letters” from people defending the State Employees Association of North Carolina from my insinuations that the group is little more than a front group for the Democrat establishment.    (I previously published a report from a Democrat source revealing that he was…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy Media Politics

Arguing with idiots: Gas Prices Edition

(Apologies to Glenn Beck for lifting the title of his GREAT book.) The next time some Obama-voting granola rants about how the high prices at the pump are GEORGE W. BUSH’S fault,  hit that “person” right between the eyes with the info in  THIS great chart. It details – year…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media Obama Politics

History, Economic data point to SURE Obama loss in November

James Pethokoukis with The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in DC is one of the sharpest people out there writing on business and the economy.  He has some interesting charts up on AEI’s The American website — tracking real income in the US to national election results. Basically, when disposable income…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Politics Walter Jones

Walter Jones called one of “Ten Most Likely” to lose their House primaries

          “The Fix” — The Washington Post’s online politics blog — has tapped North Carolina congressman Walter Jones as one of the top ten incumbents MOST LIKELY to lose their primary races this year: […] Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.): If there’s one guy who’s ripe for a…

Posted in Bev Perdue Campaign 2012 Law & Order Media NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Corruption, Carolina-style 2012: “The facts are not true.”

      Wow.  I have to tuck that one away for the next time I get into hot water.   THAT is the defense put up by a state government official accused of corruption in an investigative piece by The John Locke Foundation’s Carolina Journal: Gov. Bev Perdue’s administration…