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The debt ceiling: We were tricked, y’all!

American Hustle is not just lighting up the movie screens.  It’s playing out on Capitol Hill as well. Following last week’s disgraceful surrender by House Republicans on the debt ceiling, we got all kinds of stories about how Howard Coble was the only NCGOPer to…

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NC-6 GOP: Coble’s retirement from Congress throws open the barn doors

  The dean of the North Carolina congressional delegation is calling it quits.  Greensboro’s Howard Coble — an 82 year old moderate who rose to prominence in Raleigh in the Holshouser administration and first won election to Congress in 1984 — says health issues and…

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How to tackle (and possibly beat) Howard Coble

I came across an interesting memo put together for The Campaign For Primary Accountability (CPA) by Wilkins Perkins Allen (WPA) Opinion Research.  The memo, dated April 5, featured the results of a March 20-21 poll on the 6th Congressional District GOP primary featuring Guilford County…

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6th District US HOUSE GOP race still looking tight: Coble & Flynn neck-and-neck

          The Bill Flynn campaign is touting some more straw poll results in its primary fight against the dean of the state’s congressional district running his first race in virtually a brand new district. The latest straw poll was conducted last…

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A seismic event in NCGOP congressional primaries?

    Political insiders suggest that there is a VERY good chance that Virginia Foxx could be the ONLY incumbent Republican Member of Congress from North Carolina to survive the May 8th primaries. Renee Ellmers in the 2nd, Walter Jones in the 3rd, and Patrick…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Democrats Economy Howard Coble Kay Hagan Media Mike McIntyre Moore County NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers Republicans Walter Jones

National Journal: Ellmers is NC’s most conservative Member of Congress

  National Journal, the non-partisan national publication dedicated to daily coverage of the U.S. Congress, has released its annual ideological rankings of Members of Congress.  It appears that the Tar Heel State’s newest Member of Congress, Renee Ellmers (R-2nd) has shot to the top of…

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Coble going for term #15

The Greensboro News & Record reported today that Congressman Howard Coble (R) will seek reelection to the U.S. House seat he has held since 1985.   Coble, 80, is the oldest and longest-serving member in North Carolina’s congressional delegation.  He had a lengthy hospital stay…

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McHenry, Jones facing spirited 2012 primary challenges from the right

    Republican congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) is being hit hard by his GOP primary opponent Ken Fortenberry, a retired newspaper journalist and publisher in Lincoln County.  Fortenberry suggests McHenry is talking the Tea Party talk, but is in reality too comfortable with the Washington…

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Waiting on Howard

  Howard Coble, the Republican congressman representing North Carolina’s Sixth District,  appears to be playing the part of Hamlet here at the end of 2011.  Fresh off of hospital stays in DC and Greensboro, the congressional delegation’s senior member says he can’t make up his…

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Howard Coble: 1978 was a very good year. (or was it?)

  I was really bored, trolling around on the Internet, and found this biographical info on Congressman Howard Coble’s official web site: Professional -1961-67 State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Claims Department -1967-69 Assistant County Attorney, Guilford County, NC -1969-73 Assistant US Attorney, Middle District of…