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Next stop for McIntyre: Governor?

    Congressman Mike McIntyre made a big announcement today. He’s coming back home after 18 years in DC.  A 2014 reelection was looking tough in his new GOP-leaning district. Mike and I are both native Lumbertonians.  We know each other — and know a…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Mike McIntyre Politics

NC-07: Roughly 75% of McIntyre campaign $$$ from PACs

Democrat congressman Mike McIntyre narrowly won reelection in 2012.  He was running in a GOP-majority district with his hometown gerrymandered out.  Barry Obama was on the top of the Democrat ticket.  With a Barry-less ballot, Republicans are counting on a lot less Democrat excitement this…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Democrats Larry Kissell Media Mike McIntyre Politics

“Endangered” NC Democrats running to right of challengers in US House races?

Quick.  In North Carolina’s Seventh Congressional District, can you guess which candidate won the endorsements of conservative establishment groups like the National Rifle Association,  Concerned Women for America, The National Federation of Independent Businesses, and  Americans for Legal Immigration?  If you guessed Republican nominee David…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Democrats Economy Media Mike McIntyre NCGOP Politics

Talking conservative, voting liberal (with other people’s money)

    In 2010, the nation overwhelmingly rewarded GOP candidates for Congress who promised to cut federal spending, cut taxes, roll back regulations, and restore some sanity to our nation’s government. The Club for Growth, a conservative political action committee, does an excellent job of…

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…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Democrats Media Mike McIntyre Politics

McIntyre to stick with re-election campaign to Congress

        Congressman Mike McIntyre (D), an 8th Congressional District resident, will be on the ballot for  the 7th Congressional District race in May and November.  (YAWN.)  He issued the following statement to clarify his decision to forego a bid for governor and…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Mike McIntyre Politics

NC’s 7th CD race: lobbyist parties, the death of a controversy, and an incumbent who lives in NC-8 (Oh, my)

    In May,  Illario Pantano of New Hanover County — the 2010 GOP nominee for this congressional race — and state Senator David Rouzer (R-Johnston) will face off for the privilege of taking on incumbent Democrat congressman Mike McIntyre in November. McIntyre, who has…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Democrats Larry Kissell Mike McIntyre Politics

Congressman McIntyre: Barry who?

Mike McIntyre (D-Lumberton) has represented North Carolina’s 7th District  since 1996.  He’s voted for Democrats for Speaker, but has still managed to get campaign contributions from Republicans in the district.  McIntyre pretty much votes with his caucus, but sides with the Republicans on key issues…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Larry Kissell Mike McIntyre Politics

Kissell, Shuler, McIntyre part of D.C.’s ‘Dangerous Dozen’ list

      Veteran DC-based political analyst Stuart Rothenberg has singled out three congressmen from North Carolina as part of his ‘Dangerous Dozen’ list of incumbents most likely to go down to defeat in 2012: … Larry Kissell (D-N.C.). Kissell finds himself in a redrawn district that moves…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Democrats Harris Blake Mike McIntyre NC legislature NCGOP Politics Republicans

Pinehurst’s Cummings to pursue state Senate seat?

My spies within Raleigh political circles, and on the ground here in Moore County and throughout the Sandhills region, tell me retired physician Robin Cummings of Pinehurst is seriously eyeing the state Senate seat currently held by Senator Harris Blake (R-Pinehurst), who is retiring at…