Category: Congress

Speer making some noise in 2nd district U.S. House race

A lot of people just sit around and fume to their friends about how upset they are with Washington.  Fayetteville resident Richard Speer is doing something about it.   He’s filed as a Republican challenger to incumbent Renee Ellmers in the…

Tea Party dumping Ellmers?

The fallout from a rather heated meeting in Pinehurst between local Tea Party leaders and Congresswoman Renee Ellmers has local activists ready to organize a district-wide revolt against Ellmers in the upcoming GOP primary. I talked to one Tea Party source…

#FAIL: Renee’s day in Pinehurst

      Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-Dunn) had her debut before The Moore Republican Men’s Club at lunch today.  Moore County was just added to her district, and Ellmers is pretty much of an unknown to the overwhelmingly Republican electorate…

Tea Party, Ellmers headed for a divorce?

I attended a Tea Party gathering of about 500 people tonight in Moore County.  It was a meet the candidates dinner that included leaders and activists from Moore, Lee and Harnett counties. The group heard from candidates for Congress, Council…

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…

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…

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…