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Grow a pair. If you’re going to say it, put your name on it.

In this brave new world of cyberspace, you see an awful lot of frank, brutally honest commentary being poured out there.  Unfortunately, the most frank commentary tends to come from people who don’t leave their name, or who use an alias. It’s so much easier to be outrageous and blunt when no one knows it’s actually YOU making the statements.  I post under my real name, and I encourage all…

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Keep an eye on Ellmers

        Veteran politicos all over North Carolina’s Second  Congressional District are telling me that the political establishment and the news media could be in for a heck of a surprise on May 8.    One loyal reader, active in the GOP at the district level, tells me: “The level of indifference toward Renee Ellmers is astounding.  There are so many people in this solidly Republican district who…

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Gender moves to forefront of NC’s 2nd congressional district GOP race

            DC Republicans are making a huge deal out of female Members of Congress taking the lead on the recently passed “Small Business Tax Cut.”   Second District incumbent Rep. Renee Ellmers, up for reelection in a newly-configured district, is picking up that ball and running with it: […] Yet with the role of women now a key topic in the presidential campaign, female lawmakers…

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Marcum vs. Tillman: Pot, meet kettle. (Kettle is black.)

        One of our loyal readers — who happens to work in Southern Pines town government — offered up an interesting comment on state Senate candidate John Marcum’s elections board complaint against Jerry Tillman: “If THIS isn’t the pot calling the kettle black, I don’t know what is.  Political signs are not allowed to be put up in Southern Pines until tomorrow [April 24].  Yet,  John Marcum…

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NC Senate Dist 29 GOP race: campaign signs and election complaints

      Hotly contested races almost always come down to this type of stuff in the end. State senator Jerry Tillman (R-Randolph), that body’s Majority Whip, is running for reelection in a newly configured district against two GOP opponents from Moore County.  (Tillman’s district was combined with that of fellow GOP incumbent Harris Blake, who is not seeking reelection.) John Marcum, a Pinehurst Republican challenging Tillman in the GOP…

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Lots of interest by GOP activists in NC’s 2nd congressional district

    The 2nd District GOP convention met Saturday in Sanford. Organizers were clearly caught off guard by the large turnout for the first meeting in the newly reconfigured 2nd. Attendees spilled out of the building.  Seating was limited. One of my moles in attendance reported: “It was a real pleasant surprise to see all of those people in attendance.  The convention was a real success from that standpoint.  I…

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Retiring NC Senator Blake says Tillman best choice to represent Moore County in Raleigh

          Senator Harris Blake has won a lot of friends and supporters during his long tenure representing Moore County in the state Senate.  Retiring this year, Blake has sounded off about which of the three GOP candidates for District 29 will have his vote: The 29th District includes all of Moore County and most of Randolph County. The incumbent, Republican Sen. Jerry Tillman, of Archdale in…

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When leftist editorialists attack ..

Our local paper here in Moore County still won’t print the full text of the constitutional amendment we’re voting on in May.  And why would they?  It makes it so much easier to mischaracterize and JUST PLAIN LIE about the amendment when you keep people in the dark about what it really says.  It’s tough being a leftist these days.   The state Democrat Party is torn up with scandal…

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Tax Day in Southern Pines: Tea Party ranks swelling, Jamie Boles spelling, Richard Speer excelling, Renee Ellmers #FAILing

It was a busy afternoon in Moore County for conservative and Republican activists.  Moore Tea Citizens had a nice turnout for its fourth annual Tax Day Rally in front of the town’s post office.  The Moore County GOP also opened the doors for its campaign headquarters.   A plethora of GOP celebrities / candidates were on hand — including state House Speaker Thom Tillis. A mole reported back to me…

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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 newly configured Second Congressional District, which includes Moore County.  The candidate says he’s frustrated with politicians who say one thing at campaign time and do something different when they get…