NC-02: Pro-union GOP front PAC shells out big bucks to prop up Renee Ellmers

You’re probably getting hit with all kinds of mailers trumpeting congresswoman Renee Ellmers’s “conservative” record. Ads will likely soon hit the radio and TV airwaves amplifying those claims.  Question:  If Renee Ellmers is such a stellar conservative, then WHY is a Super PAC mostly funded by unions and aimed at wiping out the Tea Party so enthusiastic about her?  The Federal Elections Commission (FEC) shows that the Defending Main Street Super PAC provided $190,000 to the reelection efforts of Ellmers on February 1.   Here’s conservative icon Michelle Malkin on why this group is one conservatives need to be wary of:  Unions…

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NC-02: Heritage Action says Renee Ellmers most liberal GOP House member from NC

Heritage Action, the political arm of The Heritage Foundation, produces ratings that have become the gold standard for evaluating how conservative Members of Congress truly are.  They track votes throughout the year and rate each member of the House and Senate on a scale of ZERO (Bernie Sanders liberal) to 100 (Ted Cruz conservative.) The average House Republican is scoring 63 percent out of a possible 100 percent. The current ratings from Heritage Action show Walter Jones and George Holding tied, with 89 percent ratings, as the most conservative House members from North Carolina.  Mark Meadows and Mark Walker are next…

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#NC-02: George Soros says THANKS to Renee Ellmers

The N&O describes Main Street Advocacy as “business conservatives.”  Michelle Malkin offers a more accurate picture of the group – -revealing the group to be a bunch of leftists with Rs next to their names operating off of George Soros and labor union cash. As an aside, check out this post from Main Street’s blog:  ”Is Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) actually a senator — or a Republican? It’s hard to believe that he is either one, in any meaningful sense, after his performance this past weekend. On Friday, Cruz stood on the Senate floor and charged that Majority Leader Mitch…

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#NC-02: BIG pro-abortion GOPer a BIG Renee Ellmers fan

The shocking videos of Planned Parenthood officials bartering for baby parts has shocked America.  North Carolinians and folks from across the country were mortified when Renee Ellmers took the lead to block passage of a late-term abortion ban. The latest FEC filings indicate that one of the leading advocates for softening the GOP’s pro-life position has given big to congresswoman Renee Ellmers.  Candace Straight is national co-chairman of “Republican Majority for Choice.”  Here’s how she showed up in the latest Ellmers campaign filing:    THAT, in case you are wondering, is the maximum amount one person can give to a…

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NC-02: Pro-lifers circulate letter of condemnation targeting Renee Ellmers

The representative for North Carolina’s Second Congressional District is still feeling the political aftershocks from her decision earlier this year to lead the torpedoing of a late-term abortion bill.  A leading anti-abortion / pro-life organization has targeted Renee Ellmers with an online letter of condemnation: National Pro-Life Letter of Condemnation   To : Representative Renee Ellmers Dear Representative Ellmers, By opposing the ban on partial birth abortions, you sided with Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and the entire abortion industry. You deliberately betrayed the pro-life movement in order to appease the left-wing media. Your actions now guarantee that…

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Renee Ellmers & the 2012, 2013 AND 2015 late-term abortion bans

US Rep. Renee Ellmers recently made a mess for herself on an issue that should have been a slam-dunk for her.  Ellmers has regularly been endorsed by pro-life activists.  Yet, last month, she stirred up a ruckus by pulling her sponsorship of a late-term abortion ban that had been wholeheartedly endorsed by her apparent allies in the pro-life movement. Ellmers offered up a number of excuses for her action.  She expressed concern about a provision that says rape and incest victims need to file a police report before trying to get a late-term abortion.  The problem?  She had co-sponsored and…

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The Lyin’ Queen: Amnesty, gay marriage, govt spending, late-term abortion, ObamaCare and Renee Ellmers

Is she unbalanced?  Is she a pathological liar?  Or is she merely just not as skilled in the art of deception and flim-flammery as the rest of her colleagues are?  Those are just some of the questions being posed by the angry and perplexed constituents of 2nd district congresswoman Renee Ellmers. In 2012, she won rave reviews from the gay marriage crowd for publicly criticizing the marriage amendment to the state constitution, but then had the nerve to run campaign ads labeling herself “a fighter for family values.” Since she arrived in DC, Ellmers has mouthed vague platitudes about wanting…

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Renee Ellmers: The gift that keeps on giving

She can melt down on national radio.  She can scream at her constituents.  She can ignore and avoid a good chunk of her district.  But, somehow — despite violating all of the basic rules of politics and elected office —  Renee Ellmers keeps getting back to DC.  By the time the dust settles in November, Clay Aiken may be feeling a lot like Mike Dukakis (played by John Lovitz) in this classic SNL skit.  Ol’ Renee has made a big deal out of leading the fight to make the GOP more female-friendly.  She’s told us how MEN have screwed up…

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NC-02: Getting franked by Renee Ellmers

The GOP primary challengers in congressional districts 2 and 3 were in The N&O today bashing the GOP incumbents for allegedly using their congressional franking (AKA free mailing) privileges for political purposes. You hear that every election year in districts all over the country.  The charge usually draws eye rolls.  I’ve worked on Capitol Hill.  Of course, my time there was prior to the time email and the web were so widely in use.  A lot of correspondence had to go out.  Constituents voicing their concerns on issues had to be responded to.  Folks seeking help with government agencies needed…

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Renee Ellmers: Reina de Amnistía

I’ve been hearing some rather disconcerting stuff being whispered about plans for our congressional representative from the Second District.  DC sources tell me plans are in place for Renee Ellmers to be a point-person for the House leadership on immigration reform.  A few weeks back, a NC-based GOP campaign consultant went public with the story on an episode of NC Spin – making me take these whispers a whole lot more seriously.  Tea Party-aligned anti-amnesty forces have already been expressing concerns about Ellmers’ views on immigration reform.  Ellmers spoke to an Asheboro rally of pro-amnesty activists where she reiterated her…

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