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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…

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Heritage Action: Jones top NCGOP conservative in DC; Ellmers, Tillis and Burr most liberal NCGOPers in Congress

Heritage Action has updated (as of October 10 their Congressional score cards.   For the North Carolina delegation, Walter Jones is on top with a conservative ranking of 89 percent.  George Holding is a close second with 88 percent.  He is followed by the two Marks — Meadows and Walker…

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Heritage Action: Jones is US House’s most conservative NCGOPer

Walter Jones’s primary foes are working hard to paint him as a liberal and a “Pelosi Republican.”  The latest scorecard from Heritage Action ranks Jones as the most conservative House member (88%) from North Carolina.  George Holding comes in a close (87%) second, while Mark Meadows (83%) and Mark Walker…

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Heritage Action: Jones, Meadows NC’s top conservatives; Ellmers, Burr most liberal GOPers

According to the folks over at Jim DeMint’s shop, the two guys in our delegation in the most trouble with leadership are doing the best job of abiding by the principles of conservatism.  Reps. Walter Jones and Mark Meadows are tied at the top of Heritage Action’s scorecard for North…

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Virginia Foxx: Hatin’ on Heritage. (Lovin’ some Boehner.)

We have stuff — audio, video, photos, pdfs, and the like — coming over the transom all the time and dropping into our laps.  One of the latest arrivals is an audio recording of US Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-5th-NC) talking with some voters during The Civitas Institute’s Conservative Leadership Conference…

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Heritage Action: Meadows top conservative for NC, Duncan on top for SC

Heritage Action has updated their conservatism rankings for the current session of Congress.  There HAS been some shakeup in the North Carolina delegation.  For the current 113th Congress (2013-2014) , Reps. Mark Meadows, George Holding and Robert Pittenger appear to be racking up the most conservative voting records in the…

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Ellmers: Heritage Action = Hypocrites

        Second District  congresswoman Renee Ellmers hosted a town hall meeting in Pinehurst Tuesday night.  And, of course, we were there with a camera rolling. During the more than 150-minute event, Ellmers responded to critics who question her — and her colleagues’ — level of conservatism: ”How…

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Heritage Action poll: No need for GOP to fear govt shutdown in ObamaCare defund fight

      Richard Burr, Renee Ellmers and Bob Pittenger — take note.  It would appear that Mitch McConnell and John Boehner are blowing smoke up your posteriors: Heritage Action for America – one of the conservative groups leading the charge to pressure Republican lawmakers against voting to continue government…

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Heritage Action, activists turning up the heat in ObamaCare defund fight

Congress is in summer recess.  Typically, members go home to their districts and states to hold town hall meetings and brief the voters on happenings in DC.  Strangely, very few pols are holding court with the voters this time around. When they come back to DC, Congress will vote on…

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Heritage Action vs. Richard Burr: (Showdown at the Twitter Corral?)

  That feisty bunch at Heritage Action has been shooting with both barrels at The Tar Heel State’s US Senators.  Heritage Action often gets dismissed as a GOP group, but their people are giving Republican Richard Burr as much — if not more — HELL as Democrat Kay Hagan. North…