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Politico: Mark Walker IS ‘Public Official A.’

  We raised the question about this anonymous official described in the indictment of Robin Hayes.  Politico appears to have found the answer: Republican Rep. Mark Walker has been caught up in a federal corruption probe that has rocked the North Carolina Republican Party and…

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#ncpol: Walker vs. Tillis ????

  Mark Walker  is the latest  name being thrown about by folks who really want to see special-interest-cash-whore Thom Tilli$$$ move on to do something else:   Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) is under fire from conservative activists for supporting a Democratic effort to block President…

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#ncpol: Mark Walker? (*SIGH*)

I had high hopes for this guy.  He had quite a bit of outsider street cred when he first ran.  But, sadly – like so many others who go to DC — he has fallen in love with the place: […] On Wednesday’s broadcast of…

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#ncpol: Mark Walker (R) gets kissy-face with Lee County Dems, (forgets?) to call local GOPers

That’s the take I’m getting from Lee County Republican leaders this weekend in the wake of the publication THIS driveby media article:  SANFORD — Sitting in the conference room at the Buggy Factory for a few hours may not sound like fun to most, but…

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#ncpol: Walker on the Tilli$$$$ amnesty train, too?

Thom The Therrible showed his cards on amnesty the other day.  Is Congressman Mark Walker signaling his intent to join Thom Tilli$$$  on that perilous journey?: […] Walker also wants Republicans to lead a new approach on overhauling the immigration system. “When Republicans talk about,…

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NCGOP congressional Cojones Check: Jones? Yep. Walker? Yep. Anyone else? (*Crickets*)

My that tough talk against “government waste” fades away fast once the polls close, doesn’t it?   Once again, the, um, “honorables” in DC shirked their constitutional duty to PASS A BUDGET.  Instead, they’ve hit us with yet another bloated, shameful “stopgap spending measure” to…

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#nc-06: The Walker Record

His voting record has been a substantial improvement over that of his predecessor Howard Coble. But Mark Walker has picked up some during his first term for, among other things, flip-flopping on amnesty for illegal aliens AND supporting John Boehner for speaker.  Conservative Review has given…

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NC-06: Mark Walker. Challenged from the right. By a FORMER DEMOCRAT.

I’ve talked to a lot of people from this congressional district who believe they got snookered — sold a bill of goods — by a certain preacher from Greensboro.  Mark Walker talked a good game to get into office — like Renee Ellmers — and…

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The Orange One Lives: Only TWO Carolinas reps bother to listen to the people

It was the biggest rebellion against a House speaker in 150 years.  Recent polling found 60 percent of Republicans wanting a new speaker of the House.  Only eighteen percent believe speaker John Boehner and Senate leader Mitch McConnell are doing a good job. Yet, when…

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#NCSEN: the drive-by media’s flexible definition of ‘controversial’

In 2008 and 2012, we were told not to worry about Barry Obama’s preachers — Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Father Michael Pfleger. We’re told that Bill Barber is a credible Man of God striving to help the state’s poor.  *He’s no kook.* Now, in September 2014,…