Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature Politics

#ncga: In SD-9, Peterson (D) outrai$ed incumbent Lee (R) in Q2

And the beat goes on … Former Wilmington mayor Harper Peterson is one of the Democrats’ marquee challengers in this cycle.  This seat has bounced back and forth between the parties since Patrick Ballantine gave it up to run for governor.  Democrat Julia Boseman held…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics

#ncgop: *Ooof.* What we have here is a Charlie Foxtrot. (Dallas, is this YOU?)

It’s good to see NCGOP getting aggressive against the Democrats here at election time. But, guys, if you’re going to do that, get your facts straight:  A North Carolina Republican Party mailer accusing Democratic state Senate candidate Andrew Barnhill of lying about his role as…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics Richard Burr

Burr, Thilli$ do Obama a solid.

This post in National Review’s The Corner blog sums up the, um, *benefits* of a “Republican Senate” in the Obama era nicely: To nobody’s surprise, the Lee amendment to defund the Obama Administration’s radical Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule (AFFH), (a rule that essentially turns…

Posted in Congress Media NC legislature NCGOP Renee Ellmers

NCGOP once again meddling in local politics?

Are Republican power-brokers in the state trying to manipulate party organizations at the local level? It’s starting to look that way.  We reported on US Rep. Renee Ellmers issuing an endorsement via email prior to the vote for Cumberland County GOP chairman.  (That race featured…

Posted in Media NC legislature

#ncga: Lights, Camera … WELFARE !!!!

Well, they approved $45 million in corporate welfare after turning down TWENTY MILLION for being too much last session.  Movie incentives also got shot down.  So far, this year it appears all bets are off.   It appears Senator Bill “Tax-Hike ” Rabon is teaming…

Posted in Congress Media

DC GOP seeking vengeance against Cruz, Lee after CRomnibus fight

Reagan biographer and Human Events editor John Hayward has summed up the recently completed CRomnibus fight in Congress nicely: They say politics makes for strange bedfellows.  Somehow the Republican base always ends up being the bedfellow that gets kicked to the cold winter floor while…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Greg Brannon Media NCGOP Politics Tea Party

#NCSEN: Utah’s Mike Lee ALL IN for Greg Brannon

In 2010, Utah’s Mike Lee made his first bid for elected office — waging an underdog campaign taking on a well-funded, well-known GOP establishment figure in the state’s US Senate race.  Lee shocked the political world by sending Robert Bennett packing.  In 2014, it appears…

Posted in Congress Media NCGOP Politics Republicans

Burr: Resistance to ObamaCare implementation is “the dumbest idea”

From 1972 to 2002, North Carolina was represented in the US Senate by one of the nation’s most preeminent conservatives. Since 2004, we’ve been stuck with Richard Burr — a guy highly impressed with John McCain and Lindsey Graham,  who snubs leaders like Rand Paul…