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NC-09: Bishop gets Club For Growth nod

  So, I guess that other IE was for “opposing”  Stony Rushing.   The Club For Growth threw us for a loop with their endorsement in the Third Congressional District.   In the Ninth, they appear to be betting it all with the man who…

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NC-03: Mike Speciale on Grass Roots NC, in his own words ….

  There’s been a lot of talk about Grass Roots NC’s “recommendation” of Michael Speciale in the Third Congressional District congressional race.  It will be interesting to see how intensely the Speciale campaign touts this “recommendation” given what the candidate himself had to say about…

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NC-03: Even More questions about that GRNC “recommendation”

  I know, for tax purposes, you can’t say “endorsement” — even though THAT is exactly what it looks like is going on here.  In a previous post, we raised questions about how Grass Roots North Carolina came to a  decision on a particular candidate…

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#nc-03 Money Talk (part I): Nix, Law, DeLuca, Clark, and Rouse

  FEC reports came due.  These first reports cover the period of February 1 through April 10.   Let’s take a look, shall we?   Michele Nix (R)    Contributions: $45,003.50 Expenditures:  $36,283.41 Cash-on-Hand:  $11,720.09 (*No loans or other debts reported)   Phil Law (R)…

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#nc-03: Mystery national group ponies up $$$$ for Cairns ad-buy

  And NO it is not named The Club For Growth.  Our sources tell us that an independent expenditure (an “IE” in political weenie talk)  called “Awake Carolina” has purchased $60,000 in broadcast advertising time to benefit GOP candidate Celeste Cairns.   It looks like…

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#nc-03 voting turnout update

  (Thanks to our friends at Civitas.)  As of the close of business today,  there have been 6,993 votes. Women still have about a 200 vote edge over men.    Republicans are still outpacing Democrats  by about the same  margin as our last report.  The…

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NC-03: Club For Growth endorses — Celeste Cairns ?????

  I struggled to find ANY information about the Emerald Isle Republican when she first filed.  No web presence whatsoever.  But the DC-based Club For Growth appears to know all they need to know:     The Club For Growth was founded a number of…

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NC-03: White, 60+, female, REP voters topping voter turnout thus far

  Civitas has a great tool for tracking the early voting in the Third Congressional District’s special election.  Here’s a summary of what we’re seeing through today: 5730 total votes cast thus far only 730 of those votes were cast by blacks Republican turnout is…

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Ally, donor to #nc-09’s Dan McCready: Al Qaeda threat is overblown

  Sudanese immigrant Ilhan Omar has made quite  a name for herself since arriving in Washington.  She was one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress.  Her BIG MOUTH inspired a bipartisan anti-hate resolution to pass the House overwhelmingly.     Omar has…

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NC-09: A Green!

  Yes, it appears the Green Party will join the Libertarian  Party, the Republicans and Democrat Ginger McCready in this scrum  for the Ninth Congressional District.    Loran Allen Smith of Charlotte will carry the tree-hugger (and likely recyclable) banner into the general election. Halfway…