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Lots of interest by GOP activists in NC’s 2nd congressional district

    The 2nd District GOP convention met Saturday in Sanford. Organizers were clearly caught off guard by the large turnout for the first meeting in the newly reconfigured 2nd. Attendees spilled out of the building.  Seating was limited. One of my moles in attendance…

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Speer making some noise in 2nd district U.S. House race

A lot of people just sit around and fume to their friends about how upset they are with Washington.  Fayetteville resident Richard Speer is doing something about it.   He’s filed as a Republican challenger to incumbent Renee Ellmers in the newly configured Second Congressional District,…

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#FAIL: Renee’s day in Pinehurst

      Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-Dunn) had her debut before The Moore Republican Men’s Club at lunch today.  Moore County was just added to her district, and Ellmers is pretty much of an unknown to the overwhelmingly Republican electorate in the county.  The Men’s…

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Moore County: STILL not in 2nd Congressional District ???

The primary for U.S. House is one month away.  The local and state boards of elections tell us that Moore County is NOW in the Second Congressional District. But U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers’s official web site says that is NOT SO.  If you go to…

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Tea Party, Ellmers headed for a divorce?

I attended a Tea Party gathering of about 500 people tonight in Moore County.  It was a meet the candidates dinner that included leaders and activists from Moore, Lee and Harnett counties. The group heard from candidates for Congress, Council of State (lt. governor, secretary…

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Even MORE on Renee’s campaign money

  My friend Al Lytton inspired me to keep rooting around on this subject.  We’ve got a report on a BB&T account with NO ACTIVITY for 2011 being reported to the state Board of Elections. I browsed on over to the Federal Elections Commission web…

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More on Ellmers campaign finances

            I got a nice note from Al Lytton,  congresswoman Renee Ellmers’s  chief of staff, this morning (while I was in church celebrating Easter): Brant, I don’t know how you get the information to only the cover page of the…

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Renee Ellmers: BROKE?

If  Congresswoman Renee Ellmers’s campaign reporting is accurate, she raised NO MONEY in the last two quarter of 2011, and had no money on hand in her campaign committee treasury at the start of 2012. The GOP primary for her congressional seat is about one…

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Politico: “Rough Future” for Ellmers & other GOP freshmen

          The reliably left-of-center Politico web site has pegged Congresswoman Renee Ellmers as one of a handful of GOP House freshmen who may have a bumpy campaign season: […] Rep. Renee Ellmers came to Congress after beating out seven-term Democratic incumbent…

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Smokin’ & Drinkin’ with Renee Ellmers

          Got $500 to $2,000 burning a hole in your pocket?  You can stop in at an undisclosed location in Washington, DC to smoke cigars and drink whiskey with Renee Ellmers: So much for political correctness and good health. Rep. Sandy…