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Campaign 2012: Why Renee Ellmers has SO MANY opponents

            David Bass, with Carolina Journal, is looking into why SO many people have filed to run against Congresswoman Renee Ellmers in her first reelection bid: Why did freshman U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers draw three Republican primary challengers? That question…

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Renee Ellmers: live and in living color

    One of the first people I bumped into at Saturday’s Moore GOP event was our new Member of Congress, Renee Ellmers of Dunn.  Ellmers won a close race in 2010 against a 14 year Democrat incumbent thanks, in large part, to the work…

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Renee Ellmers getting back to her Tea Party roots

          Congresswoman Renee Ellmers has re-discovered her Tea Party roots just in time for the 2nd congressional district’s GOP primary.  Many political observers say the work of The Tea Party was CRUCIAL in her 2010 upset of incumbent Bob “Boom Boom”…

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Ellmers slams state’s I-95 toll proposal

  Can I get an Amen? My congresswoman and I are singing from the same sheet of music on this issue of tolls on I-95.   I dealt with these things when I lived in Virginia in the 70s and early 80s.  There was such…

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Ellmers sets her sights on ObamaCare

          Congresswoman Renee Ellmers — an RN married to an MD — has got a true insiders perspective on American healthcare and government bureaucracy’s effect on it.  She  recently penned an op-ed on BarryO’s health care voodoo: When the Constitution and…

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Campaign 2012: Confused? Lost?

    Our local paper reported the other day that Congresswoman Renee Ellmers was campaigning in Moore  County.  However, according to her official web site, neither Southern Pines nor Moore  County are part of her district.   (The primary vote for Congress is about two…

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Potomac Fever sweeping Moore County?

    It is looking like we in Moore County could have TWO to THREE of our fellow residents on this year’s Second Congressional District ballot.   Democrat Steve Wilkins has signed on the dotted line for this race, as has Republican Clement Munno of…

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National Journal: Ellmers is NC’s most conservative Member of Congress

  National Journal, the non-partisan national publication dedicated to daily coverage of the U.S. Congress, has released its annual ideological rankings of Members of Congress.  It appears that the Tar Heel State’s newest Member of Congress, Renee Ellmers (R-2nd) has shot to the top of…

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Renee Ellmers: throwing the Tea Party under the bus, mastering the art of DC double-talk

        You need radar to track the movement of  Renee Ellmers’s positions on the issues.  Elected in 2010 as a grassroots Tea Party populist, the 2nd district Republican congresswoman has spent most of her first term at the right hand of House…

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You GO, girl !!! …

  (That’s what they say on Jerry Springer when offering enthusiastic encouragement to a female.) I’m having second thoughts on U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers.  We’ve been a little tough on her on this site. She campaigned as a Tea Party loyalist, but has spent most…