Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

The New “McCarthy”-ism (As the establishment spins)

If you believe the drive-bys, it’s Walter Jones’s fault.  It’s THAT GOP donor’s fault.  It’s the Tea Party’s fault. Washington is all abuzz and in turmoil over a story that has been sitting out there FOR YEARS.  But listening to the drive-bys — and the…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

#ncpol: McCarthy, um, PULLS OUT. Ellmers lawyers up.

The all-but-anointed speaker of the House is now outta  there:  House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)has dropped out of the race for the Speakership of the House moments before members were set to go behind closed doors to nominate a GOP candidate on the…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Renee Ellmers

#nc-02: The Vernon Robinson factor

He describes himself as “the black Jesse Helms.” Many other Republicans have less flattering nicknames for him. But — like it or not — Vernon Robinson has become a force to be reckoned with in the NCGOP.   Second Congressional District candidate Kay Daly (R)…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

NC-02: Well, THAT didn’t take long.

In an earlier post, we mused about how long it would take for “Pastor Randy” to show up in this congressional campaign.  For those of you not familiar with that particular episode from the 2004 GOP primary in the Fifth Congressional District, click here for…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

NC-02: #ASKHERWHY (Go ahead. Ask Her.)

It appears filing for office will be moved up to DECEMBER and the primaries will take place in MARCH.  That will likely ensure the political fireworks get off to an early start. We’ve already been treated to some bomb-throwing from the Daly family.    Now,…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

#NC-02: A few thoughts on the RINO hunt

Well, this ad popped up during the most recent televised GOP presidential debate — making it clear that North Carolina’s Second Congressional District GOP primary will be just as much of a media circus.   The primary is officially a foursome.  In the early stages…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

NC-02: And THEN there were four …

The GOP primary for the Second congressional district is looking to get even more crowded.  The political class is abuzz with the prospect of a new high-profile entry into the race.  Kay Daly — former spokesperson for the NCGOP and well-known conservative activist — is…

Posted in Congress Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

#NC-02: The three faces of Renee

There’s a classic book and a movie out there called ‘The Three Faces of Eve’ — focusing on a woman’s multiple personalities.  Here in the second congressional district, we’re ‘blessed’ with a representative who also apparently suffers from that same malady.  Let’s ID and discuss…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

NC-02: She’s Lyyyyyyyyying. (Her lips are moving.)

Renee Ellmers is running to and fro trying to convince low-information voters across the Second District that she has been a valiant warrior princess against ObamaCare.  This week, she was in Apex to “renew the conversation on ObamaCare.”: […] Congresswoman Renee Ellmers joined a roundtable…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress George Holding Patrick McHenry Renee Ellmers Richard Burr Thom Tillis Virginia Foxx

Heritage Action: Jones is US House’s most conservative NCGOPer

Walter Jones’s primary foes are working hard to paint him as a liberal and a “Pelosi Republican.”  The latest scorecard from Heritage Action ranks Jones as the most conservative House member (88%) from North Carolina.  George Holding comes in a close (87%) second, while Mark…