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Robeson County getting increased scrutiny in state probe of 2018 vote

Gosh, I’m looking almost psychedelic — er, psychic — on this state election investigation in the 9th congressional district. Democrat partisans have tried to use the probe to block the seating of congressman-elect Mark Harris in the US House — citing allegations against a Republican operative in Bladen County.  But now,…

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#nc-09: Country over Party. (Really?)

Dan McCready honored his ROTC commitment.  That’s to be commended.  But this guy is trying harder than anybody since John F. Kerry to get maximum political mileage out of his old service uniform. This was on Twitter today: First, let’s look at the affiliation of…

Posted in campaign 2014 Law & Order Mark Harris Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics

VIP’s DeLancy: OKing ballots from dead folks NOT COOL

We posted earlier about a bill — inspired by Mark Harris’ late father — allowing ballots cast early by people who die before the actual election day to be counted.  House speaker Thom Tillis — and two other GOP legislators — introduced the bill.  Jay…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Greg Brannon Mark Harris Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

Eviscerating the “most-electable” spin

All of the pundits are declaring Thom Tillis the hands-down winner of the GOP primary for US Senate — a whole month before the first votes get cast.  Gov. Pat McCrory told that low-grade birdcage liner The Washington Post, this week, that Thom Tillis is…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Greg Brannon Mark Harris Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

#NCSEN: New Time Warner poll has UNDECIDED leading GOP field

Time Warner Cable News is out with a new poll showing Tillis, Brannon, and Harris leading the Republican field to oppose Kay Hagan in November.  The problem for those guys?  They are all lagging behind a candidate named UNDECIDED. The survey, taken in the last…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Mark Harris Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

#NCSEN: (The gloves come off.) Harris calls out Tillis, compares him to Patrick Cannon

If North Carolina voters send Thom Tillis to Washington, they could find themselves in the same boat as Charlotte voters who recently elected Patrick Cannon as their mayor.  So says Charlotte pastor Mark Harris — one of Tillis’ opponents in the GOP primary for US…

Posted in campaign 2014 Mark Harris McClatchy Media Politics

#NCSEN: Could Mark Harris be cut from TV debates?

Time Warner News and McClatchy are sponsoring a GOP primary debate on April 22.  WRAL has one slated for April 23.  Charlotte pastor — and former Southern Baptist Convention president — Mark Harris has been touted in the media as a leading contender for the…

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#NCSEN Team Harris releases internal polling

So far, we’ve seen data mostly from PPP, Elon and the newcomer American Insights. The campaign of US Senate Republican hopeful Mark Harris has released the results of some internal polling on the race conducted late last week by an unnamed pollster.  The poll supports…

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#NCSEN Mark Harris: The ‘No-Baggage’ conservative choice?

I had the opportunity for an audience with Charlotte pastor — and US Senate candidate — Mark Harris on Saturday.  (I do have to commend him for not running away in terror after I introduced myself.  For some reason, I scare some political candidates.) A…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Greg Brannon Mark Harris Media NCGOP Politics

#NCSEN Digging deeper into that March PPP poll

The sound-bytes and the headlines about political polling can be quite titillating. But to really understand what’s happening in a race, you need to dig deep into the details found in a poll’s cross tabs. Let’s compare PPP’s February poll of the US Senate race…