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RFRA: An opportunity for Mark Harris?

It’s been a long while since we heard from the Baptist preacher from Charlotte.  Harris jumped into the 2014 GOP primary for US Senate appealing to religious conservatives and Tea Partiers.  Some saw him as a stalking horse meant to split the Tea Party vote…

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

#NCSEN: The Preacher Strikes Back

    It appears that Charlotte pastor and US Senate candidate Mark Harris has learned what a lot of us have known for YEARS:  Thom Tillis is a political weathervane who will say anything or do anything to stock his campaign treasury and nail down…

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

#NCSEN: 2nd amendment in the crosshairs

One of the few flashpoints in last night’s GOP candidate’s forum came when the discussion turned to gun rights.  The drive-by questioners, of course, took the lefty route by alluding to recent high-profile mass shootings when asking about barring felons and mentally ill people from…

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

WRAL #NCSEN debate pre-game show: It’s O-Care, Stupid! (Binky, up close & personal)

If you didn’t get enough excitement from last night’s extravaganza in Davidson, flip on over to Raleigh’s WRAL TV tonight for Round 2. Mark Harris really fumbled a great opportunity last night.  We fought hard to get him into tonight’s event.  The preacher needs to…

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

#NCSEN Debate post-game: RobC, Morrill need to talk; set up stupid format, blame the candidates for boring content

It’s always charming when two geriatric liberals attend the same event and come away with two very different accounts. Exhibit One: The N&O’s Rob Christensen — the man who managed to miss the blonde with John Edwards, Jesse Helms publicly calling out then-congressman Charlie Rose,…

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

#NCSEN: The debate pre-game show

Tonight, at 7 PM, it’s ON like DONKEY KONG.  Tune to NewsChannel 14 or browse to charlotteobserver.com or newsobserver.com to catch all the action in the greatest bit of political theater since that Lincoln guy and that Douglas dude hashed it out. Seriously — the…

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

#NCSEN: Most-electable? THE POLLS keep saying NO.

We’ve been told by Pat McCrory, Karl Rove, National Right to Life, and countless members of the drive-by media that Thom Tillis is the most-electable candidate to take on Kay Hagan in November.  The problem? THE POLLS. The RealClearPolitics poll averages show Hagan with an…

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

#NCSEN: An Orwellian endorsement

National Right to Life has left quite a few people scratching their heads over its endorsement of Thom Tillis in North Carolina’s GOP US Senate primary.  “Tillis is ‘the best candidate to defeat pro-abortion Kay Hagan’ in November” screams the headline from NRL’s web site….

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Mark Harris Media NCGOP Politics

#NCSEN: Told Ya So.

We reported a little while back on the possibility that Charlotte pastor Mark Harris was at risk for being cut out of the televised debates for the 2014 GOP US Senate primary. Now, we’re hearing reports confirming that WRAL will not be including Harris in…

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

New weekly tracking polling info: GOP race for #NCSEN is really Brannon v. Tillis

It’s no secret that the US Senate race in North Carolina is attracting a lot of national attention.  I’ve posted before about the contacts I have within an organization closely watching the race.  The organization has a lot of influence within the DC beltway and…