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Keep an eye on Ellmers

        Veteran politicos all over North Carolina’s Second  Congressional District are telling me that the political establishment and the news media could be in for a heck of a surprise on May 8.    One loyal reader, active in the GOP at…

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NC Campaign 2012: Waldo closing in on Boom Boom; UNDECIDED STILL ON TOP

      According to leftist pollster PPP,  our invisible lieutenant governor has dramatically closed the gap on Democrat gubernatorial primary second place-holder, sidewalk wrestler and former congressman, Bobby “Boom Boom” Etheridge: A new poll shows a major shift in the Democratic governor’s race with…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers

Gender moves to forefront of NC’s 2nd congressional district GOP race

            DC Republicans are making a huge deal out of female Members of Congress taking the lead on the recently passed “Small Business Tax Cut.”   Second District incumbent Rep. Renee Ellmers, up for reelection in a newly-configured district, is…

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Marcum vs. Tillman: Pot, meet kettle. (Kettle is black.)

        One of our loyal readers — who happens to work in Southern Pines town government — offered up an interesting comment on state Senate candidate John Marcum’s elections board complaint against Jerry Tillman: “If THIS isn’t the pot calling the kettle…

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Crotch-punching, penis pictures, and the welfare state. (Oh, my.)

      North Carolina Democrat Party Chairman David Parker has confirmed he will not seek reelection to another term next month.  (Gee. I wonder why …. ) Parker has been at the center of a sexual harassment controversy at state party HQ ever since allegations surfaced that…

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Charlotte’s economic troubles pile up

The Queen City will be playing a key role in North Carolina politics this year.  Pat McCrory, Charlotte’s former, mayor is the leading GOP contender for governor of North Carolina.  He is basing a lot of his campaign on his stewardship of the city.  Barry…

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NC Senate Dist 29 GOP race: campaign signs and election complaints

      Hotly contested races almost always come down to this type of stuff in the end. State senator Jerry Tillman (R-Randolph), that body’s Majority Whip, is running for reelection in a newly configured district against two GOP opponents from Moore County.  (Tillman’s district…

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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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Racial Justice Act opens the floodgates …

    Thank Bev Perdue and her comrades on the left in the NC General Assembly for this.  They rammed The Racial Justice Act through the assembly in 2009 over GOP objections.  The lawoffers inmates on death row — even white ones –a new venue…

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Retiring NC Senator Blake says Tillman best choice to represent Moore County in Raleigh

          Senator Harris Blake has won a lot of friends and supporters during his long tenure representing Moore County in the state Senate.  Retiring this year, Blake has sounded off about which of the three GOP candidates for District 29 will…