Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Politics Thom Tillis

#NCSEN: ObamaCare is BAD because — um, (WHA…????)

Uncle Karl and American Crossroads GPS have gone to bat for Speaker Thom again.  They’re plastering the state’s airwaves with an ad blasting Kay Hagan’s support of ObamaCare.  The ad sounds good until they get around to explaining WHY ObamaCare is so bad: it takes…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media NC legislature Politics Thom Tillis

Coming Soon To A Theater Near You: THE BIG ‘DOUBLE-CROSS’

Wilmington-area legislators and movie industry types are pretty mad.  It looks like incentives for the film industry are not going to survive the state House.   These folks REALLY thought they were going to keep getting these goodies.  And for good reason. In January, we wrote…

Posted in campaign 2014 Economy Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics Tea Party Thom Tillis

BOHICA Alert: Cost projections show new toll roads to be LITERAL highway robbery

Thom Tillis, Skip Stam, and the McCrory administration have all been singing the praises of HOT lanes and tolls as THE BEST way to pay for future road construction and improvements.  Wellllllllllll —- some new cost projections reveal that drivers will likely have to start…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Politics Thom Tillis

#NCSEN: A Klingon tries to make it a Five-some

We’ve been hearing about efforts to get former state legislator John Rhodes qualified as a write-in candidate.  Now, it appears a Klingon-speaking former town councilman from Indian Trail is trying to get qualified as a write-in for the US Senate race.  David Waddell has a…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

#NCSEN: Conservative write-in effort kicks into gear

If all goes as one group of activists hopes, North Carolinians will have a FOURTH choice for US Senate this November.  Democrat Kay Hagan, Republican Thom Tillis, and Libertarian Sean Haugh already have places on the Senate ballot.  Activists led by some Charlotte-area Tea Partiers…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Politics Thom Tillis

#NCSEN: On the road with Thom & Kay, Harry Reid & those dadgum Koch Brothers

GOP US Senate nominee Thom Tillis is in our neck of the woods early next week for a fundraiser at Pinehurst’s National Golf Club.  The visit hits right in the middle of the US Open mayhem. This Sunday, Kay Hagan is in Tampa, Florida for…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

#NCGA: Bill reversing 2013 E-verify water-down intro’ed in House

Governor Pat McCrory knocked heads with the General Assembly — and lost — on the issue of waiving the use of E-verify to do residency checks on temporary workers across the state. Now, it appears that a group of Republican House members is seeking to…

Posted in campaign 2014 Economy Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

#NCGA: Another bill watering down E-Verify introduced in House

In 2013, Gov. Pat McCrory lost a veto fight with the legislature over the use of E-Verify for checking citizenship of workers in North Carolina. Late last week, some Republican House members —  Riddell, Whitmire, Brody, and Dobson  — filed a bill to amend Article…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

#NCGA: Even MORE surrender on taxes?

This week the Republican majority on Jones Street slapped an excise tax on the sale of e-cigarettes.  (That’s ON TOP of the sales tax already collected.)  In the Senate, the Republican majority even unanimously voted down an attempt to cut that excise tax.  House Republican…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Tea Party Thom Tillis

#NCSEN: A conservative write-in campaign?

In 2006, Thom Tillis ousted fellow Republican and incumbent John Rhodes in a nasty primary fight for a Mecklenburg County state House seat.  In 2014, Rhodes COULD end up making things very interesting for Tillis as he seeks a US Senate seat. While in the…