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Lumbee Tribe political machine splitting its ticket this year?

Robeson County is about as yellow-dog Democrat as you can get.  In 1972, while George McGovern was getting destroyed nationwide  by Richard Nixon  –  he was winning comfortably in  Robeson County.  The county, one of the state’s poorest,  features a unique tri-racial population of black,…

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Lindsey Graham BEGGING for a primary challenge

South Carolina, what are we going to do about the little guy?  Y’all have done so well with your House delegation (Clyburn notwithstanding) and with Senator DeMint.You can’t do much about Clyburn, but I am  CONVINCED you can do better than Little Lindsey. Ol’ Lindsey…

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Renee’s Big Moore County Adventure

    Renee Ellmers, the doyenne of the Raleigh and DC GOP establishment, decided to grace us with her presence Monday night.  She was a scheduled speaker at the meeting of the Moore County Home Builders’ Association.  The meeting was held at Locust Lumber, which…

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FreedomWorks falling in line with the RNC?

To paraphrase El Rushbo — the closer you are geographically to DC, and the longer you stay there, the less conservative you become over time. I fear that piece of wisdom may be ringing true in the case of FreedomWorks.  That organization attempts to position…

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Renee Ellmers and those “spending cuts”

          Carolina Journal recently put together  a profile of the race for North Carolina’s Second Congressional District.  The profile mentioned that there has been some recent — ahem — conservative criticism of incumbent Renee Ellmers: […] She also attracted criticism from…

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“Endangered” NC Democrats running to right of challengers in US House races?

Quick.  In North Carolina’s Seventh Congressional District, can you guess which candidate won the endorsements of conservative establishment groups like the National Rifle Association,  Concerned Women for America, The National Federation of Independent Businesses, and  Americans for Legal Immigration?  If you guessed Republican nominee David…

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Did Boehner lower the boom on Ellmers?

          Washington is buzzing about a bit of theater on the US House floor recently, involving a group of Members that included The Second District’s Renee Ellmers: House Republican leaders are pressuring members to refrain from backing a measure that would…

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GOP-controlled US House AGAIN kicks the debt can down the road

        The GOP-led US House, this week, passed ANOTHER short term funding measure for the federal government: Several freshmen Republicans in the House of Representatives who came into office kicking and screaming about reigning in the national debt and cutting spending caved…

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So, NOW she’s a “Tea Party person”

      Congresswoman Renee Ellmers is having quite a rocky relationship with folks in her new majority Republican district.  A recent survey by Public Policy Polling found that she was leading her Democrat opponent Steve Wilkins by only 44-28 in this VERY Republican district. …

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Tennessee Democrats get a surprise in their US Senate primary

A man espousing conservative and libertarian views convincingly wins Tennessee’s Democrat US Senate primary,  and state Democrats are ready to go to court to invalidate the voters’ choice. The reason?  State Dems say nominee Mark Clayton belongs to a “hate group.”  Which one?  The Klan?…