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ONE MORE WEEK: Runoff election day is July 17th (Time for endorsements.)

Runoffs for a wide range of offices are on the ballot for the July 17th runoff. Have you voted?  Will you be around on July 17th?   Early voting began on June 28th.  If you plan to be out of town on July 17th, take…

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Shubert: Pittenger misrepresents her role in controversial land deal

      A real estate deal in western North Carolina has residents up in arms and has become a major issue in the GOP runoff for the state’s Ninth congressional district seat (being vacated this year by Republican Sue Myrick). Critics claim former state…

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DC GOP establishment steps up again for Hudson in NC-08

  ‘Another conservative group throws cash at N.C. congressional runoff’  is the headline on the item in Under The Dome.  They’re talking about DC establishment golden boy and GOP congressional candidate Richard Hudson getting some advertising help from an independent DC group.   The N&O…

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NC Campaign 2012: An alliance between libertarians and Tea Partiers for November could be mutually beneficial

2010 was a great year for fans of limited government.  A lot of candidates preaching the virtues of government were swept into office at the state and federal levels. Since that time, things have gone downhill.   Instead of the dramatic downsizing and restructuring of…

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2nd district Democrat Wilkins gets some national publicity, raises some eyebrows

    Steve Wilkins, a Moore County Democrat seeking to replace Renee Ellmers in Congress this year, was featured in a June Time magazine column.  In the article,  Wilkins made some statements that could make one wonder if he has a good grasp of what…

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Frustrated with Renee Ellmers? Well, you do have options in November.

    In May,  U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers  (R-NC02) had a rather underwhelming primary victory against three relatively unknown (and poorly funded) challengers.  She lost Randolph County, and had a rather underwhelming performance here  in Moore County. Since the election, we’ve received more information on…

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11th district’s Hayden Rogers (D) FOR and AGAINST ObamaCare

    In 2004, Democrat presidential nominee John F. Kerry told us he was FOR the war on terror BEFORE he was against it.  Got that?  Good.  In 2012, 11th district Democrat congressional nominee Hayden Rogers  — right hand man to outgoing congressman Health Shuler…

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Huckabee endorsement of Hudson in NC-08 part of larger spat between Huckabee and The Club for Growth

    The News & Observer did a great job today taking dictation — dutifully transcribing a release from Republican Richard Hudson’s congressional campaign office.  Hudson and  Scott Keadle face off in the July 17th GOP runoff for the right to challenge 8th district congressman…

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More on AFP & Renee

Apparently, some well-connected readers of this site voiced their displeasure to Americans For Prosperity’s North Carolina state chapter for their embrace of congresswoman Marie Antoinette Ellmers.™   AFP-NC had a big “Hands off My Health Care” event in Raleigh on Saturday — and Her Majesty took…

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John Locke, AFP, and NCGOP: Devaluing conservatism in North Carolina

      There are an awful lot of people who make the mistake of equating being “Republican” with being “conservative.” Look at our alleged conservative majority in the North Carolina General Assembly. The Republican majority leaders in the state House push hard for taxpayer-funded…