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Pants on FIRE: Renee Ellmers and “traditional marriage”

    North Carolina Second District congresswoman Renee Ellmers is airing an ad in the district which claims she fights for “traditional marriage between one man and one woman.” To the folks at the Ellmers reelection campaign:  How does THAT CLAIM square with THIS?   This…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Politics Republicans

STILL waiting on those federal spending cuts

You gotta love Congressman Allen West (R-FL).  Love him because the mainstream media and the DC establishment HATE him.  He says what needs to be said, and he backs up his talk with votes.  A real rarity in DC, these days .. Anyway, West shared…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers

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…

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…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers

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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Once you open the tax dollar spigot, it’s doggone tough to turn it off

            A story in today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal illustrates this point beautifully: When the University of Wyoming needed an extra $10 million for renovations to its basketball arena last month, state legislators turned to an unlikely source:…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Kay Hagan Politics

U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan: Big Money from Abortion Industry

  This little gem popped up on Twitter tonight.  A site called defundabortion.org  gives a state-by-state breakdown of the top recipients of campaign contributions from abortion providers.  According to this group,  US Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) has taken in $262,894 from sources that provide abortion services.   

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Tax Day in Southern Pines: Tea Party ranks swelling, Jamie Boles spelling, Richard Speer excelling, Renee Ellmers #FAILing

It was a busy afternoon in Moore County for conservative and Republican activists.  Moore Tea Citizens had a nice turnout for its fourth annual Tax Day Rally in front of the town’s post office.  The Moore County GOP also opened the doors for its campaign…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers

Speer making some noise in 2nd district U.S. House race

A lot of people just sit around and fume to their friends about how upset they are with Washington.  Fayetteville resident Richard Speer is doing something about it.   He’s filed as a Republican challenger to incumbent Renee Ellmers in the newly configured Second Congressional District,…

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Tea Party groups flexing muscle in NC’s 2nd, 3rd and 10th congressional races

It’s been reported here previously that many prominent Tea Party leaders in the 2nd congressional district are abandoning Congresswoman Renee Ellmers and are gravitating toward GOP challenger Richard Speer of Fayetteville. Now, we’re hearing that national and state Tea Party leaders are making moves in…