Posted in campaign 2014 Media Moore County Pinehurst Politics Southern Pines

Back from VAY-CAY. Time for some election picks. First up: Moore county races.

We took time off from cyberspace to rest, relax and — of course — reflect on the great sacrifice made for us soooo many centuries ago.   We’re back in the saddle.  Early voting gets started this week.  So, we thought it would be important…

Posted in Congress Media Moore County

NC-02: Renee says Hooray for P3s

The 2nd district incumbent penned an op-ed for The Sanford Herald praising public-private partnerships. Now, she’s applauding Gov. Pat McCrory, a fellow Republican, for his promotion of public-private partnerships:      Hmmm. I wonder what her primary opponent, Frank Roche, thinks about public-private partnerships?  

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Moore County NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

NC-02: Randolph Tea Party endorses Roche over Ellmers

The Republican primary challenger to Renee Ellmers has picked up another key endorsement in the Tar Heel State’s Second Congressional District.  The Randolph County Tea Party has spoken its piece about the important May 6 race: “Beyond a doubt, Frank is the most qualified Congressional…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Moore County Politics

NC-02: Former Moore County GOP chairman endorses Frank Roche

The GOP primary challenger to incumbent Renee Ellmers picked up a big in-district endorsement today.  Former Moore County GOP chairman Bob Levy — the immediate predecessor to current chairman John Rowderdink — has publicly endorsed the candidacy of Republican Frank Roche for North Carolina’s Second…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Moore County NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

Ellmers: Support Public-Private Partnerships (P3s)

She’s raised conservative ire over her positions on defunding ObamaCare and amnesty for illegal aliens.  Now, Ms. Ellmers is stirring the pot by praising the concept of public-private partnerships.  We’ve heard a lot about public private partnerships (P3s) from state House speaker Thom Tillis when…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Moore County NC legislature Politics Thom Tillis

#NCSEN #NCGA: A North Carolina conservative maverick rides again

I first heard about John Rhodes in 2003 while he was serving in the North Carolina House.  He was raising questions about the ethics of Democrat House speaker Jim Black and his Republican co-conspirator co-speaker Richard Morgan.  I was involved in Moore County in an insurgent effort…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Law & Order Media Moore County NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

NC-02: Name-calling, no seating & tardiness. (Oh, my.) An amnesty showdown at Renee’s office

I wish Renee Ellmers had shown as much devotion to fighting ObamaCare and cutting the size of government as she has to promoting amnesty for illegal aliens.  Every survey I’ve seen shows ObamaCare and the economy as the top concerns on voters’ minds, but Ellmers…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Moore County NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

NC-02: Pro-Amnesty group launches ad campaign to defend Ellmers

A leading pro-amnesty group — founded by several tech industry giants who donate a lot to liberal causes — is coming to the defense of North Carolina congresswoman Renee Ellmers. “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” is delivering a political beating to the reelection effort of the Second…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Moore County NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

NC-02: Renee wants us to buy her a museum

It’s been a colorful, fun-filled week for Second district congresswoman Renee Ellmers. She lost badly in an on-air tussle with nationally-syndicated conservative radio host Laura Ingraham. In retaliation, Renee hooked up with a pro-amnesty group to target Ms. Ingraham and her show. On Saturday, it…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Mark Harris Mark Harris Media Moore County NCGOP Politics

#NCSEN Mark Harris: The ‘No-Baggage’ conservative choice?

I had the opportunity for an audience with Charlotte pastor — and US Senate candidate — Mark Harris on Saturday.  (I do have to commend him for not running away in terror after I introduced myself.  For some reason, I scare some political candidates.) A…