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

NC-02: Ellmers moves put amnesty for illegal aliens at the center of her primary fight

Renee Ellmers has been proud of her ties to House leadership.  She once slipped up — I think — in a conversation with me, referring to House Speaker John Boehner as her “boss.” Now comes word that Boehner and majority leader Eric Cantor are ready…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers

NC-02: Getting franked by Renee Ellmers

The GOP primary challengers in congressional districts 2 and 3 were in The N&O today bashing the GOP incumbents for allegedly using their congressional franking (AKA free mailing) privileges for political purposes. You hear that every election year in districts all over the country.  The…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Greg Brannon Media Moore County NCGOP Politics

#NCSEN: Brannon picks up major Tea Party endorsement

News broke last night that a second major Tea Party organization here in North Carolina has endorsed Republican US Senate candidate Greg Brannon. Moore Tea Citizens — one of the largest and most influential grassroots organizations in the state — gave its blessings to the…

Posted in campaign 2014 Claude Pope Congress Media Moore County NCGOP Politics

Basking in the warm glow of all of this, um, ”party loyalty”

Establishment folks are browbeating those of us in the grassroots to toe the party line.  Send Kay Hagan home.  That’s what’s important.  Even if you have to hold your nose to do it.  NCGOP chairman Claude Pope is singing the party loyalty song.  I, and…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Greg Brannon Media Moore County NCGOP Politics Tea Party Thom Tillis

#NCSEN: polls agree (1) Brannon & Tillis lead GOP pack, and (2) roughly 50 % of primary voters undecided

The mainstream media and the political establishment are trying to tell us that state House speaker Thom Tillis is all but nominated to take on Kay Hagan in November.  Public Policy Polling has been tracking the race.  Some GOP operatives have been poo-pooing the PPP…

Posted in Law & Order Media Moore County Pinehurst Southern Pines The Pilot

Crime stats: Taking reporting both sides of the story a little too far

Mainstream media types love to tell us they give both sides of the story.  They love to tell us how fair they are.  But doesn’t passing accurate info on to your readers count for something? This week, our local Pulitzer-prize winning, lesbian-edited, money-bleeding, grass-fed  thrice…

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

NC-02: Most of Ellmers campaign $$$ for 2013 came from PACs

There’s a bi-partisan crowd lining up to challenge congresswoman Renee Ellmers in 2013.  The Democrat primary is starting to look like a three-way:  American Idol (Wake County native and current Chatham County resident) Clay Aiken, former state commerce secretary Keith Crisco of Randolph County, and…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Moore County Politics

NC-02: Roche calls for grassroots unity in fight against Ellmers, GOP establishment

Raleigh-area radio personality and GOP congressional candidate Frank Roche admits he’s had a rough relationship in recent years with libertarians, Ron Paul supporters, and some Tea Party groups.  Roche released an audio-visual presentation on YouTube this week that includes an apology, a clarification, and a…

Posted in Congress Media Moore County

#NCPOL NC-02: A sing-off in the Second?

    If you thought this year’s US Senate race was going to be fun, wait til you see how our local congressional race may be shaping up: Gay singer and “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken is actively considering a bid to represent North Carolina’s…

Posted in Media Moore County Pinehurst Southern Pines

Campaign 2014: WEEB radio’s Adams to take on Godfrey?

There must be something in the water at radio stations in North Carolina.  Raleigh-area radio personality Frank Roche has thrown his hat in the ring to challenge the reelection of congresswoman Renee Ellmers.  Greensboro-area radio personality Bill Flynn is part of the GOP field seeking…