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#ncsen: Key Tea Party group backs John Rhodes write-in effort

One of the Tar Heel State’s more significant Tea Party organizations — Asheville Tea PAC — has stepped forward with a recommendation that voters write in the name of  former Mecklenburg County legislator John Rhodes for US Senate. Lately, western North Carolina has been sitting…

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#ncsen: High Point says TIED at 44 each

Haugh draws 5 percent here. This survey was conducted October 21 to 25 with 802 likely and actual voters.  It has a margin of error of +-3.5 percent. On the generic congressional ballot, the Republican beat out the Democrat by 48-43.   Hagan’s approval-disapproval was…

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#ncsen: NYT/CBS says Hagan 44, Tillis 41; NBC/Marist says 43-43 TIE

Here’s the take from NBC’s Mark Murray: […] The race here has moved from Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan’s four-point lead to a tie due, in part, to Republican Thom Tillis’ 10-point lead among independent voters – up from four points earlier this month. Hagan is…

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N&O, McClatchy misrepresent Medicaid expansion fight. (Um, *Surprise*?????)

Thom Tillis’ switch on Medicaid for poor draws fire Yep.  That’s the hysterical headline that Low-T HQ hit us with this AM.  *Poor Thom.  He’s taking heat from his evil GOP cohorts for actually trying to take care of the poor.* Some of you may…

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#ncsen: Civitas says Tillis 40, Hagan 39, Haugh 5

This survey of 600 voters was conducted October 15-18.  A regional breakdown shows Hagan leading in Charlotte and the Southeast, while Tillis leads in The Triangle, The Piedmont Triad, and northeastern North Carolina.  Including voters leaning toward each of the three candidates, the split is…

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Two weeks until election day. TEN THOUSAND illegals registered to vote. *What could go wrong?*

In the 80s and 90s, Democrats worked really hard to make voting easier for their lazy, shiftless, poorly-educated target market.  You could register to vote when you renew your driver license.  You could register to vote ON election day.  You could EVEN vote at the…

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NC-02: Meet some of Renee’s new friends

Somebody has told Renee Ellmers that it would be a GREAT idea to model her reelection campaign after K-HAG’s and subject us all to one big kumbaya visit-to-the-OBGYN moment.  She’s hooked up with this Women2Women group sponsored by something called Main Street Advocacy. So, what…

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#ncsen: WRAL / SurveyUSA says Hagan 46, Tillis 43, Haugh 6

That survey of 568 likely voters was conducted October 16-20 and has a margin of error of +-4.2 percent.  One of its more interesting findings is that 87 percent of respondents had made their mind up about this race. Only 11 percent said they might…

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#ncpol: A Berger-Tillis split on gay marriage?

The past legislative session was marked by the GOP-dominated House and the GOP-dominated Senate often taking different paths.  It appears that trend is continuing here out-of-session as the leaders of the two chambers appear to have different approaches to the newly-discovered “right” to gay “marriage”…

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#ncsen: Tillis says he’s OK with expanding Medicaid

In 2013, the General Assembly took a stand against the implementation of ObamaCare by refusing to accept federal money for expanding Medicaid.  Expanding Medicaid is a key component of ObamaCare.  In 2014, state House speaker Thom Tillis — now the GOP’s US Senate nominee —…