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#NCSEN: Rove “adjusts” Tillis position on ObamaCare

The shih-tzu reports in this morning’s Morning Memo about supervillain Karl Rove’s efforts to protect his candidate in the GOP primary for US Senate in North Carolina: A super PAC supporting Thom Tillis’ bid for U.S. Senate is airing a new television commercial that subtly…

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#NCSEN: Where’s Thom? ‘Chomping at the bit’ — to inspect sidewalks.

State House speaker Thom Tillis has been catching some grief for not participating in the ‘rubber-chicken-circuit’ meet-and-greets that are a staple of party primaries.  In February, Tillis told the media that was all about to change — that he was ‘chomping at the bit’ to defend…

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#NCSEN: Tillis responds to elections complaint

House speaker Thom Tillis has come out of hiding, thrown on his Big Boy Pants™, and hand-delivered a personal response to the state Board of Elections regarding allegations made by a former legislator: l am in receipt of your letter dated March 31, 2014, in…

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#NCSEN: Tillis skipping WRAL debate

Yep. That’s what Binky says.   Heather Grant, Greg Brannon and Mark Harris have all committed to appear on the station’s April 23 broadcast. I am NOT understanding this.  We’ve got the — alleged — most brilliant, best prepared candidate EVER, and he won’t demonstrate…

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 NC legislature NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

Tillis: No real difference between me and my #NCSEN opponents

Yep. That’s what he told The Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club on Saturday.   Okay, Mr. Big Boy Pants™, then why are YOU running?  I disagree with his assertion there.  I think there are BIG differences between Tillis and the rest of the field.  He’s…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media NC legislature Politics Thom Tillis

#NCSEN: Spanish firm picked to develop & manage Thom’s tholl road

Yep.  The word is out: The creation of toll lanes on Interstate 77 north of Charlotte took a big step closer to reality after the N.C. Department of Transportation announced Friday it has picked a bidder to build the 26-mile road expansion. Pending a final…

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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…

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#NCSEN: WRAL debate battle demonstrates power of New Media

In the old days, conservative candidates simply had to TAKE whatever WRAL or The Charlotte Observer or The N&O dished out.  The powers-that-be at those institutions decided what got communicated to the people of North Carolina.  And that was that.  Owners of those media groups…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

#NCSEN: Show of hands. Who’s got their ‘big boy pants’ on?

There’s some, um, ”intriguing” audio floating around cyberspace detailing a meeting between state House speaker Thom Tillis, at least two legislators, and some voters.  The meeting was apparently held in Tillis’ Raleigh office following the release of THIS video featuring state Rep. Larry Pittman (R-Cabarrus). …