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#ncsen: More on Civitas poll

Here are the cross-tabs.     The data does show a 41-40 Hagan lead.  But if you factor in those leaning Tillis (1%) and those leaning Hagan (5%), you actually have a 46-41 race. (If leaners keep leaning in their respective directions.)  When asked about a…

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#ncpol: PARTY DISLOYALTY (*SIGH*)

We heard this term bantered about when former state Rep. Richard Morgan and a handful of friends cut a deal with Jim Black and the Democrats to snatch a state House majority from the GOP. We heard this term being bantered about when a group…

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#ncsen: NC the worst place to teach, says union-backed “study”

Kay Hagan’s campaign and its trolls are all over social media trumpeting a report published in the Greensboro News & Record that says North Carolina ”ranks as worst state for teachers.”    Yep.  According to these guys, our schools are worse than the metal detector-laden, gang-violence…

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NC-02: She wants us to PAY for WHAT ???

Renee Ellmers must have been itching for some more coverage on this site.  It’s been a while since she graced our home page. Miss Harnett County has apparently introduced a bill mandating that the feds reimburse local authorities for taking care of illegal aliens.  : Congresswoman…

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#ncsen: The campaign trail tap-dance. ( Jeb WHO ????)

Why on God’s green earth would you have someone campaign for you who so fundamentally disagrees with you on the issues?  That’s the story the Tillis campaign tried to sell The New York Times and North Carolina voters Wednesday:  […] Standing alongside Thom Tillis, the…

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#ncsen: what the voters REALLY care about this year

THIS should be required reading for ANYONE with influence in the GOP campaign to unseat Kay Hagan. Kay Hagan wants to talk about birth control pills and public school classroom size.  Thom Tillis wants to talk about his paper route.  American Insights has decided to throw…

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#ncsen: All about Jeb, Kay’s “strength”, and a “headache” for the GOP

There are a lot of Republicans around who would LOVE to see a poll with a number next to Thom Tillis’s name that is bigger than the number next to Kay Hagan’s name.  (It’s been a while.)  The news media covered former Florida Gov. Jeb…

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#ncsen: Gravis-Human Events poll says Hagan 46, Tillis 42

There’s another poll out.  This one is a joint venture between Gravis Marketing and the conservative web site Human Events.  It seems to follow the pattern of what we’ve seen from other recent polls. This survey was of 860 likely voters, with a margin of…

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Chmn of state common core review commission — apppointed by Gov. Pat — is BIG FAN of Common Core

Ruh-roh.  State legislators organized a commission to review public school curriculum standards and make a recommendation to the state Board of Education and General Assembly.  This was seen by many Common Core opponents — like state senator Jerry Tillman — as a great way to…

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#ncsen: Politics is a contact sport. Why the kid gloves?

Those of you who were hoping for a more aggressive strategy out of the Tillis campaign are likely going to be disappointed: […] So there you have it. Thom Tillis is trailing by a handful of points against an incumbent stuck in the mid-40s, and…