Posted in Congress Media NCGOP Politics Richard Hudson

Hey, everybody. Meet Rich.

Thanks to the redistricting mess, we here in Moore County are losing Renee Ellmers.  Yes, the double-talking, ill-tempered, contemptuous, um, *sweetheart* is moving on to greener pastures and a new bunch of voters suckers  constituents. We appear to be inheriting a new district — the…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

ONE US House seat. 17 GOP candidates. (Welcome to campaign 2016.)

Well, filing for the special June primary ended yesterday.  And we here at Haymaker HQ are not envying the Republican voters of the new 13th congressional district.  Apparently, every Tom, Dick,Harry & Kay in the GOP carnival tent has decided he (or she) wants to…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress George Holding Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

Brannon IN, Roche OUT in NC-02 (Vernon Robinson IN for NC-13?)

Fresh off of losing his second straight US Senate primary race,  Cary physician Greg Brannon is NOW setting his sights on the new 2nd congressional district US House seat currently held by Renee Ellmers:   I heard from some Brannon advisers this morning.  They tell me…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress George Holding Renee Ellmers

It’s ON! Nee-Nee v. Sleepy George for NC-02

Ok.  It has been talked about.  But, according to the state board of elections, we now have our first member v. member US House race in AGES.  George Holding, the scion of the family-owned First Citizens Bank and most-famous for falling asleep in the speaker’s…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

Sources: New congressional maps to stand

I am hearing that we will get word today or early next week that the new congressional districts in North Carolina HAVE BEEN blessed by the federal judges who struck down the current configuration of the districts. The new set of maps creates 13 nicer, neater…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

*Kasich? (No, Rubio.) Romney? (Lindsey Graham.) No. Trump. Yeah, I’m NOW for Trump.*

The driveby media is reporting THIS: Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) said she voted for Donald Trump in her state’s Republican primary on Tuesday. “I think they have a lot to say about the direction they want the country to go in,” Ellmers said, according to…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: A straw poll ???? (You don’t say.)

You know what straw polls are like.  EVERYBODY’S got one.  Sometimes, they can be an interesting way to take the temperature of the electorate during a primary.   The good folks of Moore County — one of the most reliably Republican counties in the state…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers Walter Jones

NC-03: Lil’ Guv says Taylor Griffin ”better” than Walter Jones

Yep.  The campaign spokesman for Renee Ellmers — who also happens to be Gov. Pat McCrory’s nephew — weighed in with that *expert analysis* in the drive-by media this morning: A North Carolina Republican trying to unseat a longtime congressman has said thanks, but no…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Roberts passes. (Game ON?)

Chief Justice John Roberts has allowed the lower court ruling on North Carolina’s congressional districts stand.  Soooooo – it’s now a certainty we won’t be voting for Members of Congress in March.  The congressional primary will be moved to June 7.  We will be voting…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress George Holding Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

NC-02: Watch out Nee-Nee! Big George is a-comin’ !

George Holding has all but confirmed he will primary Renee Ellmers if the new congressional maps stand: Republican Congressman George Holding of Raleigh – whose 13th District moves hundreds of miles west under new district maps approved Friday – plans to run in the 2nd…