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Renee Ellmers’s Moore County problem

The Second Congressional District’s incumbent representative seems to be doing her best to ruin the gift horse delivered to her during redistricting.  The “honorables” on Jones Street handed  Renee Ellmers a highly-conservative district on a silver platter at the end of the redistricting process. It…

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Renee Ellmers and those “spending cuts”

          Carolina Journal recently put together  a profile of the race for North Carolina’s Second Congressional District.  The profile mentioned that there has been some recent — ahem — conservative criticism of incumbent Renee Ellmers: […] She also attracted criticism from…

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Frustrated with Renee Ellmers? Well, you do have options in November.

    In May,  U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers  (R-NC02) had a rather underwhelming primary victory against three relatively unknown (and poorly funded) challengers.  She lost Randolph County, and had a rather underwhelming performance here  in Moore County. Since the election, we’ve received more information on…

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Renee Ellmers making overtures to GOP’s left wing?

  A TV ad during the May primary promoted congresswoman Renee Ellmers as “North Carolina’s most conservative member of Congress.” It also plugged her as a fighter for “traditional marriage” and the free market. That ad helped her get renominated in a new, more conservative…

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Renee Ellmers on her $40B vote for the Ex-Im Bank

          Our congressional representative here in North Carolina’s second district put out a statement trying to explain how her allegedly conservative ideology meshes with her vote to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank (long a target for elimination by conservatives and Tea…

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Renee Ellmers: It’s an honor to stand with John Boehner

        Congresswoman Renee Ellmers thinks those annoying folks back home need to just shut up and deal with her new best friend: “I hear this many times back home that, ‘Oh you shouldn’t be standing there with John Boehner,’ ” she said….

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Pants on FIRE: Renee Ellmers and “traditional marriage”

    North Carolina Second District congresswoman Renee Ellmers is airing an ad in the district which claims she fights for “traditional marriage between one man and one woman.” To the folks at the Ellmers reelection campaign:  How does THAT CLAIM square with THIS?   This…

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Tax Day in Southern Pines: Tea Party ranks swelling, Jamie Boles spelling, Richard Speer excelling, Renee Ellmers #FAILing

It was a busy afternoon in Moore County for conservative and Republican activists.  Moore Tea Citizens had a nice turnout for its fourth annual Tax Day Rally in front of the town’s post office.  The Moore County GOP also opened the doors for its campaign…

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Renee Ellmers: BROKE?

If  Congresswoman Renee Ellmers’s campaign reporting is accurate, she raised NO MONEY in the last two quarter of 2011, and had no money on hand in her campaign committee treasury at the start of 2012. The GOP primary for her congressional seat is about one…

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Smokin’ & Drinkin’ with Renee Ellmers

          Got $500 to $2,000 burning a hole in your pocket?  You can stop in at an undisclosed location in Washington, DC to smoke cigars and drink whiskey with Renee Ellmers: So much for political correctness and good health. Rep. Sandy…