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Tap-dancing toward an HB-2 sellout?

Are Raleigh’s ‘Mr. Conservative’ and his sugar daddy about to pull a number over on us?   The Magic 8-ball says ‘Quite Possibly.’ I did one heck of a spit-take a couple of weeks ago while watching NC Spin.  Grandpa Tom singled out John Hood…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Richard Hudson

NC-08: More fun with Cabarrus Marketing

So, now it appears we’re stuck with Little Richard — aka “Nee-Nee in a suit and tie” — for two years.  It’s time we got to know our new, um, “representative” in Washington.  Ol’ Rich ran for office as a “small businessman” in 2012.  *Never…

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Wednesday Morning Quarterback

Well, it’s over.  For all the talk about the Trump Revolution and a desire to send The Establishment a message — we got very little action to support ANY of that. TURNOUT.    A whopping 7.68 percent of registered North Carolina voters (505,687 out of…

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Monkey Business Report: Trump Endorsements

The Donald got on the phone for Renee Ellmers in the 2nd district.  Now, it appears that at least Charlotte-area politicians want in on some of that action. But, there is a problem:  Charlotte Republican Robert Pittenger bungled questions around two high-profile endorsements Monday, one…

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Is the Tea Party spirit dead?

We’ll find out about 8 PM or so tomorrow night.  With this special election, we have a fantastic opportunity to send some unresponsive professional politicians packing. You can grumble and talk the good game all you want.  But WHAT is the point, if you’re just…

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

NC-02: The Donald on the phone for Nee-Nee

I swear, they’ve got to work on the political instincts at Trump HQ:  Donald Trump made his first congressional endorsement as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee on Saturday, releasing a robocall that features his praise of North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers. In the recording, sent…

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NC-08: Tim D’Annunzio.

I know that may come as a shock for some of you. We’ve never been big fans of Richard Hudson.  He was plucked from obscurity, as a longtime NC and DC GOP gofer / lieutenant / underling to take on Democrat Larry Kissell in the…

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Poll: Election day drama in NC-09?

From running his mouth about efforts to kill ObamaCare, to being praised by amnesty supporters, to being probed by the FBI and IRS, Robert Pittenger has had an interesting few years. He’s gone from what looked — pre-redistricting lawsuit — like a  runaway renomination to…

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#ncpol: Now, about THAT Supreme Court vote

In addition to picking a Member of Congress on Tuesday, we get to pick ONE candidate to compete for ONE seat on the state Supreme Court in November.  The top two finishers in the field get to compete again on the November ballot. Here’s our field: Michael Morgan:…

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NC-08: Hudson dumps on Trump, touts his fake business

This guy Richard Hudson is making it soooooooo much easier to vote against him:  […] Hudson also had some harsh words for Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, referring to him as a “buffoon” in calling for the United States to ban Muslims from…