Posted in campaign 2016 Congress

NC-09: A sorry GOP lot, indeed …

Boy, I am GLAD I am not in the 9th district and having to make a choice in THAT U.S. House primary.  We have Robert (“Thoughtul Answer”) Pittenger — he of the FBI and IRS probes ;  pastor Mark Harris of Charlotte, and former Union…

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Monkey Business Report: Campaign signs in NC-02

I am hearing things are getting a little rough on the ground in that 3-way fight between George Holding, Renee Ellmers and Greg Brannon. My sources are telling me that some of the Holding campaign’s yard signs are disappearing to be replaced with signs of…

Posted in campaign 2016 George Holding Media NCGOP Politics

NC-02: We recommend ….

It’s time to vote on our US House representation this coming Tuesday.  There are a lot of big decisions to be made.  And we’re here for you. Ready to help. In the re-formatted Second Congressional District, Republicans have three choices  — Greg Brannon, Renee Ellmers…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Politics

Polling North Carolina

Every so often, we get a poll dropped on us about an upcoming election. I am talking to more and more political pros who suggest polling is getting more and more meaningless. (Citing the prevalence of unlisted cell phones and caller ID, of course.)  How…

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#nc-06: The Walker Record

His voting record has been a substantial improvement over that of his predecessor Howard Coble. But Mark Walker has picked up some during his first term for, among other things, flip-flopping on amnesty for illegal aliens AND supporting John Boehner for speaker.  Conservative Review has given…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media Politics

Fool Me Once …

Regardless of whomever wins The White House, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell want to assure us that they will protect our interests over the next four to eight years: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan appear to be on opposite sides of the…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics

NC-08: Horatio Alger, meet Tim D’Annunzio.

Here in Moore County, some of us were greeted with a pretty ugly campaign mailer from the Richard Hudson campaign hurling all kinds of allegations at challenger Tim D’Annunzio.  Jailed three times for burglary, assaulting a police officer.  Willful failure to pay child support? Local…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Rats abandoning McCrory’s HB2 ship?

Gov. Pat McCrory and the Republican leaders on Jones Street have been fighting the good fight on HB2 lately.  The media and their Democrat enablers have been successful at painting a bill that clarifies the General Assembly’s role as the final word on all government…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Oh, what a RELIEF it is

The GOP majority in Jones Street’s upper chamber is beside itself with giddiness over a new tax relief package.  Here’s the skinny from Senate leadership: […] The North Carolina Senate unanimously passed legislation Tuesday to provide an immediate $145 million tax cut this year and…

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#nc-05: The Foxx record

Virginia Foxx, a member of the House Republican leadership who faces a primary challenge on June 7 from Tea Partier Pattie Curran, is following the lead of a lot of her colleagues by putting the word ”conservative” in close proximity to her name as much as…