Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Richard Hudson

NC-08: The Hudson record

We’re getting flooded with a lot of mailers in this area touting Richard Hudson’s “conservative” record in Washington.  (Currently, Conservative Review has Hudson rated with a grade of D (60%) in their conservatism rankings.)  Just like we did with Richard Burr, we thought we’d take a…

Posted in Congress Media NCGOP Politics Uncategorized Walter Jones

#nc-03: Following Taylor Griffin’s money

The McClatchy drivebys have finally caught on to something we knew waaaaaaaay back in November 2015.  Big Money from out of state is betting big on Walter Jones nemesis Taylor Griffin: […] Paul Singer, a New York-based hedge fund manager, has put his money behind…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics Richard Burr

Richard Burr’s greatest, um, “hits”

We’re about to get bombarded with propaganda telling us what a great conservative Richard Burr IS, and how scary Deborah Ross IS.  (For the record, we agree wholeheartedly with that second part.)  Conservative Review has done a great job of cataloging Richard Burr’s highs and…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

#nc-02: Nee-nee in THIRD PLACE ???

If you believe consultant Carter Wrenn, THAT is apparently the case:  Renee Ellmers was being clever. She thought. By telling voters George Holding had opposed ‘the U.S. Army.’ But it turned out to not be clever at all. Because when Holding explained that Ellmers was…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC State Government NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: Team Pope protecting Pat about planes?

Civitas and The John Locke Foundation have long billed themselves as non-partisan, conservative watchdogs looking out for the interests of the taxpayer.  They went hard after former Democrat governors Mike Easley and Bev Perdue.  But when it comes to Republican Pat McCrory?  *CRICKETS.* Both organizations…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics Richard Burr

Richard Burr: HB2 went “too far”

A few years back, he told us trying to defund ObamaCare was ”the dumbest idea” he’d ever heard — shoving a knife in the back of conservatives attempting a last-minute killing of that fiscal nightmare.  He voted FOR allowing federal bureaucrats to use racial quotas…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Richard Hudson

#nc-08: Following the Hudson money

As of March 31, Richard Hudson is showing more than a million bucks in his campaign kitty — with more than 2/3 of it coming from PACs and other special interests.  We took a deeper look inside ol’ Rich’s campaign finance documentation and found some…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress George Holding Renee Ellmers

#ncpol: Amnesty and the June primary

Donald Trump has made immigration a major issue in the presidential race.  On the congressional level, a number of candidates on the ballot for the June 7 primary have staked out interesting positions on the problem of illegal aliens:  District 2:  During last week’s televised…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Richard Burr Thom Tillis

Traditional values crowd showing NO LOVE to Burr-Thilli$

In 2010, we heard about how extreme left Elaine Marshall is.  In 2014, we heard about how often Kay Hagan voted with Obama.  Well, we made our choices in those races.  And how is it working out?:  North Carolina is under attack from the federal…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress George Holding Renee Ellmers

#nc-02: Two guys, a girl and a Crabtree

Well, WRAL hosted a debate featuring the three candidates for this US House seat Thursday night.  Here’s the video.  Of course, I watched — so you don’t HAVE to, and made some observations: LOOK AT MEEEEEEEEEEEE.  I’M DAVID CRABTREEEEEEEEEE.  North Carolina’s very own Ted Baxter…