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NC-09: Dan Bishop romping through the Ninth District GOP field

  With 160 of 210 precincts reporting,  state senator Dan Bishop led the GOP field with 48 percent of the vote.  Union County commissioner Stony Rushing followed behind him with 21% of the vote, and former Mecklenburg County commissioner Matthew Ridenhour was in third place…

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NC-09: Bishop on fast track to facing McCready in general?

  THAT is apparently what National Journal’s Hotline is reporting.  So take it for what it’s worth: […] NC-09: “Three private polls conducted by both parties in late April suggest that” state Sen. Dan Bishop (R) is on track to secure the nomination in Tuesday’s…

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NC-09: Dan & Stony, a budding bro-mance

  The fireworks in the special election for the Ninth Congressional District seem to be relegated to the campaigns of Union County commissioner Stony Rushing (R) and state senator Dan Bishop (R-Charlotte).   Early voting is already underway.  Election day is May 14.   What…

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NC-09: Bishop gets Club For Growth nod

  So, I guess that other IE was for “opposing”  Stony Rushing.   The Club For Growth threw us for a loop with their endorsement in the Third Congressional District.   In the Ninth, they appear to be betting it all with the man who…

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NC-09: Not knowing when it’s time to shut up and go away (and getting smacked down for it)

  We’ve all known someone like Robert Pittenger. It could be an acquaintance, a coworker, a relative, a neighbor. It’s one of those folks who just doesn’t get that they’ve worn out their welcome and need to move on.   You would have thought Pittenger…

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NC-09: Two more added to the GOP mix

  Fayetteville’s Stevie Rivenbark and state senator Dan Bishop of Charlotte joined Stony Rushing and Fern Shubert in the GOP field for the Ninth Congressional District.   Ms. Rivenbark is a healthcare professional and single mother of two who plans to make pro-life issues and…

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#ncga: Smearing Mr. Bishop.

State senator Dan Bishop (R-Mecklenburg)  is one of the nicest, most integrity-laden politicians we know of in contemporary North Carolina politics.  That’s why the hit piece from  the UK Daily Mail — normally a trustworthy conservative news source — threw us for a loop.  A…

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#ncpol: DAN the MAN

While so many other Republicans are tucking tail and begging for mercy from the leftist hordes, state Senator Dan Bishop (R-Charlotte) is going on the offensive: In the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday after white supremacist events and counterprotests, a North Carolina…

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#ncga: McClatchy’s ‘Men’s Room Jihadi’ takes aim at Dan Bishop

Jihad?  We’re supposed to be offended by a senator characterizing the driveby media as a bunch of maniacal out-of-control radicals bent on causing as much pain and destruction as possible for people they don’t like?  *Damn, it must really have been a slow news day.*…

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Aw-kward.

Yep, that’s how it feels to find oneself on the same side of a debate with the ACLU: Officials with the ACLU of N.C. are taking aim at a Republican state lawmaker’s blistering response to this weekend’s scathing street-shaming of former Gov. Pat McCrory. In…