Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga SD-1 endorsers: Top conservative blesses Twiddy. Steinburg gets — a DEMOCRAT?

Well, one of the wildest, craziest, meanest primary fights in the state is mercifully coming to a close.  Endorsements are starting to come in. Senator Bill Cook (R), the retiring incumbent in the district, has cut an ad for Clark Twiddy that both praises Twiddy…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Politics

Our choices for the 2016 vote

Here in yellow-dog Republican Moore County, people are flooding our ONE early voting station.   Record turnout not seen since 2008, say local elections officials.  Here at Haymaker HQ, we want to make sure that you early voters are making wise decisions.  Please consider the…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Politics

2016 Moore County recommendations

This is a post aimed at our readers who can vote within the confines of Moore County, North Carolina.  Early voting starts tomorrow.  Here are some of the local folks we think you ought to vote FOR: District Court:   Re-elect Don ‘Skipper’ Creed.   He’s…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Politics

Some thoughts for early voters

It’s about that time.  Some folks are already asking for my suggestions on the races.  There are several I am honestly indifferent about right now.  But there are some that are slam-dunks for me right now: President:   TRUMP.  DONALD J. TRUMP.  You’re going to…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Voting Guide for Tuesday (part 3)

In this installment, we’re going to talk about the General Assembly.  Yes, that cesspool on Jones Street in Raleigh.  Corruption is just as rampant as it was under the other guys who ran it for 140 years. We’ve got some cleaning up to do.  And…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media Politics

#NCGA: A few recommendations for our friends out there

Early voting gets started this week.  We’ve got some primaries out there.  We also have a lot of folks out there who are unopposed for renomination.  A great way to show your displeasure with a legislator who is unopposed for renomination?  Leave that race blank…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Greg Brannon Mark Harris Mark Harris Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

#NCSEN: Establishment doubles down on Tillis

North Carolina state House speaker, and US Senate candidate, Thom Tillis has picked up the endorsement of the DC-based Business & Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC).  The group is closely allied with efforts by Karl Rove and The US Chamber of Commerce to beat back…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics

Endorsements 2012: Causey, Forest, (Ed) Goodwin, Tedesco & Royal

        The Council of State races tend to get overlooked by the media in favor of the more glamorous presidential and gubernatorial campaigns.  It may be hard to get excited about — for instance — the commissioner of Labor race, but that…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County Politics

Moore County endorsements 2012: “No turn left un-stoned”

We don’t have a whole lot of political drama here in Moore County this year. ( The race for District Court has been nasty, but I have addressed all that in my earlier post.)  Locally, we’ve got the District Court race, a race for county…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Law & Order Media Moore County NC State Government Politics

Endorsements 2012: Here Come The Judges!

    Judicial elections are tough for most voters.  If you tend to behave yourself, you have very little contact with these men (and women) in black.  The media tends to downplay the activities of judges — unless they get caught dancing down Main Street…