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NC-02: The money chase, updated and speaking VOLUMES

It’s been said money is the mother’s milk of politics. It’s tough to keep going, to grow and nurture, if you’re not getting any. Well, the year-end reports are in at the FEC, and they are helping us separate the wheat from the chaff in…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

#nc-02: Frank Roche says Nee-Nee needs to Quit-Quit

No, it’s not for what you might think.  Roche has put out video replaying Renee Elmers’s 2010 statement about her support for term limits.  Specifically, she says THREE TERMS is more than enough for Members of Congress.  At the end of this year, she will…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

#NC-02: A few thoughts on the RINO hunt

Well, this ad popped up during the most recent televised GOP presidential debate — making it clear that North Carolina’s Second Congressional District GOP primary will be just as much of a media circus.   The primary is officially a foursome.  In the early stages…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

NC-02: Money is talking in GOP US House primary race

And it is not saying very nice things about Frank Roche.   Judging from what we found on the FEC web site, the Cary Republican appears to be repeating his dismal fundraising performance from his 2014 run against incumbent Renee Ellmers. The incumbent, Ellmers, is…

Posted in Congress Renee Ellmers

NC-02: Jim Duncan steals the show at district’s GOP convention

Over 200 Republican leaders in North Carolina’s Second Congressional District gathered in Sanford today for their party’s district convention.  As expected,  there were candidates for the 2016 election cycle pressing the flesh and pitching for support.  All three announced candidates for the 2016 GOP primary…

Posted in Congress Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

NC-02: A three-way for the GOP?

Just when you thought  you couldn’t get enough of Frank Roche — he throws his hat back in the ring for the 2nd congressional district race.  The second place finisher in the 2014 GOP primary for this congressional seat will join Chatham County GOP chairman…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Moore County Politics

NC-02: Roche takes tough parting shot at GOP Establishment

Renee Ellmers’ 58-42 re-nomination win Tuesday left a lot of observers scratching their heads in frustration and out-and-confusion.  How on Earth did this dingbat win AGAIN?  Her primary challenger — former banker, radio host and currently college professor — Frank Roche offered a gracious concession…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Moore County Politics

FIVE ROOKIES? More changes in the air for NC congressional delegation?

We’ve got three open seats this year — districts 6,7, and 12.  So, we’ll definitely be adding three newcomers to our state’s delegation to DC.  But serious election observers suggest close primary races in the 2nd — held by Renee Ellmers — and the 3rd —…

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NC-02: Ellmers says immigration reform NOTon top of voters’ lists. (So why push it so hard?)

She’s been all over the country and all over the media talking up the subject.  “Comprehensive immigration reform.” “A pathway to citizenship.”    Some may see those terms as code that tap-dances around its true meaning: amnesty for illegal aliens.  Ellmers has positioned herself with…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Moore County NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

NC-02: In home stretch, Roche making big gains on the ground

The GOP primary in the 2nd congressional district is really looking interesting.  Low-budget, upstart primary challenger Frank Roche has been racking up some serious straw poll wins within the district against incumbent Renee Ellmers.  (Average Roche victory? 2 to 1.)  Ellmers’ campaign treasury is stuffed…