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State court lets a 2014 civil judgement against Greg Brannon stand

The February 2014 political earthquake that hit US Senate candidate Greg Brannon is still emitting aftershocks more than two years later: A state Court of Appeals panel on Tuesday let stand a jury decision finding congressional candidate Greg Brannon liable for making false and misleading…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress George Holding Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

Brannon IN, Roche OUT in NC-02 (Vernon Robinson IN for NC-13?)

Fresh off of losing his second straight US Senate primary race,  Cary physician Greg Brannon is NOW setting his sights on the new 2nd congressional district US House seat currently held by Renee Ellmers:   I heard from some Brannon advisers this morning.  They tell me…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Richard Burr

Voting Guide for Tuesday (part 2)

For President. I know this one will gin up some discussion.  I WILL go out on a limb and say Kasich AND Rubio are both unacceptable. (It’s interesting that most of our elected Republicans are supporting one of those two.) If the polling stands up, Trump…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Richard Burr

#ncpol NCGOP HQ Twitter tactics raising eyebrows, drawing protest

Larry Holmquist knows all about it.  The Greensboro Republican running in the US Senate primary against Richard Burr has gone round-and-round with NCGOP HQ and Dallas Woodhouse over what could arguably called favoritism toward Burr. Now, we have an issue with the state party’s Twitter account…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Greg Brannon Media NCGOP Politics Richard Burr

#ncsen 2016: The doctor is IN !

I’ll have to admit we were caught off guard around here. But Twitter lit up over the news this morning: The last we heard from this guy — he was on the losing end of a divisive, bitter 2014 US Senate primary and things weren’t…

Posted in Congress Media

#NCSEN: Tillis’s problems are Greg Brannon’s fault? *RIIIIIIIIIIGHT.*

Thom Tillis is not so hot a commodity with Tea Party types in the Tar Heel State. One NCGOP establishment blogger is laying the blame NOT on the speaker’s campaign, but on former GOP primary candidate Greg Brannon: After Thom Tillis won the Republican primary…

Posted in Congress Media

#NCSEN: Let’s play The Blame Game. The pizza man, the baby doc, or the web site?

During the recently completed primary, we were told that Thom Tillis is on cruise-control to Capitol Hill. Kay Hagan needs to start packing.  Miss Susan can start measuring for drapes.   It’s funny how things change.  There is a major hard-sell coming from Raleigh.  The…

Posted in Congress McClatchy Media

#NCSEN: The shih-tzu drops a deuce on Thom’s thax thrickery

Every so often John Drescher’s pet shih-tzu surprises me.  The young man occasionally breaks free from RobRielle’s mind meld and does some honest-to-goodness political reporting. Speaker Thom and his diminutive sidekick Lil’ Jordan tried to hoo-doo North Carolina voters this week with THIS MAILING claiming…

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

WRAL #NCSEN debate pre-game show: It’s O-Care, Stupid! (Binky, up close & personal)

If you didn’t get enough excitement from last night’s extravaganza in Davidson, flip on over to Raleigh’s WRAL TV tonight for Round 2. Mark Harris really fumbled a great opportunity last night.  We fought hard to get him into tonight’s event.  The preacher needs to…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

Tillis: No real difference between me and my #NCSEN opponents

Yep. That’s what he told The Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club on Saturday.   Okay, Mr. Big Boy Pants™, then why are YOU running?  I disagree with his assertion there.  I think there are BIG differences between Tillis and the rest of the field.  He’s…