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NC-6 GOP: Coble’s retirement from Congress throws open the barn doors

  The dean of the North Carolina congressional delegation is calling it quits.  Greensboro’s Howard Coble — an 82 year old moderate who rose to prominence in Raleigh in the Holshouser administration and first won election to Congress in 1984 — says health issues and…

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It’s not about Rs vs. Ds. It’s statism vs. freedom.

  [H]ow on earth could an Obama-liberal be one of the four Republican Leaders in the State House? That’s a question longtime campaign consultant Carter Wrenn asked in a recent blog post.   Carter sounds like a lot of people I hear these days.  They…

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The fiscal cliff debacle: assessing the damage

      Anyone giddy over the congressional “fiscal cliff” solution needs to have their head checked.  This whole episode was travesty from start to finish — with people desiring further harm to the US economy as the only real winners.  Let’s inspect the damage:…

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North Carolina’s Ellmers & Coble two of John Boehner’s “100 loyal soldiers”

  GOP House speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell have — in their ongoing negotiations with President Barry — been quite busy trashing the GOP platform plank opposing tax increases.  GOP leaders in both congressional chambers have conceded to Obama’s class warfare…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

Study sheds more light on Ellmers’s performance in Congress

  Govtrack.us is a non-partisan web site devoted to the study of Congress and its legislative process.   It also has on-going scatter diagram studies tracking Members based on the legislation they sponsor and co-sponsor.  (Those who have taken a few statistics classes should be…

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How to tackle (and possibly beat) Howard Coble

I came across an interesting memo put together for The Campaign For Primary Accountability (CPA) by Wilkins Perkins Allen (WPA) Opinion Research.  The memo, dated April 5, featured the results of a March 20-21 poll on the 6th Congressional District GOP primary featuring Guilford County…

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6th District US HOUSE GOP race still looking tight: Coble & Flynn neck-and-neck

          The Bill Flynn campaign is touting some more straw poll results in its primary fight against the dean of the state’s congressional district running his first race in virtually a brand new district. The latest straw poll was conducted last…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers

North Carolina congressional Republicans circle the wagons to protect themselves from angry primary voters

Howard Coble has endorsed Mother Jones magazine’s favorite Republican, Walter Jones,  in 2010 and 2012.  Renee Ellmers has endorsed David Rouzer in the 7th district GOP primary.  Virginia Foxx endorsed Howard Coble in his race for the GOP nomination in the new 6th district.  (This…

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National Journal: Ellmers is NC’s most conservative Member of Congress

  National Journal, the non-partisan national publication dedicated to daily coverage of the U.S. Congress, has released its annual ideological rankings of Members of Congress.  It appears that the Tar Heel State’s newest Member of Congress, Renee Ellmers (R-2nd) has shot to the top of…

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Coble going for term #15

The Greensboro News & Record reported today that Congressman Howard Coble (R) will seek reelection to the U.S. House seat he has held since 1985.   Coble, 80, is the oldest and longest-serving member in North Carolina’s congressional delegation.  He had a lengthy hospital stay…