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Are Richard Hudson and the GOP Establishment selling us a bill of goods?

      Richard Hudson, the GOP nominee for the 8th congressional district, has been spending a lot of time raising questions about incumbent Larry Kissell’s character.  We’ve done some digging into Hudson’s own record, and it’s left us asking: Is Richard Hudson fabricating his…

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FreedomWorks falling in line with the RNC?

To paraphrase El Rushbo — the closer you are geographically to DC, and the longer you stay there, the less conservative you become over time. I fear that piece of wisdom may be ringing true in the case of FreedomWorks.  That organization attempts to position…

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“Endangered” NC Democrats running to right of challengers in US House races?

Quick.  In North Carolina’s Seventh Congressional District, can you guess which candidate won the endorsements of conservative establishment groups like the National Rifle Association,  Concerned Women for America, The National Federation of Independent Businesses, and  Americans for Legal Immigration?  If you guessed Republican nominee David…

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I’ll take endangered big spenders for a trillion, Alex

  The folks at the NRCC in Washington have come up with a creative little web site that should appeal to the fans of the popular long-running game show Jeopardy. Kissell – a Democrat representing North Carolina’s 8th district since 2008 – has been targeted…

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Club for Growth likes Keadle for NC-08 GOP congressional primary

The  Club For Growth, a national political action committee that champions the free market and economic liberty, is formally wading into North Carolina’s Eighth Congressional District GOP primary and endorsing candidate Scott Keadle of Iredell County.  (The Eighth District has been represented for the last…

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Kissell, Shuler, McIntyre part of D.C.’s ‘Dangerous Dozen’ list

      Veteran DC-based political analyst Stuart Rothenberg has singled out three congressmen from North Carolina as part of his ‘Dangerous Dozen’ list of incumbents most likely to go down to defeat in 2012: … Larry Kissell (D-N.C.). Kissell finds himself in a redrawn district that moves…

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McIntyre: I’m running in NC-7 regardless of final map

Congressman Mike McIntyre has said publicly that he plans to run for reelection to his 7th district seat regardless of what the final redistricting map looks like.  Two maps have come out of the legislature.  The first map had more than half of McIntyre’s home…

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Redistricting reboot: From bad to worse for NC Democrats

The Left threw a major tantrum over the first congressional redistricting map released by the conservative majority in the North Carolina General Assembly.  Leftists claimed the map was unconstitutional, unfair to minorities, and WAY TOO GENEROUS to Republicans. The map-drawers in Raleigh received word that…

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GOP legislator eyeing Kissell challenge in NC-8

  Reports from Washington are that state Rep. Justin Burr (R-Albemarle) — no relation to our state’s senior U.S. Senator — is seriously eyeing  a challenge to two-term 8th district incumbent congressman Larry Kissell (D). The NCGOP is placing a lot of emphasis on this district. The…