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#nc-09: While Pittenger hugs Rove, Harris hugs up to Breitbart, Bannon

Remember when Robert Pittenger earned national attention refusing — on video — to vote to repeal ObamaCare?  Well, he’s back in the national spotlight AGAIN:  When is a wall not a wall? When it is a euphemism. Speaking at Lumberton High School earlier this week,…

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Pittenger + ROVE

Yes, the horned one from the hot place down below is showing himself within the confines of our pristine state once again. This time Karl Rove  appears to be trying to save THE MOST LIBERAL Republican representing North Carolina in the US House from the grasroots…

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Mark Harris, back in the political pulpit

A familiar name to many long-time NC politics watchers resurfaced in the filing for the June special primaries.  Charlotte pastor Mark Harris — a surprise last minute entry into the 2014 US Senate GOP primary field — is once again throwing his hat into the…

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RFRA: An opportunity for Mark Harris?

It’s been a long while since we heard from the Baptist preacher from Charlotte.  Harris jumped into the 2014 GOP primary for US Senate appealing to religious conservatives and Tea Partiers.  Some saw him as a stalking horse meant to split the Tea Party vote…

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#NCSEN: the drive-by media’s flexible definition of ‘controversial’

In 2008 and 2012, we were told not to worry about Barry Obama’s preachers — Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Father Michael Pfleger. We’re told that Bill Barber is a credible Man of God striving to help the state’s poor.  *He’s no kook.* Now, in September 2014,…

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VIP’s DeLancy: OKing ballots from dead folks NOT COOL

We posted earlier about a bill — inspired by Mark Harris’ late father — allowing ballots cast early by people who die before the actual election day to be counted.  House speaker Thom Tillis — and two other GOP legislators — introduced the bill.  Jay…

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#NCGA: Tillis-sponsored bill inspired by former primary foe’s father

It’s rare that we get to see legislation sponsored by a sitting House speaker.  But House Bill 1267 — sponsored by reps. Thom Tillis, David Lewis, and Jeff Elmore and introduced Wednesday — is one of those cases.  HB 1267 is also named “The Everette…

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#NCSEN: ”Did I say ‘unelectable’? I meant UN-Baptist.”

I wanted to be wrong about Mark Harris.  My first thought — when the Charlotte pastor filed for US Senate — was that he was a plant, a stalking horse, to help split the conservative vote to Thom Tillis’ benefit.   My suspicions were heightened when…

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#NCSEN: The Preacher Strikes Back

    It appears that Charlotte pastor and US Senate candidate Mark Harris has learned what a lot of us have known for YEARS:  Thom Tillis is a political weathervane who will say anything or do anything to stock his campaign treasury and nail down…

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…