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…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Mark Harris Media NCGOP Politics

#NCSEN: Told Ya So.

We reported a little while back on the possibility that Charlotte pastor Mark Harris was at risk for being cut out of the televised debates for the 2014 GOP US Senate primary. Now, we’re hearing reports confirming that WRAL will not be including Harris in…

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

New weekly tracking polling info: GOP race for #NCSEN is really Brannon v. Tillis

It’s no secret that the US Senate race in North Carolina is attracting a lot of national attention.  I’ve posted before about the contacts I have within an organization closely watching the race.  The organization has a lot of influence within the DC beltway and…

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

#NCSEN: (The gloves come off.) Harris calls out Tillis, compares him to Patrick Cannon

If North Carolina voters send Thom Tillis to Washington, they could find themselves in the same boat as Charlotte voters who recently elected Patrick Cannon as their mayor.  So says Charlotte pastor Mark Harris — one of Tillis’ opponents in the GOP primary for US…

Posted in campaign 2014 Mark Harris McClatchy Media Politics

#NCSEN: Could Mark Harris be cut from TV debates?

Time Warner News and McClatchy are sponsoring a GOP primary debate on April 22.  WRAL has one slated for April 23.  Charlotte pastor — and former Southern Baptist Convention president — Mark Harris has been touted in the media as a leading contender for the…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Mark Harris Media NCGOP Politics

#NCSEN Team Harris releases internal polling

So far, we’ve seen data mostly from PPP, Elon and the newcomer American Insights. The campaign of US Senate Republican hopeful Mark Harris has released the results of some internal polling on the race conducted late last week by an unnamed pollster.  The poll supports…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Mark Harris Mark Harris Media Moore County NCGOP Politics

#NCSEN Mark Harris: The ‘No-Baggage’ conservative choice?

I had the opportunity for an audience with Charlotte pastor — and US Senate candidate — Mark Harris on Saturday.  (I do have to commend him for not running away in terror after I introduced myself.  For some reason, I scare some political candidates.) A…

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

#NCSEN PPP March poll shows serious Tillis drop, slight Brannon climb

I am sure the latest polling from PPP is causing a lot of establishment heads to get scratched in bewilderment.  State House speaker Thom Tillis is getting all the buzz as the inevitable GOP nominee against incumbent US senator Kay Hagan.  He’s racking up endorsements…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Mark Harris Media NCGOP Politics

#NCSEN Mark Harris OK with “path to legal status” for illegals

Immigration has become quite a flashpoint in American politics.  It’s turned Republicans against each other — some using code words that basically mean “amnesty,” others demanding that the government simply enforce the laws on the books.  Charlotte pastor, and Republican US Senate candidate, Mark Harris…

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

#NCSEN: Poll shows GOP primary, November general both still wide open

An American Insights poll, taken earlier this month, of 611 registered North Carolina voters finds a tight GOP primary and close general election in the state’s US Senate race. (If you haven’t heard of American Insights, you’re not alone.  The lefties at The Daily Kos…