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NC-03: The McIntyres (D) return Joan Perry’s favor

    For a former Democrat congressman, Mike McIntyre sure is playing a  major role in a Republican primary (in a district he doesn’t even live in).   Joan  Perry and Greg Murphy are locked in a runoff for the GOP nomination in North Carolina’s…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Politics

Two to watch in 2014: Crisco in NC-02, White in NC-07

Former state senator David Rouzer (R-Johnston) probably had the biggest smile of all on his face upon hearing of Mike McIntyre’s retirement.  Rouzer lost a very close election to McIntyre in 2012 in a specially-configured majority-Republican district. We were all expecting a sequel to 2012…

Posted in Congress Democrats Media Mike McIntyre

Next stop for McIntyre: Governor?

    Congressman Mike McIntyre made a big announcement today. He’s coming back home after 18 years in DC.  A 2014 reelection was looking tough in his new GOP-leaning district. Mike and I are both native Lumbertonians.  We know each other — and know a…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Mike McIntyre Politics

NC-07: Roughly 75% of McIntyre campaign $$$ from PACs

Democrat congressman Mike McIntyre narrowly won reelection in 2012.  He was running in a GOP-majority district with his hometown gerrymandered out.  Barry Obama was on the top of the Democrat ticket.  With a Barry-less ballot, Republicans are counting on a lot less Democrat excitement this…

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Politicians hosting job fairs: How about some pro-growth votes, instead?

      US Senator Kay Hagan (D) got a lot of glowing publicity for hosting a job fair in Rocky Mount this week.  It’s the least she could do.  She enthusiastically cheerleaded and voted for ObamaCare, which even veteran Democrat senator Max Baucus (Montana)…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Democrats Larry Kissell Media Mike McIntyre Politics

“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…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Politics

Endorsements: Thom Tillis gets ONE, Obama LOSES one

The country club Republicans are on the march. It’s being reported that Ed Broyhill, scion of the furniture empire, is rallying people around the idea of state House speaker Thom Tillis mounting a 2014 challenge to US Senator Kay Hagan. Yes, the family that gave…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Politics

Republicans for McIntyre

The Wilmington Star News has an item about a coalition of Republicans from “all across Eastern North Carolina”  supporting the reelection of  Seventh District congressman Mike McIntyre (D). Funny.  NCGOP HQ tells those of us on the right, out here in the grassroots,  to be…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy Media Politics

Arguing with idiots: Gas Prices Edition

(Apologies to Glenn Beck for lifting the title of his GREAT book.) The next time some Obama-voting granola rants about how the high prices at the pump are GEORGE W. BUSH’S fault,  hit that “person” right between the eyes with the info in  THIS great…

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McIntyre to stick with re-election campaign to Congress

        Congressman Mike McIntyre (D), an 8th Congressional District resident, will be on the ballot for  the 7th Congressional District race in May and November.  (YAWN.)  He issued the following statement to clarify his decision to forego a bid for governor and…