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NC-03: Meadows endorses Greg Murphy, calls him “clearly the conservative pick”

  This move has been a long time in the making.  But it finally got here:   Republican state Rep. Greg Murphy, who topped a 17-way primary Tuesday night for U.S. House in Eastern North Carolina, picked up a key endorsement Wednesday morning ahead of…

Posted in campaign 2019

NC-09: Stony, meet Fern.

  Tne first day of filing ended with confirmation of a Republican primary.   (Libertarian Jeff Scott, who was in the 2018 edition of this race, also returned to the fold.) Former state Rep. (1994-2002) and state senator (2002-2004) Fern Shubert of Union  County has…

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Attacks from outsiders COULD AID Mark Sanford’s return to DC

A political chain reaction was set off earlier this year, south of our southern border, when Jim DeMint resigned from the US Senate and was replaced by congressman Tim Scott.   Scott’s Charleston-based seat came up for grabs in a special election.  Two candidates —…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media NC legislature Obama Politics Republicans

The declining value of the “Republican” and “conservative” political labels

        In this nightmarish economy, we’re seeing a lot of things lose their value.  In recent years, we’ve also begun to see the decline in value of the “conservative” and “Republican” labels. We used to have a clear idea of WHO was…

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Meet Mike Causey (R), candidate for NC Insurance Commissioner

  When you first meet Mike Causey, the Greensboro Republican strikes you as way too nice of a guy to be a player in hard-nosed big-time statewide politics. He presents quite a contrast to Richard Morgan —  his opponent in the July 17th GOP runoff…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Meet Ed Goodwin, candidate for NC Secretary of State

Most people, when they hear the words ‘secretary of state’, they think of foreign policy and Hillary Clinton. The position of North Carolina Secretary of State plays a significant role within North Carolina’s economy.  The office administers state business licensing, certifies election results, and investigates…

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Meet Dan Forest

  Throughout our state’s history, lieutenant governors have put their own personal touch on a job with a limited scope of powers.  Dan Forest, one of the two GOP candidates for lieutenant governor still standing,  would like his tenure in office to be marked by principled…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers

Keep an eye on Ellmers

        Veteran politicos all over North Carolina’s Second  Congressional District are telling me that the political establishment and the news media could be in for a heck of a surprise on May 8.    One loyal reader, active in the GOP at…

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Primary foe a boon for Mike Causey?

Running for down-ballot council of state races is often a popularity contest based on name ID — a lot like student council races from our school days. Mike Causey,  Republican candidate for NC state Insurance Commissioner, is part of the crowd of candidates fighting for…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics South Carolina

Tea Party displeasure with SC’s Haley an omen for NC voters considering McCrory?

      Tea Party activists in South Carolina had such high hopes for state legislator Nikki Haley while she was running for governor of The Palmetto State. She had a strong conservative record in the legislature, and talked a good game on the campaign…