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Thom & Renee: the hit of The Ripon Society’s party

For those of you who may not be familiar with this Ripon crowd, they were founded to counter the rise of the Goldwater / Reagan people in the GOP and to return the party to the grand old days of Nelson Rockefeller and Teddy Roosevelt….

Posted in Congress Media Renee Ellmers

NC-02: Liberal GOPers fawn over Renee

The Ripon Society — a left-leaning Republican group that basically wants to evict the church-going, Ronald Reagan / Barry Goldwater / Hesse Helms — idolizing crowd from the GOP — has published a fawning interview of US Rep. Renee Ellmers in the latest issue of…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

Renee Ellmers: hugging up tighter to the GOP’s left wing

She slipped into office in 2010 with enthusiastic Tea Party support — vanquishing Bob ” The Sidewalk Assassin” Etheridge.  Lefties beat her up as a stalking horse for “tea-baggers.”  But not long after being sworn in, Renee Ellmers made a beeline for John Boehner and…

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It’s not about Rs vs. Ds. It’s statism vs. freedom.

  [H]ow on earth could an Obama-liberal be one of the four Republican Leaders in the State House? That’s a question longtime campaign consultant Carter Wrenn asked in a recent blog post.   Carter sounds like a lot of people I hear these days.  They…

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Renee Ellmers making overtures to GOP’s left wing?

  A TV ad during the May primary promoted congresswoman Renee Ellmers as “North Carolina’s most conservative member of Congress.” It also plugged her as a fighter for “traditional marriage” and the free market. That ad helped her get renominated in a new, more conservative…