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NC-09: Not knowing when it’s time to shut up and go away (and getting smacked down for it)

  We’ve all known someone like Robert Pittenger. It could be an acquaintance, a coworker, a relative, a neighbor. It’s one of those folks who just doesn’t get that they’ve worn out their welcome and need to move on.   You would have thought Pittenger…

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Ethically-challenged NCGOPe LOSER blasts Mark Meadows in driveby media

    Some folks don’t know when they’re beaten and need to move on.  Look at Dan McCready.  And Robert Pittenger. The word on the street is that the ex-congressman (and former state senator)  is looking to run AGAIN for lieutenant governor.  (Political juggernaut Walter…

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“Far” right, far left — AND FAR WRONG !

That reanimated fossil Rob Christensen is at it again in The N&O newsroom.  I still don’t understand WHY people think he is such a political Svengali.  He doesn’t have a clue.  Here he is on last Tuesday’s vote: North Carolina’s primary on Tuesday reflected two…

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Shu’s very bad, horrible Election Day.

North Carolina has an abundant supply of people calling themselves “political consultants” who really don’t have much of a clue.  Unfortunately, the NCGOP has more than its fair share of that surplus.  I, for one, am incredibly frustrated by quality candidates going down in flames…

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#ncpol: Harris nabs BIG family values endorse in NC-09

In their heated rematch from last cycle’s nail-biter, congressman Robert Pittenger and challenger Mark Harris have been bending over backwards to woo the district’s social conservatives and values voters. Harris appears to have scored big with an endorsement from The NC Values Coalition — arguably…

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#ncpol: Wheels falling off of Shumaker’s ‘Trump-hug’ strategy?

Uber-consultant Paul Shumaker is advising candidates in two of the state’s most-watched congressional primaries:  the GOP races in the 3rd and the 9th. Indian casino lobbyist (and Shumaker client) Scott Dacey has been casting himself as the top Trump-booster and beating up incumbent Walter Jones…

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#ncpol: Donald,um, who? Trump?(Oh, yeah. He’s good.)

Two of the more interesting races in May will be GOP congressional primaries involving candidates managed by uber-consultant Paul Shumaker.  Shumaker is known for his cookie-cutter approach to campaign management.  And it shows in his guidance of the campaigns of his clients, Robert Pittenger in…

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#ncpol: A little Rob-on-Rob love

Rob “RielleWho” Christensen is exactly what Rush means when he speaks of “the driveby media.”   For decades, he’s covered up and apologized for the likes of Jim Hunt and John Edwards while tying himself up in knots to screw conservatives at every turn.  Republican primary…

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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: Change The Rules. Here’s Some Cash. (Remember to vote.)

Conservatives have long had heartburn over the very existence of government departments of agriculture.  Far too often, those institutions have been little more than farm community vote-buying apparatuses. In recent years, the USDA has moved away from strictly funding farm-based projects to backing commercial development…