Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Moore County NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

Study sheds more light on Ellmers’s performance in Congress

  Govtrack.us is a non-partisan web site devoted to the study of Congress and its legislative process.   It also has on-going scatter diagram studies tracking Members based on the legislation they sponsor and co-sponsor.  (Those who have taken a few statistics classes should be…

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The plot thickens in NC House District 6 race?

The race for an open Outer Banks legislative seat has had more twists and turns and intrigue  than your typical daytime soap opera. The May GOP primary race featured three candidates:  Mattie Lawson, a local Tea Party leader; Jeremy Adams, a favorite of the local…

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McNeill surfaces in hunt for Brubaker replacement

      The Randolph County GOP’s vice chairman’s name has popped up as a leading contender to replace former House Speaker Harold Brubaker — who resigned from the legislature earlier this week after nearly 36 years of service. Allen McNeill, a retired sheriff’s department…

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What happened to the ‘MYOB’ rule in party primaries?

      I learned a lot about what I know about politics from my late grandfather — who was a political boss in southeastern North Carolina for decades. I’ll never forget a conversation I had with an elected official my grandfather frequently aided and…

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Brubaker: SO LONG, SUCKERS!

“Let the door knob hit you where the Good Lord split you!” — George Jefferson      The mainstream media was full of glowing tributes to former House Speaker and 36 year legislature veteran Harold Brubaker (R) yesterday as word of his resignation from the…

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Putting 2012 NC GOV polling in perspective: (A libertarian leak for the NCGOP?)

  The latest polling from Democrat pollster Public Policy Polling finds Republican Pat McCrory leading Democrat Walter Dalton 43% to 34% with libertarian Barbara Howe drawing 9 percent.  That leaves 14% undecided — and an undisclosed margin of error — roughly four months out from…

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N&O mocks GOP secretary of state candidates, but is silent on Elaine’s ‘Occupy’ fetish

        Under The Dome has an item today mocking GOP Secretary of State candidates Ed Goodwin and Kenn Gardner’s  invocation of George Soros’s name in a recent campaign forum: The Republicans vying for the secretary of state’s office is sounding the alarm…

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N&O fact-checked on fracking by reader & WRAL

  Fracking has been legalized by the legislature.  But the professional left and their transcriptionists at The N&O are still trying to scare the hell out of the ‘great unwashed’ beyond the Raleigh beltline. Yesterday, the N&O featured an item in ‘Under The Dome’ with…

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ONE MORE WEEK: Runoff election day is July 17th (Time for endorsements.)

Runoffs for a wide range of offices are on the ballot for the July 17th runoff. Have you voted?  Will you be around on July 17th?   Early voting began on June 28th.  If you plan to be out of town on July 17th, take…

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Shubert: Pittenger misrepresents her role in controversial land deal

      A real estate deal in western North Carolina has residents up in arms and has become a major issue in the GOP runoff for the state’s Ninth congressional district seat (being vacated this year by Republican Sue Myrick). Critics claim former state…