#ncga: In HD-6, Hanig (R) and Judge (D) a LOT alike.

The two candidates for this open Outer Banks House seat may be in different parties, but they appear to be singing from the same sheet music:

There are some notable similarities between the two candidates seeking to represent N.C. House District 6 in November — Democrat Tess Judge and Republican Bobby Hanig.

      Both candidates state their opposition to offshore oil drilling, an issue that stirs passions on the Outer Banks. […]

Yep.  Hanig even based his opposition to offshore drilling on the “fact” that “everybody already has a job.”


[…] Both identify improving education in the state and the district as a top legislative priority. Moreover, in a time of political polarization and partisanship in Raleigh, they both emphasize a belief in communicating and trying to work with those across the aisle.

“I’m a get along guy,” said Hanig, who is chair of the Currituck County Board of Commissioners. “I think being able to have a conversation with the other side is more important than what you’re saying.” Decrying the divisiveness in politics today, he said “people that are center Democrats have the same concerns as people who are center Republicans.”[…]

Divisiveness?  I won’t hold my breath waiting for the drivebys to ask Hanig how the aforementioned quote squares with his primary campaign tactics against Beverly Boswell or the general modus operandi of Hanig’s political “rabbi”  Bob Steinburg.


[…] Judge sounds a similar note, stating her view that “people are ready for a representative that can go to Raleigh and look for the good points on the right and the good points on the left and find common ground. We’ve got to start now…You’ve got to be willing and able to communicate.” She also expresses admiration for the late Republican Senator John McCain, who was known as a maverick capable of crossing party lines.


Both candidates are relative newcomers to electoral politics. Hanig, a businessman who owns the Pool Guy company, first ran for office when he was elected to the Currituck Board of Commissioners in 2016.

  Asked to draw differences between himself and his opponent, Hanig responds that, “Anybody can say what they’re going to do or how they’re going to do it. I have the experience. I’ve been a chairman of the board of commissioners for two years…I started both my businesses from the bottom up…I’ve had the ability, because I’m a Republican, to start building those relationships in Raleigh.” His opponent, Hanig added, “doesn’t have that luxury.”[…]

There’s at least one important difference between the two:  Tess Judge hasn’t been anywhere near a sketchy deal to pay Bob Steinburg with taxpayer funds.

7 thoughts on “#ncga: In HD-6, Hanig (R) and Judge (D) a LOT alike.

  1. To my knowledge, Hanig did not donate thousands of dollars to BHO. To my knowledge, Judge did. Now that is one BIG difference!!!!!
    Browny Douglas

  2. Let’s all hold hands and sing Kumbaya. Bob “wind and solar goon” hooking up again with Hanig. Those two really “do business well”.
    All snugged up with Judge about the poor mistreated teachers. The House GOP Caucus is going to love you Pee Wee Herman. The coo coo environments are big winners with either candidate. Hanig speaks that he is a Trump man, but constantly proves himself to be a liar.
    I think that old Tess just might take “Haning: I’ve got it in the bag”.

  3. Between this malarky, and Steinburg’s endorsement by the radical left Environmental Defense Fund, I wonder what is going to motivate the GOP base to turn out to vote? A Democrat versus a Democrat dressed up as a Republican?

  4. The “Bob Squad” was a no show again at Dare County’s latest forum. This Republican will not be voting at all for the Senate and House Seat. Can’t stomach voting for a Dumocrat, so I will have to skip over these two.

  5. Acknowledging that there is a small few in Dare and beyond suffering with “sore loser syndrome” , self induced BTW, the skip that vote mindset or voting for a proponent of Socialism is contrary to the forever cause of defending the freedom of our Country, State, and Countys. Think about that.
    Browny Douglas

    1. Brownie, I understand the concept of voting for the lesser of two evils, and have held my own nose to do so too many times. I am glad I do not have that dilemma in your district this time, because I do not know if I could do that for a candidate like Steinburg endorsed by the loony left Environmental Defense Fund. For many, I suspect, that will be a bridge too far.

      The immense damage a Cooper controlled General Assembly could do to North Carolina is very worrisome, and something voters should think about. But that will not be a factor for Dare County’s swing voters and too many of them, I suspect, will vote for the “local” candidate in spite of her being a rabid Obama Democrat. That is a real challenge to have to deal with in your county.

      On paper, that House district is heavily Republican enough, that Hanig should survive, but between his connection to the Steinburg basketball controversy and the “local girl” factor among swing voters in Dare, it could be more dicey than it should be.,

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