#ncpol: Paul Shumaker, Richard Burr hitching their wagon to Hillary?

THAT is sure what it sounds like: 

The U.S. presidential election is less than nine weeks away, and the historically unpopular presidential candidates at the head of each of the major political parties could bring down the rest of their respective party tickets.Hillary-Clinton-hereicome

With former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her Republican challenger, celebrity businessman Donald Trump, regularly scoring at record lows in general unpopularity, trustworthiness and more in national polls, U.S. Senate and U.S. House candidates around the country are seeking to tie their opponents to the presidential candidates in an attempt to gain an upper hand in close races.

The race for North Carolina’s U.S. Senate seat is one such race where presidential ambitions could have an impact on the November finish line. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), a popular two term incumbent from the increasingly purple Tar Heel State, is facing an unexpected challenge from former State Rep. Deborah Ross (D-NC). Recent polls have shown Burr leading Ross by an average of 2.2 points, with a few showing Ross in a small lead.

“Ever since I launched this campaign last fall, I’ve been focused on the people of North Carolina,” Ross told On Point guest host John Harwood in an interview Monday. “I think that Donald Trump has made his mark in this country and in North Carolina, and his candidacy has made it much easier for Hillary Clinton to win in North Carolina.”

But Burr — known in his state for attentive constituent service work — isn’t giving up on the race just yet.

“Deborah Ross would like to do nothing but attack the Senator for the good work he’s done for this state,” Paul Shumaker, a senior strategist for Sen. Burr’s re-election campaign, told Harwood in an interview Monday. “She has a very strong record of being weak.”burr

And even though recent polls show Clinton putting in a strong effort — and investing a considerable amount of time and money — in North Carolina, Shumaker said he feels the increased national attention on his state will drive voters “in the middle” to split their tickets and vote for Clinton and Burr at the same time.

“At the end of the day, if you want to make the argument that Clinton benefits by Trump and that she’s the likely winner, it’s very easy to make the argument that voters in this state are gonna want a Senator who can keep an eye on her,” Shumaker said.

Keep an eye on her?  The guy has rolled over and showed his belly to Obama for the last EIGHT YEARS!

I swear.  It is getting harder and harder to vote to reelect this guy.  From his refusal to fight ObamaCare, to his embrace of Lindsey burrtGraham and John McCain, to his support for liberal judges, the block grants for child care with Barbara Mikulski, gays in the military, and increased governmental surveillance of the populace, Richard Burr has repeatedly thumbed his nose at his party’s base.

The Senate race this year is a LOSE-LOSE-LOSE proposition for the taxpayers.  (Though, Paul Shumaker will be quite a winner — bleeding all kinds of $$$$$ out of the Burr campaign.)  There is no real good reason for voting to send Burr back.  He’s not much better than the other two choices on the ballot. 

6 thoughts on “#ncpol: Paul Shumaker, Richard Burr hitching their wagon to Hillary?

  1. This election has exposed the political elites for the lying, anti America, globalists that they are. (And still — astoundingly– in the face of daily mounting evidence of how truly despicable Hillary is — the brainwashed liberal foot soldiers will vote for her but I digress). It is time to clean house! Hopefully McCain will go tonight and then we can send Obama enabler Burr packing in November.

    Trump 2016!

  2. “But Burr — known in his state for attentive constituent service work — isn’t giving up on the race just yet.”

    WHOA!! In what universe is Burr noted for his constituent service? He’s ignored or worked against the interests of the veteran community and is just about as inaccessible a Senator as any I’ve ever seen.

  3. Burr does not get my vote, there is not a modicum of difference between him and Ross, including how they will vote – it is quite laughable to state that Burr is known for his attentive constituent service work but then again this ridiculous statement comes from Paul Shumaker, a pathetic loser just like Burr.

  4. Remember when Burr spoke at the state convention this year he said “We need to be more conservative”

    I wish someone had that on video I about fell out of my chair

      1. If conservatives win a primary, even in a competitive state like Colorado, McConnell and the establishment Republicans refuse to support them in the general election as they are now refusing to do in Colorado.

        Even worse are the really nasty anti-conservative campaigns people like McConnell and Burr finance in primaries like the underhanded race baiting campaign they ran in the Mississippi Senate primary runoff against the conservative who had been top votegetter in the first round:


        These ads were intended to and did drive black Democrats to improperly vote in the GOP primary runoff.

        The Senate Conservatives Fund directly traced the money that paid for that disgusting campaign to seven GOP Senators including Burr and McConnell. Burr has never apologized for his deplorable behavior in this travesty.

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