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2nd district Democrat Wilkins gets some national publicity, raises some eyebrows

    Steve Wilkins, a Moore County Democrat seeking to replace Renee Ellmers in Congress this year, was featured in a June Time magazine column.  In the article,  Wilkins made some statements that could make one wonder if he has a good grasp of what…

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

Frustrated with Renee Ellmers? Well, you do have options in November.

    In May,  U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers  (R-NC02) had a rather underwhelming primary victory against three relatively unknown (and poorly funded) challengers.  She lost Randolph County, and had a rather underwhelming performance here  in Moore County. Since the election, we’ve received more information on…

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Civitas poll should set off alarm bells for NCGOP, McCrory campaign

            The latest poll by North Carolina’s Civitas Institute shows Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton (D) trailing GOP candidate, and former Charlotte mayor,  Pat McCrory (R) by only 2 percent.  Libertarian Barbara Howe — according to the poll — is drawing…

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Moore GOP chairman out in left field on runoff elections

Bob Levy is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet.  He’s been a real peacemaker here in Moore County since Richard Morgan and his cronies were pretty much deposed from power within the county party. Recently, our local thrice-weekly Nobel Prize-nominated, Oscar and Pulitzer…

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From the ‘It Needed to Be Said’ Department, Jones Street division …

  Well, the honorables on Jones Street hashed it out over global warming  this week, and the arrogance and elitism of the granolas — still smarting from their banishment to the back benches –was on full display. Environmentalists and the Democrats want to use Al…

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They came. They saw. They overrode.

        Low-level staffers in the governor’s office are likely scrambling today to ID the truck that ran over their boss lady — THREE TIMES — this week. The folks over on Jones Street successfully overrode Bev’s vetoes of (1) a rewrite of…

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ObamaCare & Pat McCrory: crickets and deafening silence (Here, have another fundraising letter.)

GOP governors across the nation are standing firm against ObamaCare in the wake of the recent Supreme Court ruling — pledging not to implement it or enforce it at the state level. Governors from Florida, Virginia, Louisiana, and Wisconsin, among other places are stepping up…

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Huckabee endorsement of Hudson in NC-08 part of larger spat between Huckabee and The Club for Growth

    The News & Observer did a great job today taking dictation — dutifully transcribing a release from Republican Richard Hudson’s congressional campaign office.  Hudson and  Scott Keadle face off in the July 17th GOP runoff for the right to challenge 8th district congressman…

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More on AFP & Renee

Apparently, some well-connected readers of this site voiced their displeasure to Americans For Prosperity’s North Carolina state chapter for their embrace of congresswoman Marie Antoinette Ellmers.™   AFP-NC had a big “Hands off My Health Care” event in Raleigh on Saturday — and Her Majesty took…

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Where NCGOP’s failure to challenge Roy Cooper reelection comes back to haunt us

With the decision by The Supreme Court the other day, ObamaCare is coming at us full speed ahead (barring courageous action by our members of Congress.) The legislation makes a lot of totalitarian demands on state governments.  Many states — like Virginia and South Carolina…