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#ncpol: Wayne Goodwin starting to draw a crowd of opponents

It looks like North Carolina Republicans will have at least THREE choices to pick from in selecting a candidate to face off in November with incumbent Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin (D). Mike Causey, Goodwin’s 2012 opponent, is giving it another whirl.   Heather Grant, an…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Want to make Fletcher Hartsell go away? Get behind THIS GUY.

Cabarrus County conservatives have officially started their hunt for the elusive bearded RINO.  He’s tricky — he can change his appearance, looking like a Republican while acting like a Democrat.  The hunting party may have an advantage this year. It appears the bearded RINO is…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Richard Burr

#ncpol: ONLY TEN senators (None named Burr or Tillis) vote to clamp down on visas for folks from jihad countries

It’s come out that at least one of the San Bernardino shooters pledged allegiance to ISIS prior to partaking in the slaughter of those innocent people at the county building. And how did the “honorables” on Capitol Hill — that Republican majority — react? Let’s…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Richard Burr

#ncsen: The Pizza Man rides AGAIN!

It has so been proclaimed on Twitter: Wow.  You may remember Sean Haugh, a Durham pizza delivery man, for the national sensation he caused during the 2014 US Senate general election. He got on TV to debate with Thom Tillis and Kay Hagan.   He…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Richard Burr

#ncsen: NCGOP endorsing Richard Burr, who — BTW — has TWO primary opponents?

A recently circulated fundraising letter from NC Republican Party headquarters has at least ONE of US Sen. Richard Burr’s primary opponents fit to be tied. Here’s the controversial section of the letter (posted in full HERE and HERE): Hmmm. Re-elect Senator Burr.  (In the letter…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics Tea Party

#ncpol: A MAJOR campaign announcement.

<Monster truck show announcer voice> This Friday.  5 PM.  Concord, NC.  The Hampton Inn.  (Be there.)  </Monster truck show announcer voice.> The good folks at The Cabarrus Conservative Alliance are putting the word out statewide: You are cordially invited to a New Campaign Launch Announcement…

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#ncpol: Like Elvis, John Hood is EVERYWHERE

When I look out into your eyes out there, When I look out into your faces, You know what I see? I see a little bit of Elvis In each and every one of you out there. Lemme tell ya… Weeeeeeeeeellllllll… Elvis is everywhere Elvis…

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#ncga: A DOOZY of a GOP primary out west in HD 115

Democrat John Ager is expected to pursue a second term in this western North Carolina mountain district.  He was one of the few bright spots for Democrats in 2014 — knocking off RINO incumbent Nathan Ramsey. If you thought the primary for Rick Catlin’s seat…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

#nc-02: A SEVEN-WAY GOP primary?

Well, the Second District GOP primary race for 2016 is getting to be quite a crowded affair.  We’ve all known incumbent Renee Ellmers was running for reelection.  We’ve known about challengers Jim Duncan, Kay Daly and Frank Roche. Second District GOP heavy-hitters are telling me…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: The Four T’s of 2016

The first week of December marks the shotgun start of the 2016 campaign season in North Carolina.  That’s put-up-or-shut-up time.  It’s when people have to step up and file for the March primaries and the November elections.  Looking ahead, I think the key factors to…