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NC-02: A social worker?

I came across this re-tweet from Democrat nominee Clay Aiken:   I agree with Clay on #1 and #3, but am stopping WAY short of endorsing #2.  Congressman as social worker ???   Social work — at its roots — is all about TAKING CARE…

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NC-02: The Great Debate Post-Game Show

“Mr. Seacrest, can we get a THIRD option?”   THAT was the quip texted to me during Monday’s debate between Renee Ellmers and Clay Aiken.  Unfortunately, we’re not voting for the winner of a game show here.  We’re choosing someone to vote on our behalf…

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NC-02: Clay’s Child Support. Renee’s Indignance. (Welcome to The Great Debate Pre-Game Show.)

We’ve got a political debate that’s sure to draw a lot of media attention here in town Monday night. I really hate using something like RadarOnline as a source.  But, hey, wasn’t it The National Enquirer that busted wide open the story on John Edwards…

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NC-02: Civitas poll says Ellmers 47, Aiken 39, Undecided 14

If you were wondering why incumbent Republican Renee Ellmers decided to debate Democrat challenger Clay Aiken, this news might give you a hint.  The Civitas survey was conducted Sept. 26-28 among 400 registered voters.  It had a margin of error of +-5 percent. Ellmers’s favorable…

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NC-02: Twisted Sister, Dennis Wicker, and — RepublAIKENs ????

“What is that?  A Twisted Sister pin on your uniform?” We knew that Clay Aiken’s entry into the Second congressional district race was going to turn things into a circus.  Speaking of circus — Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider (not to be confused with Raleigh-based…

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NC-02: The Clay & Renee Show Comes To Town

In about a week, we here in Pinehurst are being, um, “blessed” with an appearance from our two choices for the US House this November.  Renee Ellmers and Clay Aiken will face off before a ballroom full of bankers (and a statewide TV audience) in…

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NC-02: Clay keeping pace with Renee in money chase

It’s an overwhelmingly conservative congressional district.  A two term incumbent is running for reelection.  But Clay Aiken’s star power is apparently helping to make a race of it: “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken announced raising $450,000 from April through June for his bid in North…

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NC-02: Is Aiken’s “incentivizing” MORE or LESS GOVT?

Renee Ellmers’ Democrat challenger Clay Aiken has been throwing around the word “incentivize” a lot lately — on topics ranging from economics to education. “Incentivizing” can have a different meaning for you depending on your political ideology.  Leftists, socialists, Keynesians and that ilk believe it…

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NC-02: Souped-up, well-prepped Clay Aiken takes to the airwaves in Moore

Mr. American Idol got a rather warm welcome this morning in conservative Moore County on  WEEB radio’s morning show. Steve Leader’s show is a must-visit destination for any politico seeking votes from bright-red Moore County.  Steve and news director Al Mangum put the Democrat nominee…

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The Clay & Renee Show: Don’t vote and THIS is what you get.

I want to start off with our most sincere condolences for the family of Keith Crisco.  We did not personally know the gentleman from neighboring Randolph County.  But some of our good conservative friends from that neck of the woods have had nothing but the…