Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Renee Ellmers

NC-02: The money chase, updated and speaking VOLUMES

It’s been said money is the mother’s milk of politics. It’s tough to keep going, to grow and nurture, if you’re not getting any. Well, the year-end reports are in at the FEC, and they are helping us separate the wheat from the chaff in…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Renee Ellmers

#ncpol NC-02: Duncan rolling up endorsements, hitting the airwaves

Kay Daly promotes herself as “The New Phyllis Schlafly.”  but the real Phyllis Schlafly — a conservative icon and backer of Donald Trump — is throwing her support behind another 2nd district Republican in the race for US House:  […] “Jim Duncan will be a…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

#ncpol NC-02: Child Abuse.

Renee Ellmers’s team put out the word long ago that they would not be debating ANY of their girl’s FOUR primary opponents.  But, a circumstance has developed causing them to break from that narrative:  Kay Daly fired a gun and proclaimed she is hunting RINOs…

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#NC-02: MORE on the Money Chase

We posted earlier about the latest fundraising numbers in the Second Congressional District GOP primary.  Incumbent Renee Ellmers leads the pack, followed by Chatham County’s Jim Duncan. (Taking PAC and lobbyist contributions out of the equation, Duncan and Ellmers are pretty evenly matched.)   Well,…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Renee Ellmers

#nc-02: The Vernon Robinson factor

He describes himself as “the black Jesse Helms.” Many other Republicans have less flattering nicknames for him. But — like it or not — Vernon Robinson has become a force to be reckoned with in the NCGOP.   Second Congressional District candidate Kay Daly (R)…

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#nc-02: Kay and those endorsements

Kay Daly is betting big on voters being impressed by the conservative celebrity endorsements on her campaign website.  When she first announced, we were quick to point out that only one person on that list — George Little –could actually vote in the Second District….

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#nc-02: Leftist heads explode over Kay Daly ad

Kay Daly has just jumped in to the Second District GOP congressional primary, but she’s already got her potential general election foes in a tizzy.  Take this tweet from Mother Jones’s DC editor: Corn’s magazine wrote up an article on Daly’s campaign ad under this headline:…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

#NC-02: A few thoughts on the RINO hunt

Well, this ad popped up during the most recent televised GOP presidential debate — making it clear that North Carolina’s Second Congressional District GOP primary will be just as much of a media circus.   The primary is officially a foursome.  In the early stages…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

NC-02: And THEN there were four …

The GOP primary for the Second congressional district is looking to get even more crowded.  The political class is abuzz with the prospect of a new high-profile entry into the race.  Kay Daly — former spokesperson for the NCGOP and well-known conservative activist — is…