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#ncsen: Hagan, Tillis and Obama’s stimulus

The 2009 so-called “stimulus” passed by the Congress was one of the biggest budget-busting, deficit-growing, big-government, cronyism-enabling scams to ever come out of our capital city.  It appears that BOTH major party candidates in North Carolina’s US Senate race — and some close to them…

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#ncsen: what the voters REALLY care about this year

THIS should be required reading for ANYONE with influence in the GOP campaign to unseat Kay Hagan. Kay Hagan wants to talk about birth control pills and public school classroom size.  Thom Tillis wants to talk about his paper route.  American Insights has decided to throw…

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#ncsen: All about Jeb, Kay’s “strength”, and a “headache” for the GOP

There are a lot of Republicans around who would LOVE to see a poll with a number next to Thom Tillis’s name that is bigger than the number next to Kay Hagan’s name.  (It’s been a while.)  The news media covered former Florida Gov. Jeb…

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#ncsen: Gravis-Human Events poll says Hagan 46, Tillis 42

There’s another poll out.  This one is a joint venture between Gravis Marketing and the conservative web site Human Events.  It seems to follow the pattern of what we’ve seen from other recent polls. This survey was of 860 likely voters, with a margin of…

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#ncsen: Politics is a contact sport. Why the kid gloves?

Those of you who were hoping for a more aggressive strategy out of the Tillis campaign are likely going to be disappointed: […] So there you have it. Thom Tillis is trailing by a handful of points against an incumbent stuck in the mid-40s, and…

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#ncsen: Even more Hagan family fun

We posted previously about Senator Kay Hagan’s brother-in-law pulling in more than a half million in real estate commissions from the City of Greensboro. Now, it appears the good senator’s husband is using some political pull to cash in at the expense of her constituents.  Let’s…

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#ncsen: League of Conservation Voters poll — Hagan 45. Tillis 41, Haugh 5

The League of Conservation Voters — a leftist group typically aligned with Democrats —has released a poll showing incumbent Democrat Hagan leading her Republican challenger, but only within the margin of error. The survey was conducted among 600 likely mid-term election voters from September 13-18….

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Oh, Thom calls EVERYBODY by their first name. EVERYBODY. (Really.)

Feminists have made a lot of noise about Thom Tillis referring to Senator Kay Hagan as “Kay,” while she called him “Speaker Tillis” during the first televised Senate debate on September 3.  Calling your opponent by his or her first name, instead of their formal…

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#NCSEN: A disconnect with the church-going crowd?

Polling from Raleigh-based American Insights says both of the major parties’ US Senate candidates have some work to do in appealing to church-going voters.  Some of the key findings? : Faith driven voters are one-third of the total North Carolina electorate Ninety-five percent of those…

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#NCSEN: All in the (Hagan) family

We reported about an “interesting” real estate deal involving Senate candidate Thom Tillis and some high-dollar donors to his campaign.  Now, we’ve come across something suggesting US Senator Kay Hagan’s brother-in-law may have enriched himself thanks to some insider, crony-capitalism connections. George Hartzman, a Greensboro…