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#nc-02: Five Republicans, One Democrat.

Filing closed today.  Here are your Republican choices (other than Renee Ellmers):   Jim Duncan, Frank Roche, Tim D’Annunzio, and Kay Daly.  One Democrat, Adam Coker, has filed.  The district is overwhelmingly conservative.  So, it typically goes to the winner of the GOP primary. Roche…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Moore County NCGOP Politics

Renee Ellmers: The gift that keeps on giving

She can melt down on national radio.  She can scream at her constituents.  She can ignore and avoid a good chunk of her district.  But, somehow — despite violating all of the basic rules of politics and elected office —  Renee Ellmers keeps getting back…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Moore County NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

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…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Moore County NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

NC-02: Frank Roche hits the ground running in primary bid against Ellmers

  Wake County Republican Frank Roche has launched a web site promoting his 2014 primary challenge to incumbent congresswoman Renee Ellmers. You may remember Roche from his 2010 primary bid for the 4th congressional district GOP nomination and his 2012 bid for the GOP nomination…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Moore County Politics

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 Politics Renee Ellmers

Ellmers: I never was one of those Tea Party people

  Ah, the truth comes out so late in the election season.  Take this segment of an article in today’s edition of The Southern Pines Pilot introducing the candidates in the Second Congressional District race: […]“In the last election, we had a chance to send…