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#nc-03: Following Taylor Griffin’s money

The McClatchy drivebys have finally caught on to something we knew waaaaaaaay back in November 2015.  Big Money from out of state is betting big on Walter Jones nemesis Taylor Griffin: […] Paul Singer, a New York-based hedge fund manager, has put his money behind…

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NC-03: National Tea Party leader smacks Griffin over Jones-Iran ad

The political world is buzzing about this ad produced by Republican congressional candidate Taylor Griffin alleging that Walter Jones — of all people — took sides with Barack Obama. It’s succeeded in firing some people up — to the detriment of Griffin.  Here’s Jenny Beth…

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NC-03: Wow. Taylor Griffin IS being bankrolled by Wall Street & K Street.

We’ve written extensively about this heightened environment of influence-buying in American politics.  Over in the Third Congressional District GOP primary, we’ve got a clear example of deep-pocketed influence-peddlers in DC and New York trying to buy a congressional seat. We took a look at the…

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#nc-03: A split decision on Paul Ryan

Walter Jones has clearly not had John Boehner as a part of his fan club.  There’s been evidence that Boehner and sources close to him have been behind recent primary challenges to Jones. Jones has also been credited with having a major impact on Kevin…

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#NC-03: Jones beating Griffin in money chase

The third quarter campaign finance reports have been filed with the Federal Elections Commission.  If the numbers in those reports are any indication, Walter Jones will be celebrating in November. Primary challenger Taylor Griffin reports raising $117,424 through September 30.  His report indicates he has…

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#nc-03: Emerson Electric, Boehner tag-teaming Walter Jones?

That’s what it looks like.  Take a gander at this invitation for a September 29 fundraiser in DC for Jones’s primary opponent, *local boy* Taylor Griffin: Subject: Fwd: Taylor Griffin Please Join Jim Carter John Green Will Kinzel Hunter Moorhead Jeff Strunk Emerson Responsible Government Fund For…

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#nc-03: Some advice for Taylor Griffin

It looks like the GOP primary for US House is not going to look anything like the last go-around.  The Walter Jones campaign got caught flat-footed in 2014 and nearly paid for it.  Jones is cruising along fine with the base in 2016.  He is…

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#ncpol: NRCC sanctioning “hit” on Walter Jones?

OnMessage Inc. is a high-powered, successful DC-based political consulting firm.  It has clients from sea-to-shining sea.  In North Carolina, the firm counts Thom Tillis, Richard Hudson and David Rouzer among its clients.  Some of the firm’s bigger, better known clients include The National Republican Congressional…

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NC-03: A GOP threeway

Lately, it seems that all of Walter Jones’s campaigns are raucous affairs. DC-based groups dumped millions into his primary race in 2014.  Well, it looks like his 2014 opponent is back for more in 2016 — and is being joined by another challenger. Taylor Griffin…

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FIVE ROOKIES? More changes in the air for NC congressional delegation?

We’ve got three open seats this year — districts 6,7, and 12.  So, we’ll definitely be adding three newcomers to our state’s delegation to DC.  But serious election observers suggest close primary races in the 2nd — held by Renee Ellmers — and the 3rd —…