Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Renee Ellmers

#NC-02: Tata testing waters against Ellmers?

We understand — thanks to very good sources in the Raleigh area — that feelers are being put out by political pros to test former NCDOT secretary (and Army general) Tony Tata as a potential GOP primary candidate against congresswoman Renee Ellmers.  Said one source:…

Posted in Media NC State Government NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

Book Tour Brouhaha?

There’s been all kinds of speculation about DOT secretary Tony Tata’s sudden departure from his post.  Some of my well-placed folks in the capital city tell me that Tata’s split with McCrory was, um. less-than-amicable. A LOT less. What was the source of this reported…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Walter Jones

NC03: Pouting over a ”missed opportunity”

A celebrity member of the NCGOP establishment sent along to us this article from The Weekly Standard — edited by Bill Kristol, who invested heavily in the 2014 primary challenge against Walter Jones — expressing frustration with “missing an opportunity” to finally GET Walter Jones: Walter…

Posted in Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Voter ID charlie-foxtrot = Tata’s fault?

That’s the latest spin coming out of our fair capital city.  The grassroots have been fuming since a last-minute surprise watering down of voter ID breezed through the General Assembly.  House leaders have been trying to smooth over some hard feelings among grassroots leaders. Here’s…

Posted in Congress Media NCGOP Politics

NC-03: Tata coming after Walter Jones?

It’s no secret that Walter Jones irritates the political establishment.  The GOPe tried to get him in the 2014 primary.  Now, it appears they’re trying again with a new face:  Tony Tata, the state transportation secretary, is seriously considering challenging Congressman Walter Jones in the…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

“EAT” your toll road. It’s, um, GOOD for you!

Gov. Pat McCrory trotted out NCDOT secretary Tony Tata to defend the wildly controversial I-77 “HOT lane” tolling project in Mecklenburg County.  (McCrory, House speaker Thom Tillis, and speaker pro tem Skip Stam have all advocated passionately for toll roads as a method for financing…

Posted in Media Politics

McClatchy Gang continues with Operation Evisceration

    A Tea Party-aligned Missouri congresswoman and the new North Carolina Department of Transportation secretary are the latest Republicans to get knee-capped by the mainstream media — courtesy of McClatchy Newspapers. NCDOT Secretary Tony Tata served as Wake County schools superintendent until lefty board…

Posted in Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Tony Tata, school buses, and NC’s educrat cartel

        Democrat Gary Pearce is beside himself over the appointment of former Wake County Schools superintendent Tony Tata as state DOT secretary.    (Gary and his buddy Carter Wrenn — two guys famous for being in the right place, hugged up to…