Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers

#ncpol NC-02: Radio hosts weighing in GOP field for US House

Religious right leader and national radio host James Dobson has already thrown his support behind Kay Daly. Now, Erick Erickson — founder of the RedState blog, a Georgia-based national radio host, and occasional fill-in for El Rushbo — has thrown his support behind retired businessman and…

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US House Republicans and those ObamaCare votes

All of us have heard the spin plenty of times from our “favorite” GOP member of the US House. Republicans have voted 30 — no, 40 — make that, 50 times — to repeal ObamaCare. Usually it’s from a Republican member trying to defend himself…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Economy Media NCGOP ObamaCare Politics

NC-03: GOP challenger Griffin wants to offer “conservative choice” to voters

Year after year, challengers from both parties have come after incumbent Walter Jones with both barrels blazing.  And year after year, Jones keeps going back for a new term in Congress.  The tales of his political demise seemed to be incredibly premature.  Jones’ 2014 GOP…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Moore County Politics Renee Ellmers

NC-02: Getting franked by Renee Ellmers

The GOP primary challengers in congressional districts 2 and 3 were in The N&O today bashing the GOP incumbents for allegedly using their congressional franking (AKA free mailing) privileges for political purposes. You hear that every election year in districts all over the country.  The…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Politics

Two to watch in 2014: Crisco in NC-02, White in NC-07

Former state senator David Rouzer (R-Johnston) probably had the biggest smile of all on his face upon hearing of Mike McIntyre’s retirement.  Rouzer lost a very close election to McIntyre in 2012 in a specially-configured majority-Republican district. We were all expecting a sequel to 2012…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Greg Brannon Mark Harris Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

Brannon, Walker win key straw poll in Guilford

Conservatives for Guilford County, one of the most vocal, active conservative grassroots organizations in the state, has spoken loud and clear on the 6th congressional district and US senate races for 2014.  Greensboro pastor Mark Walker was the overwhelming favorite for the House race, while…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Mike McIntyre Politics

NC-07: Roughly 75% of McIntyre campaign $$$ from PACs

Democrat congressman Mike McIntyre narrowly won reelection in 2012.  He was running in a GOP-majority district with his hometown gerrymandered out.  Barry Obama was on the top of the Democrat ticket.  With a Barry-less ballot, Republicans are counting on a lot less Democrat excitement this…

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

Renee Ellmers: Reina de Amnistía

I’ve been hearing some rather disconcerting stuff being whispered about plans for our congressional representative from the Second District.  DC sources tell me plans are in place for Renee Ellmers to be a point-person for the House leadership on immigration reform.  A few weeks back,…

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NC-13 GOP US House race: Holding campaign NOT coordinating with Holding family

    A SuperPac supporting the election of George Holding to North Carolina’s 13th congressional district seat in the U.S. House has been criticized by his opponent Paul Coble — a fellow Republican — and the newsroom at the N&O.  SuperPACS, under federal campaign finance…