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Tillis 2020 re-elect campaign lifts strategy from failed 2017 VA GOP governor effort

    Hey, if you’re going to copy someone,  make sure it’s someone who suffered the worst beat-down in the state’s political history:   Sen. Thom Tillis’ (R-NC) campaign spokesman acknowledged on Friday that he had copied large portions of a general election strategy memo…

Posted in Congress Media

VA-07: Damn. What was that? An earthquake?

The seismometers were going wild around Richmond, Virginia tonight.  A political earthquake appears to have catapulted the House Majority Leader into those very crowded unemployment lines: In a stunning upset, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost the GOP Virginia primary Tuesday night to Dave Brat,…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media NC legislature Politics Thom Tillis

HOT & Bothered: Virginia’s HOT lane experience offers lessons for NC

HOT lanes are a ho topic around these parts.  House speaker — and US Senate candidate — Thom Tillis is foisting them on his constituents.  Gov. Pat McCrory’s DOT board is mulling the idea of blessing the rest of us with HOT lanes and toll…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media NCGOP Politics

Could VA-GOP brouhaha blow back onto NCGOP?

US House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA)’s primary opponent is calling for an investigation of the Virginia GOP’s new executive director.  Why?  Apparently, the new ED’s consulting firm is on Cantor’s payroll: David Brat, the long-shot challenger to Congressman Eric Cantor (R-VA) in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District,…

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Virginia is for (gas)Tax-Cutters

          Well, the NC General Assembly is seriously considering jacking up unemployment taxes across The Tar Heel State.  Meanwhile, The Commonwealth of Virginia is seriously contemplating eliminating its gasoline tax: […] As the debate over tax reform stalls in Washington, the…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics

Biden: North Carolina. Virginia. Whatever. (Potato. Po-ta-ta ..)

The mainstream media tries so hard to convince us that we have two geniuses currently occupying the top two offices in the land.  But ol’ Barry and Joe are just not living up to the hype. One real weakness I see in our current president…