North Carolinians Vote on Gubernatorial Picks, Gay Marriage Amendment Today
North Carolina also holds its primary today, and Democrats will select their gubernatorial nominee. Incumbent Bev Purdue, suffering low approval ratings, announced she would not run for reelection.
Six Democrats are seeking the nomination, with perhaps the best known among …
The Unresolved House Races, Part Two
I checked in with someone who knows the ins and outs of the Renee Ellmers campaign in North Carolina’s 2nd congressional district, and that campaign, too, is cautiously optimistic about the outcome of the still-unresolved race.
Right now, Ellmers …
Finally, a New Poll on Ellmers vs. Etheridge
I’m working on my final list of projected winners in the races. (Which races? All of them.)
One of the toughest ones was Renee Ellmers against the North Carolina Strangler, Rep. Bob Etheridge. My head said that a longtime …
In North Carolina, Renee Ellmers Goes Up on the Air, Talking Ground Zero Mosque
I think that by and large, North Carolina Republican congressional candidate Renee Ellmers should hammer incumbent Democrat Bob Etheridge on jobs, jobs, jobs.
But he’s been claiming his GOP opponent is extreme, and so I suppose there’s some …
Live by the YouTube Clip, Die by the YouTube Clip
THE DNC today opens an “iReport” for politics — a website that a party official says will be “devoted to citizens uploading content from political events, including audio and video — a central resource to hold Republicans accountable for …
Bob Etheridge Now Trailing?
Much more on this in a bit: Among voters in North Carolina’s 2nd congressional district, Republican Renee Ellmers 39 percent, Democrat incumbent Bob Etheridge 38 percent, Libertarian Tom Rose 15 percent, and 11 percent undecided.
UPDATE: This is a district where Obama’s …
‘It’s up to Etheridge to convince voters that the inexcusable outburst was a one-time intemperate indiscretion.’
The Greensboro News Record is reexamining its opinion of North Carolina’s Rep. Bob Etheridge after his physical altercation with two young men asking him a question on the streets of Washington:
Whether partisan political operatives or college students, as …
If He’s in a Scandal, He Has to Be an ‘R,’ Right?
I complained this morning about the Washington Post’s disinterest in Bob Etheridge’s altercation, but a reader shows me the New York City CBS affiliate has an innovative way of handling a news story that depicts a Democratic lawmaker …
The Second District Republican Party of North Carolina has launched FireEtheridge.com.
They also charge that “Etheridge’s refusal to give details during his own press conference raises more questions than answers”:
Was he contacted by Capitol police?
What day …
Bob’s Your Physically Abusive Uncle!
In today’s Morning Jolt, more soccer, the revolving door between the Obama administration and the media, a bold claim from Robert Gibbs, and of course, Bob Etheridge:
Hey, we all have bad days. I’ve been known …
Hey, Don’t Punch That — Wait, He’s With Your Opponent? Swing Away!
Up in New York’s 26th congressional district, local media — and Dave Weigel — believe that it is a grand revelation to learn that the cameraman in this video, who appears to be punched or slapped by Jack Davis, …
Help Congresswoman-Elect Renee Ellmers, Just One More Time
Help Renee Ellmers make sure her Election Night victory remains a victory. Those election-law attorneys don’t pay for themselves, you know.
You know, I’m old enough to remember when losing a primary meant you stopped campaigning, and when …
‘As long as Obama’s in the White House, we can’t let a Democrat represent us in Congress.’
Elsewhere in North Carolina, one of my favorite candidates, Renee Ellmers, is up on the air, hitting incumbent Democrat Bob Etheridge for cutting Medicare.
Her message that can work in a lot of districts: “As long as Obama’s in …
Renee Ellmers Answers Questions, Declines to Grab Anyone’s Neck
I just met with Renee Ellmers, the Republican challenger to Rep. Bob “Who are you? Who are you?” Etheridge, North Carolina Democrat.
She notes that for all of the attention on the infamous video of Etheridge getting physical with a …
The Open Window for Renee Ellmers
Over on the home page, a detailed look a the dramatically different political landscape in North Carolina’s 2nd district, where Republican Renee Ellmers seeks to knock off Rep. Bob “Who are you? Who are you? Who are you?” Etheridge.
Just Be Careful When You Ask Him Questions, Guys
It’s not an overwhelming turnout, but in Raleigh, North Carolina, there is a protest at the district office of Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-Intermittent Explosive Disorder).
‘If a teacher at my son’s school treated one of his students this way . . . he would be suspended.’
Renee Ellmers, the Republican candidate in North Carolina’s 2nd congressional district, has a new video response to Bob Etheridge after his altercation.
She calls on him to explain why he did what he did, and apologize in person to …
‘My best description of this video is that Rep. Etheridge acted “manly.” ’
You guys know that democracy and the Constitution are dead, right?
I noticed that after I read some of the responses to the Etheridge video at the web site of the Raleigh News & Observer, the hometown paper for a portion …
The Washington Post Watches
The Washington Post, the newspaper that mentioned “macaca” in approximately 100 articles, op-eds, and editorials about the 2006 Virginia Senate race between George Allen and Jim Webb, watches the video of Rep. Bob Etheridge, North Carolina Democrat, physically assaulting a questioner and …
Bob Etheridge and Yawns
North Carolina Democrat Bob Etheridge, Street Fighter
Wow. Whatever you do, don’t ask Rep. Bob Etheridge, North Carolina Democrat, if he fully supports the Obama agenda:
I can understand a lawmaker’s wariness about somebody showing up with a flip-camera and asking questions, but I think …