When Republicans Shill for Democrats on Social Issues
In the last few days we’ve entered into a new phase in the campaign: Paul Manafort, the designated grownup in the Trump palace, has embarked on persuading Donald Trump to stop his degrading Twitter rants, and on persuading the …
The True ‘Trauma Trigger’ That the North Carolina Bathroom Bill Is Designed to Prevent
Let’s get this straight up front: Nearly everything the Left is saying about North Carolina’s House Bill 2 is false. HB2 is a law passed, and signed by the governor, in response to a Charlotte municipal ordinance that allowed …
Why People Hate the Media, Chapter 732,851,997 …
The Washington Examiner headline had me doing a double-take: “North Carolina town rejects solar farm, fears it will deplete sun’s energy.”
So I read the report, which inauspiciously begins with correspondent Don Hawkins getting wrong the name of …
If the IRS Isn’t Too Busy Harassing Obama Opponents….
Maybe it should take a look at the University of North Carolina, argues one letter writer in today’s Wall Street Journal:
Regarding Gregg Easterbrook’s review of Jay M. Smith and Mary Willingham’s “Cheated” (Books, Feb. 28): The IRS needs …
Colorado’s Early Vote Through Monday: 42.8 Percent Republicans, 32.4 Percent Democrats
From the Tuesday Morning Jolt:
What the Gardner and Tillis Campaigns Are Thinking Right Now
I talked to a consultant who’s plugged in to the Republican Party’s efforts in the Senate races in Colorado and North Carolina.
Republicans Doing Just Fine in Early Vote in N.C., Iowa, Florida
Rmmember when the rest of the country laughed at Floridians for not being able to correctly fill out a ballot? A lot of Floridians — particularly Republicans — have gotten the early-voting part down:
More than 683,000 absentee ballots were cast …
Doesn’t the Panic Over the Early-Voting Totals Look Silly Now?
Remember in late September when Democrats were giddy and Republicans were despondent over “the early-voting totals”? Even though only about 2,000 ballots had been returned in Iowa and North Carolina? Even though about 1 million votes will be cast in Iowa’s statewide …
A Quick Point About the ‘Early Voting Totals’…
From the Thursday edition of the Morning Jolt:
A Quick Point About the ‘Early Voting Totals’ in Iowa and North Carolina
You’re seeing a bit of giddiness among Democrats about “the early voting numbers.”
A little perspective, please.
In Iowa, …
Who’s Saying Veterans Can’t Trust the Obama Administration?
You almost have to admire the opportunism of Senator Kay Hagan as she suddenly turns into a full-throated critic of the Obama administration, months from Election Day:
Ahead of President Obama’s speech Tuesday before the American Legion, a vulnerable …
The DSCC Just Put $9 Million Behind Hagan. Your Move, Republicans.
Also in today’s Jolt, a clear indicator of where the DSCC thinks they absolutely must win in November:
Democrats Bet All Their Chips — Well, Almost All — on North Carolina
Here’s the bad news: The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee just committed …
North Carolina has five historically black public universities. In an era when minority students enjoy a ride range of college choices, five HBCUs might be too many.
That’s part of the argument Jesse Saffron makes in yesterday’s article …
The UNC system likes to boast that it is “one of the strongest and most successful systems of public higher education in the nation.” And in the eyes of higher education elites, it does have much to boast about. The …
‘RINO Hunting’ in North Carolina Congressional Primary
Former North Carolina congressman Bob Etheridge became one of the Democratic victims of the 2010 Republican tsunami when he narrowly lost to Renee Ellmers, a nurse. Etheridge helped end his political career when he attacked a student holding a camera who …
Coming to North Carolina: An Attack Ad Against the Media
From the last Morning Jolt of the week:
It’s Come to This: Attack Ads Against The Media
A two-minute television ad?
Conservative War Chest unveiled its final ads of the 2014 midterm elections, with different ads running in North Carolina …
Kay Hagan, With Tiny Lead, Chooses to Skip Debate
Senator Kay Hagan, Democrat of North Carolina, chose to not appear at tonight’s debate against Republican Thom Tillis.
“Senator Hagan declined our invitation.”
For this decision, she was ripped by#…#Rachel Maddow, who describes the race as “basically tied” — …
NRSC Feeling More Confident About Tillis in North Carolina
Somebody at the NRSC feels good about Thom Tillis:
The National Republican Senatorial Committee is planning to reserve more than $6 million in additional North Carolina airtime Monday, sources tell POLITICO.
The article says the committee is “seeing overnight tracking numbers …
An Early Red Flag for Republicans
As noted in today’s Jolt, if you look at this survey on voter contact#…#
Democrats also have modest but still notable leads in voter contact in North Carolina and Colorado, two states that look like must-wins for Democrats to hold …
Expect a Lot More ‘Soccer Mom’ Ads in North Carolina
From the midweek Morning Jolt:
Expect a Lot More ‘Soccer Mom’ Ads in North Carolina
Remember when I showed you the television commercials for Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis, and asked if they were too soft?
Are the TV ads …
New Tillis Ad: Washington Is Out of Touch
In North Carolina’s Senate race, Republican Thom Tillis enjoys a small lead over incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan in recent polls, but the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee committed $9 million to help Hagan last week. Television advertising is going to be one …
The Great Big North Carolina Primary Roundup
North Carolina holds its primary election Tuesday.
The highest-profile race is in North Carolina’s GOP Senate primary, competing to take on incumbent Democratic senator Kay Hagan in November.
State house speaker and past ALEC Legislator of the Year Thom Tillis …