Clay Aiken: Not Really Following the VA Scandal
Resolved: Any candidate for federal office who says he “hasn’t paid attention” to the VA scandal at this late date must be defeated in November.
This means you, former American Idol near-winner Clay Aiken, hoping to represent North Carolina’s second …
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 …
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 …
Another Four Women Get Nods From Sarah Palin
This week, Sarah Palin endorsed a quartet of Republican women running for the U.S. House:
Martha Roby served on the Montgomery City Council where she fought tax increases and worked hard to reduce government spending. She’s now …
Quite a Few GOP Challengers Are a Bit Cash-Poor Compared to Their Rivals
Quarterly fundraising numbers are coming out in dribs and drabs.
My initial assessment is that a lot of Republican campaigns are at least mildly underfunded, and in some cases, quite underfunded. I’m sure this comment will bring a lot …
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.
‘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 …
While I Was Out, Some Votes Were Counted . . .
Periodically on the NR cruise, guests would ask me for the latest on the various unresolved races. I had to tell them I had no real updates; I had been on a boat with them, with spotty Internet access.
The NRCC Debuts ‘Still Counting’
The NRCC has set up a page to contribute to all of their contenders whose races have gone into overtime, so to speak: Still Counting.
They say the vote totals on the page will be updated as quickly as possible. …
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 …
How Do You Find the Most Underfunded 20?
Over on the home page, I take a look at 20 House races where a donation to a GOP candidate might make the biggest difference.
The piece was partially inspired by readers who write in to me, saying they have a …
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 …
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 …
‘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 …