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NC Senate Race: An Update

GOP ESTABLISHMENT CHOICE: UNDERDOG AGAINST VULNERABLE INCUMBENT Republicans vying to take on incumbent U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan in North Carolina find themselves in a pitched battle with less than a month remaining before their May 6 primary … and the outcome of the race could upset some conventional wisdom about what…

GOP ESTABLISHMENT CHOICE: UNDERDOG AGAINST VULNERABLE INCUMBENT

Republicans vying to take on incumbent U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan in North Carolina find themselves in a pitched battle with less than a month remaining before their May 6 primary … and the outcome of the race could upset some conventional wisdom about what sort of GOP candidate is best equipped to take on a vulnerable Democrat.

Thom Tillis – Speaker of the N.C. House of Representatives – has the support of 18 percent of the Republican electorate according to a recent Public Policy Polling survey. Physician Greg Brannon came in second in that survey at 15 percent, ahead of Charlotte pastor Mark Harris (11 percent) and nurse practitioner Heather Grant (7 percent).

“The Republican primary race is still pretty wide open with less than a month to go until the election,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “Thom Tillis just hasn’t been able to break away from the pack.”

Tillis is the choice of the GOP establishment – and is backed by Karl Rove and his organization. Meanwhile Brannon is the top choice of the limited government wing of the party, receiving the support of groups like Freedomworks.

Hagan’s approval rating is languishing at 41 percent (compared to the 48 percent of Tar Heel state voters who disapprove of the job she’s doing). In other word’s she’s ripe for the picking – unless of course the GOP establishment forces its candidate of choice into the general election.

According to the PPP survey, Tillis is the only “Republican” currently trailing Hagan in a general election matchup – by a 43-41 percent margin. All of the other candidates enjoy slight leads over the incumbent.

Interesting … so in North Carolina, it would appear the GOP establishment’s old “electability” argument is working against the establishment choice.

PPP’s latest North Carolina poll surveyed 740 registered voters (and 314 “Republicans”) from April 3-6. Its margin of error is plus or minus 3.6 percent overall and 5.5 percent for GOP voters.

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29 comments

Deo Vindice SC April 16, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Hell, I can’t even look at her. My Dick will stay linp.

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Will Folks aka Sic April 16, 2014 at 3:01 pm

Are you saying the good Senator is not comely among the maidens?

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Deo Vindice SC April 16, 2014 at 4:51 pm

Who cares, I’d fuck a Rhino in the mouth first, LOLO.

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GrandTango April 17, 2014 at 2:10 pm

I’m sure he’ll do the same to you, when you get finished w/ him, too…

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Deo Vindice SC April 17, 2014 at 6:11 pm

Hard to believe you could spit that out.

Deo Vindice SC April 17, 2014 at 6:11 pm

see reply to blues, my bad,.

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GrandTango April 16, 2014 at 3:34 pm

And top democrat sex symbols are: Hillary Clinton, Ruth Buzzy Ginsberg and Betty Friedan….

Any wonder homosexuality is so big in the democrat party…

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Jackie-O April 17, 2014 at 11:36 am

Yet, Barbra Bush is still sooooo fuckable!!

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GrandTango April 17, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Jackie O…one of the most-ignorant Cuckolds in history. Talk about a woman who subjected her children to a dangerous whore-monger, just for political power. Any REAL woman should be disgusted by that doormat….

Jackie O is one of the worst of examples of mother-hood, and womanhood ever…

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Jackie-O April 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm

But she was fine looking, Nitwit.

GrandTango April 17, 2014 at 2:09 pm

She looked like a Vapid-Dumb@$$, cold fish to me. I just don’t think she would have been much of a live-wire. Just a passive, privileged ‘get-it-over-with’ bore. IMO.

The media hyped her up as the ultimate woman to bolster their myths. But I bet she was anything but.

SCBlues April 17, 2014 at 12:50 pm

Senator Hagan is quite attractive in person – and a very nice lady to boot. Perhaps your linp [sic] Dick issue has nothing to do with the photo.

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Deo Vindice SC April 17, 2014 at 6:09 pm

That could be true, Camille Bradford looked bad on TV, but was hot in person, my bad.

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SCBlues April 17, 2014 at 7:15 pm

Deo Vindice – You are okay – I was just pointing out that she really is quite attractive in person – not sure what happened with the photo.

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rebellozit April 17, 2014 at 9:16 pm

She is ugly as hell and an abortion loving,anti-traditional bit## that has no respect for Christians.
She is a joke,worse than John Edwards.
She will get blown out in November at the ballot box.My sources say 53%-47%.

euwe max April 16, 2014 at 5:01 pm

ooooohhhhh… because she’s a democrat!

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CharlesDikkens April 16, 2014 at 5:16 pm

At least she is not just another pretty face…

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SCBlues April 16, 2014 at 5:31 pm

In regards to some of the comments – that is obviously not a very flattering picture of Senator Hagan – and I am sure that it is not just chance that particular photo accompanies this opinion piece . . . but she is much more attractive than Thom Tillis.

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rebellozit April 16, 2014 at 8:45 pm

Jesse Helms was better looking and always told the truth.Another ugly,democrat women.Go figure.

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Sybil April 17, 2014 at 11:34 am

If only you (Tango?) were as pretty.

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rebellozit April 16, 2014 at 8:48 pm

Hagan lost her election with her comments about Christians after NC voted to ban same sex marriage.

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SCBlues April 16, 2014 at 10:29 pm

It is certainly obvious from your posts that you are a good Christian . . .

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rebellozit April 17, 2014 at 8:33 am

It is certainly obvious from your posts that you are filthy,OWS type that loaths and despises this country much in the same vain as Putin jr.,the current occupier of the peoples’ house.

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Godslayer April 17, 2014 at 11:53 am

And it’s obvious from your posts that you’re a cretin.

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SCBlues April 17, 2014 at 12:45 pm

“Onward Christian soldier . . . .”

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rebellozit April 17, 2014 at 1:33 pm

Yes indeed.An uplifting message for Easter! I thank you.

A special Easter message that will bring joy to your evil heart:

. Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Führer (“One people, one empire, one leader”)
Praise Fuhrer Obama!

fuspratt April 17, 2014 at 1:04 am

Looks don’t make a good candidate, but Hagan is’nt elected on looks; If she was its landslide for dems. She’s also incumbant and has brains, and she gives a shit. See Tillis and his dreams of riding the senate to megawealth. Choose one or the other since no one else will win primary.

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SCBlues April 17, 2014 at 7:49 am

Best post I’ve seen on this site in a long time! (Don’t be a stranger!)

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Ben_Kinlaw April 17, 2014 at 11:24 am

Hagan who is the “incumbent” is sitting on a large war chest, ending the year with a balance in campaign account of more than $6.0 million.

She is joined at the hip with the DC Liberals, and will continue to receive the North East Democrats support. Here is a link to her top contributors and industries, http://bit.ly/1ma4Doc.

Sen. Hagan joined two other Democrats, Beglich (AK) and Pryor (AR), whose candidacy is also in trouble, in voting against the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty. She sees the hand writing on the wall.

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