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The Tea Party Will Quickly Learn To Love ‘Establishment’ Candidate Thom Tillis

North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis cruised to a surprisingly comfortable victory in Tuesday’s Republican Senate primary, and the media reaction was quick and dramatic. “GOP establishment 1, Tea Party 0,” CNN declared. “The Tea Party’s North Carolina wipeout,” Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin wrote. The results are “sending shivers down the spine of Tea Party […]

May 7, 2014

Tillis Wins Outright For GOP Senate Nomination In North Carolina

By John Frank, The News & Observer CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Thom Tillis emerged as a clear victor Tuesday in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, overpowering a tea party challenge with help from Washington power-brokers who saw him as the best candidate to challenge Democrat Kay Hagan in November. The House speaker, running on his […]

May 7, 2014
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Republicans Head To Polls, Flirt With Disaster In North Carolina

One of the nation’s most divisive Senate primaries could come to an end on Tuesday — if the GOP is lucky. North Carolina Republicans are preparing to head to the polls to select their nominee to challenge embattled incumbent Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) in the November general election. The race, which features nearly a dozen […]

May 5, 2014

Midterm Poll Roundup: Is Crist In Trouble?

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, an avalanche of polling data will emerge on the key races that will decide who controls the House of Representatives, the Senate, and statehouses across the country. What follows is a brief summary of some key polls from the week of April 20: Florida Florida’s gubernatorial race remains […]

April 25, 2014

Following McCaskill Playbook, Hagan Attacks GOP Frontrunner Tillis

Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC), one of the most vulnerable incumbents in the 2014 midterms, lashed out at Republican candidate Thom Tillis on Thursday, with the first attack ads of her re-election campaign. The first ad criticizes Tillis, the speaker of North Carolina’s House of Representatives, for comments that he made about the Affordable Care Act […]

April 18, 2014

Poll Roundup: Is The Tea Party In Trouble?

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, an avalanche of polling data will emerge on the key races that will decide who controls the House of Representatives, the Senate, and statehouses across the country. What follows is a brief summary of some key polls from the week of March 30: Mississippi Going into the 2014 […]

April 4, 2014

Midterm Poll Roundup: Who’s Up, Who’s Down This Week

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, an avalanche of polling data will emerge on the key races that will decide who controls the House of Representatives, the Senate, and statehouses across the country. What follows is a brief summary of the most important polls from the week of March 9: Iowa Republicans entered 2014 […]

March 14, 2014

This Week In Crazy: Obama Is Starting World War III, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five: 5. Ben Carson Dr. Ben Carson is a world-renowned neurosurgeon, philanthropist, and Presidential Medal of Freedom winner. He is also a crazy person. After becoming a […]

March 14, 2014

Meet The Right-Wing Doctor Who Could Cost Republicans A Senate Seat

The upcoming U.S. Senate election in North Carolina just got a bit more interesting — and a lot more perilous for Republicans. On Thursday, Republican candidate Greg Brannon received an effusive endorsement from Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), one of the leaders of the Tea Party’s delegation on Capitol Hill. “Greg Brannon is dedicated to enacting […]

March 7, 2014