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Democrats, Republicans, Tea Partiers, anti-Tea Partiers – everybody – found something to like in last week’s primaries across the country.   I found a lesson in a special congressional election in Pennsylvania that applies to a congressional election in North

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Bill, Here is the fourth question.  At the debate you were asked, Why are you the best candidate to defeat Brad Miller? You gave two reasons. Because, you said, no one could find any inconsistencies in your record and because

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Bill, Here is the third question. At the debate you were asked, What would you cut to hold down government spending?   Bernie Reeves answered that he would do what all small businessmen have learned to do when money is

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That didn’t take long.   For all the Tea Party’s denials of racism, it took Tea Party poster boy Rand Paul about one news cycle to trip over race.   The federal government, he says, has no business telling a

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Dear Bill,   Here is the second question about the debate. You were asked, Are you pro-life?   Now most Republicans are pro-life – though they disagree on the best way to end abortion; some favor passing a Constitutional Amendment

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Dear Bill,   At your debate with Bernie Reeves, when you were asked where you stood on tax reform and said, The Fair Tax, baby, and, second thing, get rid of the IRS.   Not replace the IRS.  Abolish it. 

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Do endorsements matter? Not judging from Tuesday’s primaries.   A candidate endorsed by President Obama loses a Democratic primary in Pennsylvania. A candidate endorsed by the Senate Republican leader – and the state’s senior Senator – loses the GOP primary

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Is there an inherent conflict in Secretary of State Elaine Marshall regulating lobbyists while running ads about “taking on” lobbyists?   And is it proper for Marshall to ask lobbyists she regulates to contribute to her campaign?   I’ve talked

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Maybe I was wrong.   After the primary, I didn’t see how Cal Cunningham could come from nine points back.   Elaine Marshall’s campaign manager, Thomas Mills, is trying to cut off Cunningham’s cash by sending out a memo saying

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I admire Roddy Jones, John Prestage and the 800 business and civic leaders they say have “responded to an invitation from former U.S. Sen. Robert Morgan and Democracy North Carolina to form Campaign Donors for Campaign Reform.”   In their

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