"Worser Person in the World" attacks my campaign as "Illegal!?!"

Even as my opponent's 'Hate' remarks continue to stalk him, perhaps even to the grave as the GOP just added Robin Hayes to their "Death List" of lost causes, the flailing Republican incumbent from North Carolina's 8th District isn't going down without a fight... or a least a lie.

Multi-millionaire Robin Hayes and his close friends in the Big Oil, Drug and Insurance industries have stepped up the attacks on my campaign and very name, and folks this time it's a WHOPPER.

So, it's kind of my Birthday...

I turn 25 years old today.

Twenty-five.

Seriously.

I can totally rent a car now.

That's the only benefit I've found so far, but let me know if there are more.

But, even better than that is the fact that we have just 11 days left, and I'm going to do the unthinkable:

I'm going to ask you all for a present.

I'm going to ask you all for money.

ElectriCities and Jesse Tilton at it again - More High Rates and More Reckless Spending

http://www.wilsontimes.com/News/Local/Story/Energy-rates--Up-again---

http://www.dailyadvance.com/news/city-electric-rate-hike-likely-3-percent-202696.html

The spending continues and there is even a budget increase. My, my. No budget cuts. The ads keep on coming. The ones on NCSPIN cannot be cheap and the one running now is worthless. The magazine ads are worthless. New cars, hybrid cars, more trips, staff running around stepping on themselves. Worthless and reckless.

Jesse Tilton, ElectriCities chief executive officer, offered several alternatives that could impact the electric rate in the future. Several would require borrowing money and one involves extending the NCEMPA debt beyond 2026.

Rob Schofield on McCrory

A good read over at NC Policy Watch.

"In other words, McCrory would allow insurance companies to sell health plans that do not meet the minimum standards currently in place. The theory McCrory is pushing is that insurance companies could sell cheaper policies that do not include "luxuries" such as hospital care for pregnant women. With less expensive options available more people could then buy health insurance.

But there are several problems with this argument. There is little evidence that minimum standards add much to the price of insurance. A recent Massachusetts study concluded that the net cost of standards adds about three to four percent to the cost of premiums.

Virginia Foxx Jumps On the McCarthyite Train

It's all the rage among the Bush loyalists and Rovian political adherents to call their political adversaires anti-american. Michelle Bachman famously did so and earned herself enormous scorn manifesting in a million dollars going to her opponent, El Tinklenberg. Robin Hayes then smeared an entire political philosophy by saying that "liberals hate real Americans".

Now we hear that Virginia Foxx (NC-05) has hopped on the McCarthy Train.

North Carolina Republican Party unleashes anti-gay mailer targeting Kay Hagan

Dole is going to go down hard here, but I laughed at this because as you might recall, I was dissed by the Hagan campaign for simply asking  how she'd vote on pending legislation re: LGBT issues. There was no need to worry about hiding from the questions because I knew the GOP was going to eventually bring it up anyway -- you might as well be on the right side of the issues -- and the community you will eventually ask for $upport from. Sen. Hagan's liveblog response back in April:

Pam - I'm close to John Edwards on this - I believe marriage is between a man and a woman and that it's fundamentally a state issue the federal government has no business getting involved in. But I take a back seat to no one when it comes to equal opportunity and fairness. I oppose ANY form of discrimination and I believe that partnerships should be protected when it comes to financial issues, hospital visits, employment, and housing issues.

We don't have an amendment because our General Assembly is Dem-controlled, not because Kay Hagan supports marriage equality. But facts, even if they are disappointing for us, don't matter to the North Carolina GOP - they have a lousy candidate with a crap record who's doing poorly in the polls, so it's time to drag out the homostrawman.

Jim Hunt makes the case for Bev Perdue

I was glad to get this email from Governor Hunt, which makes the case for Bev Perdue clear as a bell. This is what leadership looks like.

My fellow North Carolinian,

With so many in our state struggling to make ends meet and hanging on to their jobs, we need a Governor with the strength to see us through these trying times. That person is Bev Perdue.

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