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Greg Brannon overwhelmingly wins Straw Poll in U. S. Senate primary race
beaufortobserver.net ^ | 1/7/14

Posted on 01/08/2014 10:19:12 AM PST by cotton1706

On Monday, Dr. Greg Brannon, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, handily won a key straw poll in the U.S. Senate primary at a candidate forum held in Guilford County, a county which has the third largest number of registered Republicans in the state.

The Senate candidate forum, hosted by Conservatives for Guilford County, was attended by nearly 300 interested voters and conservative activists who were eager to hear from the candidates.

With five candidates in the race for the Republican nomination, Brannon won more than two-thirds of the votes cast, beating his nearest challenger by a four to one margin.

The official results were as follows:

Brannon: 66.12%

Flynn: 15.59%

Harris: 12.36%

Grant: 4.84%

Tillis: 1.08%

"The results of last night's straw poll are very encouraging and are yet another example of the incredible grassroots support we're seeing all across the state. It's great to see our constitutional conservative message resonating with voters. North Carolinians are looking for a senator who will fight for our conservative values, defend the Constitution, and put an end to the progressive agenda in Washington," said Brannon.

In addition to the tremendous grassroots support Brannon is receiving, he's also been endorsed by many conservative leaders and organizations, including: Senator Rand Paul, RedState editor Erick Erickson, conservative author Ann Coulter, Congressman Thomas Massie, and National Association for Gun Rights PAC.

Dr. Greg Brannon is a Cary pro-life Obstetrician and conservative leader in North Carolina. A popular speaker for Tea Party groups the past few years, Dr. Brannon is the anti-establishment candidate running in opposition to the Big Government, big spending status quo in both political parties


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: elections; gregbrannon; randsconcerntroll; randsconcerntrolls; strawmanpoll; strawpoll
Granted it's only one county. BUT!!! The establishment supported candidate, Tom Tillis, came in FIFTH!!!

F U Chamber of Commerce!!

1 posted on 01/08/2014 10:19:12 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

If he is a Tea Party person this is good news.


2 posted on 01/08/2014 10:22:11 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Parley Baer

“If he is a Tea Party person this is good news.”

He is! And a doctor!


3 posted on 01/08/2014 10:23:40 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

I wonder whom all of the Republican voters in Guilford County who were not at the meeting will support?


4 posted on 01/08/2014 10:23:46 AM PST by centurion316
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To: cotton1706

Who is the incumbent?


5 posted on 01/08/2014 10:29:04 AM PST by lurk
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To: Parley Baer

Yes


6 posted on 01/08/2014 10:29:43 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: cotton1706

It would be nice to have the state mentioned somewhere in th etitle or in the body of the excerpted part of the article.


7 posted on 01/08/2014 10:34:51 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: C. Edmund Wright

North Carolina ping ....


8 posted on 01/08/2014 10:37:45 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: pgkdan

It was. Perhaps you didn’t read the excerpt. North Carolina


9 posted on 01/08/2014 10:38:26 AM PST by centurion316
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To: cotton1706

Ha! Rove’s candidate got squashed. Nice.


10 posted on 01/08/2014 10:52:49 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Parley Baer

If he is not the establishment candidate, it is good news.


11 posted on 01/08/2014 11:03:33 AM PST by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: cotton1706

If Tillis really is Rove’s guy, then this is great news indeed...


12 posted on 01/08/2014 11:09:16 AM PST by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: centurion316

This Guilford County FReeper supports Bannon, Tillis is a joke to most conservatives here in NC, just not to Comrade Karl.


13 posted on 01/08/2014 11:13:36 AM PST by IAmNotAnAnimal (2/75 Army Ranger Retiree - Go Swamp Dogs!)
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To: lurk

Democrat Kay Hagan.


14 posted on 01/08/2014 11:39:19 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: cotton1706

Awesome. Thommy “Toll Road” Tillis is looking for correct change on the poll road.


15 posted on 01/08/2014 11:41:38 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
I've been donating to the Brannon campaign, and am determined NOT to sit on the sidelines anymore! Hagan must go, and by a Landslide! This is where we need to send a message, loud and clear, that

We're Mad as Hell, and not going to take it anymore!

16 posted on 01/08/2014 12:20:26 PM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Kay Hagan.

She won by 8.5 points in 08. Obama won NC by 0.5 points that year and lost in 12.

Is she really that popular?

17 posted on 01/08/2014 12:25:39 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Dubh_Ghlase

Good for you!! I hope your attitude is prevalent all across the USA!!


18 posted on 01/08/2014 12:26:10 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: nascarnation

No, she’s not popular at all. She had a fluke upset win over Elizabeth Dole in ‘08 because Dole ran a poor campaign for reelection.


19 posted on 01/08/2014 12:47:04 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Interesting.

Defeating a senate incumbent and running 8 points ahead of Obama (2008 Obama) seems like a real outlier on the plus side.

Given Obama’s loss there in 2012 and subsequent implosion of Obamacare, I’d say this is a strong potential pickup.


20 posted on 01/08/2014 12:58:53 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: nascarnation

As long as Tillis isn’t the nominee, it’s a definite pickup.


21 posted on 01/08/2014 1:18:52 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Excellent!


22 posted on 01/08/2014 1:19:39 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
As long as Tillis isn’t the nominee, it’s a definite pickup.

Well, I don't know about that ... ever time Mel speaks, it's like a filibuster on its own!

Oh, you didn't mean "Mel Tillis"?

Never mind ...


23 posted on 01/08/2014 1:25:34 PM PST by BlueLancer
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Democrat Kay Hagan.

Who lives in Guilford County where this took place.


24 posted on 01/08/2014 1:27:18 PM PST by goosie
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To: cotton1706

http://gregbrannon.com/


25 posted on 01/08/2014 2:50:36 PM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: Parley Baer

The top of page has an interview with Dr. Brannon on The Value of the Dollar:
http://tinyurl.com/nrmq4j


26 posted on 01/09/2014 5:24:52 AM PST by SuperSonic (If I had a dog it would look like the one Obama ate!)
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To: cotton1706

he’s also been endorsed by many conservative leaders and organizations, including: Senator Rand Paul......
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Is that the same Senator Rand Paul who has endorsed Mitch “The Bitch” McConnell?


27 posted on 01/09/2014 11:50:11 AM PST by Din Maker
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