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Utah Sen. Mike Lee endorses Greg Brannon in contested Senate primary (North Carolina)
newsobserver.com ^ | 3/6/14 | John Frank

Posted on 03/06/2014 7:20:39 AM PST by cotton1706

Adding to his tea party credentials, Greg Brannon on Thursday received an endorsement from Utah Sen. Mike Lee, who called him a “solid conservative.”

"I think this will be a primary in which ... conservative credentials will be on the line," Lee told the News & Observer in an interview, “and a primary in which there will be a heavy emphasis on Obamacare and Mr. Brannon’s background, his familiarity with Obamacare and why it’s hurting people, will be a real asset to him.

"I think his credentials as a constitutional conservative focused on conservative reform will set him apart," he added.

Lee’s support is a boost for Brannon’s campaign and adds to endorsements from Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and FreedomWorks, a national tea party organization. Brannon touted the endorsement, saying he was the first candidate in the nation backed by Lee and Paul.

“I'm eager to join him in the effort to repeal Obamacare, advance a conservative reform agenda, and restore constitutionally limited government to the U.S. Senate,” Brannon said of the Lee endorsement.

The first-time candidate and Cary obstetrician is appealing to hard-core conservatives, appearing on Glenn Beck’s radio program and talking about his desire to eliminate major federal agencies. He believes the federal government has two legitimate roles: protecting free trade and providing national defense.

The endorsement comes a day ahead of Brannon’s trip to Washington for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). He is holding a fundraising reception nearby at McCormick & Schmick’s. The top ticket for a couple is $500 and an individual price is $165, according to an invite. Paul and Matt Kibbe, the FreedomWorks leader, are expected to attend his event.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections
With Texas behind us, North Carolina is the next battle. The primary is on May 6th.

Mitch McConnell and Karl Rove are trying get Thom Tillis the nomination.

Tea Partiers are for Greg Brannon!

With Kay Hagan continually sinking in the polls, the Establishment knows that whoever is the republican nominee will likely be the next Senator. So they are working to prevent another conservative from getting into the senate by supporting one of their own minions.

Just yesterday, Thom Tillis said Obamacare was a "good idea."

Let's defeat Mitch's boy by putting Greg Brannon over the top on May 6th!

1 posted on 03/06/2014 7:20:39 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Do you have a link to Tillis’ comment about Obamacare? Thanks?


2 posted on 03/06/2014 7:22:50 AM PST by ken5050 (I fear a world run by adults who were never spanked as kids and got trophies just for participating)
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To: cotton1706

Guys. we need to win this. Stovall and Stockman were never endorsed and ran bankrupt campaigns in Texas. Do not be disheartened, because at the state level, we saw conservatives win. Here, we have a candidate who has worked his butt off, he’s endorsed by Freedomworks, Rand, and now Mike. He is a constitutional scholar, a terrific orator, and he would crush Kay Hagan no problem.

Rally the troops!


3 posted on 03/06/2014 7:24:05 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: cotton1706

Greg Bannon was convicted last month of misleading two investors in a startup company.


4 posted on 03/06/2014 7:35:12 AM PST by LdSentinal
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To: ken5050

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/thom-tillis-walks-back-obamacare-comment


5 posted on 03/06/2014 7:35:47 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706
Support Greg Brannon to block RINO Tillis and to replace Hagan in NC
6 posted on 03/06/2014 7:36:41 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: LdSentinal

Can you spell “setup”???????


7 posted on 03/06/2014 7:38:58 AM PST by Boonie
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To: LdSentinal

Actually, it was a civil suit and he was held liable by the jury.


8 posted on 03/06/2014 7:39:58 AM PST by LdSentinal
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To: LdSentinal

“Greg Bannon was convicted last month of misleading two investors in a startup company.”

Yeah, and that lawsuit curiously popped up just at the time that Brannon was tied or leading Tillis against Hagan, just as Bevin’s TARP signature popped up just at the time he was showed to be leading McConnell against Grimes.

And Brannon’s partner was left unscathed on the same charge. Hmmmmm.

Brannon is appealing the verdict.


9 posted on 03/06/2014 7:40:23 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: LdSentinal
Some background on the setup here: Liberal Media: The Greg Brannon Files.
SilenceDogood2010′s Conclusion: Something stinks here. Maybe the jury was somehow tainted or paid off to find Brannon, and Brannon alone, as the guilty party. Strictly because he is seen as a threat to the democrats and the GOP establishment. I think TIME will tell.

10 posted on 03/06/2014 7:44:47 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: cotton1706; C. Edmund Wright
Utah Sen. Mike Lee endorses Greg Brannon in contested Senate primary (North Carolina)

I'm glad to see sitting GOP Senators are at least not banned by McConnell from supporting primary challengers to Dem Senators. Even if they are not the gOpE's 'chosen' one.

11 posted on 03/06/2014 8:01:55 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: cotton1706

Judge was endorsed by.... guess who?... THINKPROGRESS


12 posted on 03/06/2014 10:36:25 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: cotton1706
Despite the endorsements, Brannon’s campaign has suffered a number of setbacks in its first months. In late 2013, he acknowledged reviewing passages for his campaign website that plagiarized from Paul’s site and earlier this year a jury found him solely responsible for misleading investors in a tech company he helped start. He is expected to pay more than $250,000 to resolve the case.

Brannon also failed to pay the property taxes on his home on time and did not submit the required ethics paperwork to the U.S. Senate as part of his campaign.


HOLY S**T !!! Where the hell do we get these candidates with skeletons in their closet or a closet full of "baggage"? Just damn!!!
13 posted on 03/06/2014 10:39:49 AM PST by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: LdSentinal; All
Greg Bannon was convicted last month of misleading two investors in a startup company __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ That's the skeleton in his closet. He also has a lot of baggage. SEE POST #13 on this Thread. Do not try to clean-up his s**t up folks. We're screwed again. Peception is reality, as the old saying goes. And, voters do vote their perception of a candidate. Let's see: Todd Akin in Missouri, Richard Mourdock in Indiana, the screwed-up shyster, Steve Stockman in Texas, Dr. Wolf and his X-Ray scandal in Kansas..... NOW THIS!!! WTF?
14 posted on 03/06/2014 10:48:57 AM PST by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: Din Maker

Ok, you can calm down a bit. The lawsuit was likely a setup and rigged. It popped up just as Brannon tied Tillis in the polls and was ahead against Hagan. The jury found him “solely responsible” while his partner (being sued on the same charge) remained unscathed. Curious.

He’s not a tax evader. He supposedly missed one payment and his taxes are now current.

http://www.wral.com/us-senate-candidate-had-unpaid-property-tax-bill/13405163/

And who gives a damn about an ethics form to the US Senate. Can you say Ted Kennedy??

You know who the perfect GOP candidates are, the establishment-preferred ones whose skeletons are quietly covered up or conveniently never mentioned until some democrat finds them to take them out.


15 posted on 03/06/2014 10:55:40 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706
The lawsuit was likely a setup and rigged.

He supposedly missed one payment...

Uh huh.... "likely".... "supposedly"...... Remember Cotton: Perception is reality.
16 posted on 03/06/2014 11:16:48 AM PST by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: Din Maker

“Uh huh.... “likely”.... “supposedly”...... Remember Cotton: Perception is reality.”

Yeah, and this is how they trick us into abandoning our good, conservative candidates (who have flaws like the rest of us. Ever miss a payment??) for their “safe, more reliable, tested, groomed, established” candidate, who always happen to think that things like Amnesty, and in Tillis’ case Obamacare, are “great things.”

I’m not fooled. I’m not afraid of “another Todd Akin.” I don’t bite my nails that “we may lose a senate seat if we go for somebody not established.” I’m behind Brannon, just as Mike Lee is.


17 posted on 03/06/2014 11:21:38 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: Servant of the Cross

Yep, nice hit for Brannon….along with Rand Paul. Now, Ted wherefore art thou?


18 posted on 03/06/2014 4:50:48 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: LdSentinal

Mike Lee endorsed him. Im sure it is just what happens in court.

The jury didn’t rule against the other guy who testified. Maybe they just assumed he was guilty.


19 posted on 03/06/2014 6:55:08 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: cotton1706

Mike Lee would not endorse Brannon if he was corrupt.


20 posted on 03/06/2014 6:56:38 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Din Maker; cotton1706; ObamahatesPACoal; Viennacon; C. Edmund Wright
Judge was endorsed by.... guess who?... THINKPROGRESS

The jury found him “solely responsible” while his partner (being sued on the same charge) remained unscathed. Curious.

_________________

Todd Akin in Missouri, Richard Mourdock in Indiana ....

Yea, yea, yea ... blah, blah, blah .....

How about these great Rovian gOpE-backed candidates that "can win": Crist(FL), Dewhurst(TX), Bennett(UT), Mack IV(FL), Rehberg(MT), Berg(ND), Smith(PA), Allen(VA), Raese(WV), Thompson(WI)

Din Maker (since 2013-10-29)

just saying ....

21 posted on 03/07/2014 5:39:27 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

I’m not part of the “Rovian Brigade”. Say what you want, but in this day and age of technology, anything in your past that could be detrimental to a political campaign will come to light. Now, go ahead and mock: “Yea, yea, yea ... blah, blah, blah .....”. That attitude and people like you who refuse to believe that any candidate they like could, possibly, be a dumb a**, is why we got Claire McCaskill and Barack Obama for 6 and 4 more years respectively. Thanks Servant of the Cross. (You’ve really got an attitude for a follower of Christ. You’re not a good testimony. And, btw, you might want to brush up on your spelling. “Yea” is a sports cheer. “Yeah” is an affirmation.) Just sayin’


22 posted on 03/07/2014 6:55:19 AM PST by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

BTW, Servant of the Cross, since you sent your reply to me to everyone, I’ll send them my reply to you:

I’m not part of the “Rovian Brigade”. Say what you want, but in this day and age of technology, anything in your past that could be detrimental to a political campaign will come to light. Now, go ahead and mock: “Yea, yea, yea ... blah, blah, blah .....”. That attitude and people like you who refuse to believe that any candidate they like could, possibly, be a dumb a**, is why we got Claire McCaskill and Barack Obama for 6 and 4 more years respectively. Thanks Servant of the Cross. (You’ve really got an attitude for a follower of Christ. You’re not a good testimony. And, btw, you might want to brush up on your spelling. “Yea” is a sports cheer. “Yeah” is an affirmation.) Just sayin’


23 posted on 03/07/2014 6:59:04 AM PST by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: Servant of the Cross; All

I’m not part of the “Rovian Brigade”. Say what you want, but in this day and age of technology, anything in your past that could be detrimental to a political campaign will come to light. Now, go ahead and mock: “Yea, yea, yea ... blah, blah, blah .....”. That attitude and people like you who refuse to believe that any candidate they like could, possibly, be a dumb a**, is why we got Claire McCaskill and Barack Obama for 6 and 4 more years respectively. Thanks Servant of the Cross. (You’ve really got an attitude for a follower of Christ. You’re not a good testimony. And, btw, you might want to brush up on your spelling. “Yea” is a sports cheer. “Yeah” is an affirmation.) Just sayin’


24 posted on 03/07/2014 7:00:11 AM PST by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: Din Maker
You can say that again ..... oh, you already did!

overly emotional ... check
posts gOpE talking points ... check
resorts to personal attack ... check
the flak is heaviest when you're over the target?

Iseektobeaservantofthecrossbutfaildaily

25 posted on 03/07/2014 7:09:59 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: cotton1706

this article came to me from a credible conservative journalist.

http://www.wral.com/jury-finds-gop-senate-candidate-misled-investors/13406154/


26 posted on 03/07/2014 7:10:07 AM PST by ncpatriot
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To: ncpatriot

Yeah, and that lawsuit popped up just as Brannon tied or exceeded Tillis against Hagan, just as Matt Bevin’s TARP signature popped up just as he tied McConnell against Grimes. Brannon’s partner was left unscathed on the same charge. Even curiouser. Brannon’s appealing the jury verdict.

Lee isn’t fooled by the establishment dirt-digging, manipulations, and shenanigans.


27 posted on 03/07/2014 7:26:01 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: Servant of the Cross

Let me comment on your Post #25:

Overly emotional: Bull crap. You began this conversation because you were “offended” and angry at me for telling the truth. (Anger is an emotion.)

Post GOPe talking points: That’s a lie. I’ve been a Ronald Reagan-style Conservative since 1976.

Resorts to Personal Attack: Puleeeze! Who started this thing; accusing me of be a Rovian sympathizer, etc. Huh; who started the personal attacks?

Iseektobeaservantofthecrossbutfaildaily: No shit! I’ve said for years that church people are some of the meanest people you’ll ever find. You prove my point.


28 posted on 03/07/2014 9:41:41 AM PST by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: cotton1706

Good to see Sen Lee backing conservative candidates, against the GOPe.

What we ALSO need is for national TEA and Conservative groups to get behind these candidates with radio/TV ads. The RINO’s have huge war chests (ala McCornyn, Midge, etc) that can afford to saturate the airwaves.


29 posted on 03/07/2014 9:49:13 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Din Maker

Oh my! I am sorely tempted to reply to this but the little voice in my “church people” head says “No”. Therefore, you have the last word.


30 posted on 03/07/2014 10:25:20 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Governor Pat McCrory who is a good guy is being accused of corruption regarding connections with regard to Duke Energy.

Kay Hagan is a liar. Tillis paid his staffers very well under some suspicious circumstance.


31 posted on 03/07/2014 1:25:52 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: cotton1706

Tillis and Hagan will both fix Obamacare and fix immigration. In fact Hagan should run ads against Tillis saying he is identical.


32 posted on 03/08/2014 2:32:55 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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