#NCSEN Race Goes Republican, Harry Reid Hardest Hit

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#NCSEN Race Goes Republican, Harry Reid Hardest Hit

By A.P. Dil­lon

This week, the Repub­li­cans scored big for the U.S. Sen­ate and main­tained con­trol of the House as well. This morn­ing I found myself repeat­ing the words, “Harry Reid, Sen­ate Minor­ity Leader”. That phrase will never get old.

North Car­olina was one of the most expen­sive races and Harry Reid’s PAC dumped mil­lions into it. I wish I could have seen his face when Hagan lost in what was record midterm voter turn out in the state of 2,915,757.

In cast you missed a few memos, I’ve been doc­u­ment­ing Demo­c­rat Kay Hagan’s very bad month here at Da Tech Guy. Scan­dal and an inves­ti­ga­tion into a con­flict of inter­est plagued Hagan in the weeks lead­ing up to elec­tion night.

In North Car­olina, the #waron­women can­di­date became a ‘one and done’ can­di­date, as Thom Tillis surged passed her. Tillis made up ground fast. At one point, Tillis erased Hagan’s 100k lead in the blink of an eye. Tillis made con­sis­tent gains after that and held them as the night progressed.

Sad trom­bone for the Hagan camp.

Point of inter­est: Every race where James O’Keefe had an inves­ti­ga­tion, Democ­rats lost.

On the Con­gres­sional side of North Car­olina, Renee Ellmers was reelected. Her chal­lenger, Clay Aiken came in sec­ond yet again and enjoyed hav­ing his bus towed after he voted.
Jake Tap­per with an epic troll on the race:

Leg­is­la­ture races in North Car­olina also yielded major­ity Repub­li­can wins despite being out­spent by Democrats.

The House side of the North Car­olina Gen­eral Assem­bly main­tained its super major­ity with Democ­rats only able to flip three seats. In the Sen­ate, Repub­li­cans picked up a seat and kept the super major­ity there as well.

Look­ing at the national and the local races in North Car­olina, the fol­low­ing things stand out to me:

  • The war on women mantras fell flat.
  • Both Clinton’s cam­paigned for Hagan and she still lost.
  • Frack­ing and cli­mate change were appar­ently non-​issues in local state races.
  • Democ­rats out­spent Repub­li­cans in both national and state races, yet they lost anyway.
  • The sweep seems to indi­cate a rejec­tion of Obama and those tied to him; Oba­macare was a fac­tor but the President’s poli­cies over­all were on the bal­lot — just as he said.

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AP DillonA.P. Dil­lon (Lady Lib­erty 1885), is a Con­ser­v­a­tive minded wife and mother liv­ing in the Tri­an­gle area of North Car­olina. A.P. Dil­lon founded the blog LadyLib​er​ty1885​.com in 2009. After the 2012 elec­tion, she added an Instapun­dit style blog called The Con­Mom Blog. Mrs. Dil­lon recently par­tic­i­pated in Glenn Beck’sWe Will Not Con­form. Mrs. Dillon’s writ­ing, in addi­tion to Da Tech Guy’s Mag­nif­i­cent 7, can also be found at Stop​Com​mon​CoreNC​.org, Watch­dog­WireNC and Wiz­Bang. Non-​political writ­ing projects include sci­ence fic­tion novel­las that are, as of yet, unpub­lished. Her cur­rent writ­ing project is a children’s book series.

By A.P. Dillon

This week, the Republicans scored big for the U.S. Senate and maintained control of the House as well.  This morning I found myself repeating the words, “Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader”.   That phrase will never get old.

North Carolina was one of the most expensive races and Harry Reid’s PAC dumped millions into it.  I wish I could have seen his face when Hagan lost in what was record midterm voter turn out in the state  of 2,915,757.

In cast you missed a few memos, I’ve been documenting Democrat Kay Hagan’s very bad month here at Da Tech Guy.  Scandal and an investigation into a conflict of interest plagued Hagan in the weeks leading up to election night.

In North Carolina, the #waronwomen candidate became a ‘one and done’ candidate, as Thom Tillis surged passed her. Tillis made up ground fast. At one point, Tillis erased Hagan’s 100k lead in the blink of an eye. Tillis made consistent gains after that and held them as the night progressed.

Sad trombone for the Hagan camp.

Point of interest: Every race where James O’Keefe had an investigation, Democrats lost.

On the Congressional side of North Carolina, Renee Ellmers was reelected. Her challenger, Clay Aiken came in second yet again and enjoyed having his bus towed after he voted.
Jake Tapper with an epic troll on the race:

 

Legislature races in North Carolina also yielded majority Republican wins despite being outspent by Democrats.

The House side of the North Carolina General Assembly maintained its super majority with Democrats only able to flip three seats.  In the Senate, Republicans picked up a seat and kept the super majority there as well.

 

Looking at the national and the local races in North Carolina, the following things stand out to me:

  • The war on women mantras fell flat.
  • Both Clinton’s campaigned for Hagan and she still lost.
  • Fracking and climate change were apparently non-issues in local state races.
  • Democrats outspent Republicans in both national and state races, yet they lost anyway.
  • The sweep seems to indicate a rejection of Obama and those tied to him; Obamacare was a factor but the President’s policies overall were on the ballot – just as he said.

 

If you enjoyed this article, you should really check out other pieces written by Da Tech Guy’s Magnificent Seven writers and maybe hit that tip jar!

AP DillonA.P. Dillon (Lady Liberty 1885), is a Conservative minded wife and mother living in the Triangle area of North Carolina. A.P. Dillon founded the blog LadyLiberty1885.com in 2009. After the 2012 election, she added an Instapundit style blog called The ConMom Blog. Mrs. Dillon recently participated in Glenn Beck’sWe Will Not Conform. Mrs. Dillon’s writing, in addition to Da Tech Guy’s Magnificent 7, can also be found at StopCommonCoreNC.org, WatchdogWireNC and WizBang. Non-political writing projects include science fiction novellas that are, as of yet, unpublished. Her current writing project is a children’s book series.