|By Rob Christensen, The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)|
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But the question is whether it has reached high tide or is still on the rise.
For the 450 people attending the
"The wave is coming," said
A major reason for the wave, conservatives believe, is public discontent with the Affordable Care Act. Surveys show the health insurance plan is as unpopular in
A new survey shows 53 percent of
Goal: To defeat Hagan
To help make sure Hagan is defeated, Americans for Prosperity, another conservative advocacy group, has already spent
The ads have become an issue because the founders and chief financial backers of AFP are billionaire industrialists
That drew fire from Phillips.
(We are entering uncharted territory when the political gun for the Koch brothers launches a populist attack on Reid.)
The Republicans also were gleeful over the recent arrest of
Forest praises changes
Lewis was among a broad group of speakers that included Sen.
In one of the most impassioned speeches of the conference, Lt. Gov.
Forest praised what he called the building blocks of the conservative changes happening in
He also praised what he called "the most aggressive tax reform plan in
In addition, he mentioned the passage of the voter identification bill and said the state was spending
"It is time for conservatives to be unapologetic about what we believe in," Forest said, adding, "it's time to say no to political correctness in America.
"Why do we care what the media thinks, or what they say or what they write about us?" he asked. "Why do we we subscribe to papers that further their agenda? Stop believing what they write or say."
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