Clayton attorney Kelly Daughtry, one of eight candidates vying for the Republican nomination for the new 13th District U.S. House seat, may need to convince some GOP primary voters that she is as conservative as her campaign ads say.
Last June, Ms. Daughtry donated $250 to the campaign of Cheri Beasley, the far-left Democrat running for our state’s open U.S. Senate seat.
The phrase “far-left” may sound like an attack, but until recently Ms. Beasley was raising money with liberals such as “Squad” member Cori Bush, D-Mo., through a group called the Way to Lead PAC.
Realizing she’s running in a purple state, Ms. Beasley has reportedly removed herself from the group. But the Beasley campaign finance report still reads like a Who’s Who of liberal donors, with donations from the pro-abortion Emily’s List, labor unions, and hundreds of donors from our state’s liberal mecca, Chapel Hill.
So why is Kelly Daughtry — whose campaign website calls her “an old-fashioned, tight-fisted conservative who will fight Joe Biden’s agenda” — on that list? (Ms. Beasley has also donated to other Democrats.)
“Kelly is a businesswoman and more than 90% of Kelly’s donations were to Republicans,” Dee Stewart, senior adviser to the Daughtry campaign, told the Carolina Journal.
I’ve known Dee for years. He’s a great guy who has helped elect countless conservatives. And Dee made a good point when he reminded that “Washington insiders attacked Donald Trump the same way in 2016 because he’d given to Democrats as a businessman.”
But some Republican primary voters will still wonder: If Kelly Daughtry is as conservative as she says, then how could she have given even a modest donation to a candidate as liberal as Cheri Beasley? And if she did it for business reasons, then is it fair game to question her zeal for conservative values?
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A thumbs down to Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson for declining to define the word “woman” because, as she put it, “I’m not a biologist.”
Many on the left are reluctant to define “woman” out of fear of offending those who insist that trans women are women.
Madeleine Kearns of National Review offered a sound definition last month: “Quite simply, a woman is an adult human female. A woman belongs to the female sex, which means she has female chromosomes, reproductive organs, and gametes. Sex is observable at birth (and even earlier with ultrasound technology) and detectable long after death by DNA testing.”
Or, to put it more simply: Chaz Bono is a woman, Caitlyn Jenner isn’t. And only women have babies.
Of course, we must have compassion for those dealing with gender dysphoria. But we must also never surrender truth.
Such surrender is why we now have men who disrobe in women’s locker rooms, à la Lia Thomas, champion NCAA swimmer at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee was the March Porker of the Month.
Citizens Against Government Waste singled out the Texas Democrat for calling the debt ceiling a “figment of your imagination in terms of its validity.”
Said CAGW President Tom Schatz, “Perhaps Rep. Jackson Lee had just returned from Disney World when she made her comments and was thinking about the Journey into Imagination with Figment ride, but the national debt is quite real, and its continued growth has serious consequences for the future of the country.”
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