Will Coleman's sour grapes team challenge our sheriff in 2026? | Eastern North Carolina Now

they are still bitter over 2020 primary


In the Republican primary in 2020, challenger Scott Hammonds decisively defeated incumbent Sheriff Ernie Coleman and went on to win election in November.  The Coleman team never accepted their loss, and now there are rumblings with at least two names floating of a sour grapes challenge to Sheriff Hammonds from the Coleman team in 2026, probably in the Republican primary.

Team Coleman was so bitter over their primary loss that a number of them openly backed the Democrat nominee against Hammonds in the general election in 2020. In some ways that is not surprising, since after being elected sheriff, Coleman had kept much of the sheriffs department leadership team of his Democrat predecessor Alan Jordan.  The Coleman administration of the sheriff's department was in many ways just a warmed over Jorden administration.

The tantrum appears not to be over, and Team Coleman seems to have its eye on 2026.

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Big Bob said:
( July 14th, 2024 @ 12:53 am )
Violent rhetoric is what got us here.
( July 13th, 2024 @ 9:25 pm )
In that case, Bobbie, you are either deaf or a liar.
Big Bob said:
( July 13th, 2024 @ 7:28 pm )
I listened to the speech.
( July 13th, 2024 @ 12:38 pm )
Sorry, Bobbie, but those who send you your talking points clearly did not send you the full clip, only a few words taken out of context. That is a common technique of the far left. The entire clip was played on a talk radio show and Robinson specifically said that the nazis and WWWII imperial Japanese were the "people who needed killing". Your version is an outright lie, similar to the "very find people" Charlotteville hoax that leftist Snopes finally admitted was not true.
Big Bob said:
( July 13th, 2024 @ 12:22 pm )
MR was speaking of the political left and a variety of others he don’t like unless his girl friend needs an abortion. At least he is man enough to admit it. He’s a sick SOB but he doesn’t hide behind anybody’s skirt.
( July 13th, 2024 @ 4:21 am )
At this point, some of us should have found a bookie and put money on this. If this isn't a textbook example of "we told you so", I don't know what is, bruh.

The Dems don't even figure into this. This has everything to do with an internal war between two, if not three, factions of the local GOP. The same struggles going on locally are going on everywhere else, it just isn't being talked about outside of the supper table...yet

The numbers across the board just ain't adding up here. I don't think anybody would be peeing on the ol' fireant hill in saying that this comes down to discernment and an almost dark sense of humor. I wouldn't take a one sided coin in Las Vegas.

I think Corey would agree that, while the cast of characters from the younger Conservative side can be extreme in some ways, they've all acknowledged a very strong common ground in the old school "Conservative Burt Reynolds NASCAR Democrat" type of way.

Somebody has to admit their mortal and this is a learning exp.
( July 13th, 2024 @ 7:41 am )
Robinson was specifically talking about Nazis who murdered Jews and did lots of other evil in Europe and the Japs who bombed Pearl Harbor in WWII, which you would know if you listened to all of that portion of his speech instead of pulling a few words out of context. Little Bobbie, who claim to be against Nazis but you have a problem with someone saying the WWII Nazis under Hitler "needed killing"??

Maybe your being an apologist for the Hamas nazis has given you a different perspenctive?
Big Bob said:
( July 13th, 2024 @ 1:03 am )
those that have a different world view have no reason to exist? Can you clarify? Is this some sort of MR " some people need killing" or more of a philosophical rant?
( July 12th, 2024 @ 8:36 pm )
@rino hunter you would be correct. And yes I did. As I said, live and learn. I learned the hard way.

I agree the general ballot is more important but find it amusing that a super conservative (supposedly) would pull the D ballot.
( July 12th, 2024 @ 7:59 pm )
Corey, as I recall, you were one of those who challenged Sheriff Coleman, not one who was in his support group. You did it as a Democrat, however. Republicans making mischief in Democrat primaries is something that has gone on for a while. I remember in one election cycle Rush LImbaught dubbed it "Operation Chaos". I would not assume anything from just taking a ballot in the Democrat primary. How he voted in the general election would be the key factor.
( July 12th, 2024 @ 7:22 pm )
Corey: You are welcome. You would make a fine Republican as I have enjoyed speaking to you, and I believe you to be smart enough to see the truth of what I have professed loudly for decades - the Democratic Socialist party has no reason to exist any longer as a political party. The DS party would, however, make a fine collection point as a liars club to bolster all current and future non patriot initiatives.

My Republican party, full of real Conservatives and devoid of all RINOs, has a perpetual reason to exist. The Beaufort County GOP; not in the least bit in its current formation where they refuse to vet candidates, who will never follow the party platform or the US Constitution.
( July 12th, 2024 @ 7:02 pm )
@conservative voter-
Don’t take my word for it just a simple voter history search shows he chose the Democratic ballot in the 2020 primary as a registered independent voter. Im quite certain President Trunp wasn’t on that ballot but what do I know..
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