Tag Archives: Thom Tillis

Democrat Cal Cunningham Concedes NC Senate Race

Raleigh’s ABC News affiliate reports: Democratic US Senate candidate Cal Cunningham has conceded the race to incumbent Republican Sen. Thom Tillis. Cunningham, whose campaign was plagued by a texting scandal and revelations that he had an extramarital relationship, issued the concession Tuesday in a phone call to Tillis on Tuesday. “I just called Senator Tillis to congratulate him on winning …

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Cunningham +3 Over Tillis In Latest NC Senate Poll

The New York Times reports: Joseph R. Biden Jr. holds a small but durable lead over President Trump in North Carolina, where fully 64 percent of likely voters say they have already cast their ballots, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll released on Thursday. In a crucial race for control of the Senate, Cal Cunningham, the Democrat, also …

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ABC/WaPo Poll Shows NC Senate And WH Races Tied

The Washington Post reports: Republican Sen. Thom Tillis and Democrat Cal Cunningham are locked in a toss-up Senate race in North Carolina, where roughly a quarter of voters say the challenger’s extramarital affair is important in their vote but with far more saying control of the Senate and the incumbent’s support for President Trump matter, a Washington Post-ABC News poll …

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Cal Cunningham +4 Over Thom Tillis In NC Senate Poll

From Monmouth Polling: The Monmouth University Poll finds North Carolina’s U.S. Senate election has shifted in the Democrat’s favor since last month. Among registered voters, challenger Cal Cunningham has 48% support and first-term Republican incumbent Thom Tillis has 44% support. Other voter support goes to Libertarian Shannon Bray (3%) and Kevin Hayes of the Constitution Party (<1%), with 3% undecided. …

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Cal Cunningham +5 Over Thom Tillis In NC Senate Poll

Reuters reports: Democratic Senate challenger Cal Cunningham appears to lead incumbent Senator Thom Tillis in North Carolina, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll taken as the news broke of Tillis’ COVID-19 diagnosis and a scandal involving Cunningham. 47% of likely voters polled Sept. 29 to Oct. 6 said they planned to vote for the Democratic challenger, former state Senator Cunningham. Cunningham …

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Dem NC Senate Candidate Cal Cunningham Admits To Sexting With Woman, Says He Won’t Drop Out Of Race

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: North Carolina Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham, a married father of two, sent text messages of a sexual nature to a woman who is not his wife, his campaign confirmed Friday night. The text messages between Cunningham and Arlene Guzman Todd, a public relations strategist from California, were first reported Thursday night by …

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GOP Sen. Thom Tillis Has Tested Positive For COVID

Fox News reports: North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis, who is running for re-election, has become the fourth member of the Senate to test positive for COVID-19. Tillis’ news comes just hours after President Trump and the First Lady made the shocking announcement that they had tested positive for the coronavirus. Fellow members of the SenateRand Paul, of Kentucky, Bill …

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Biden +3, Cunningham +4 In New North Carolina Poll

Politico reports: A Suffolk University/USA Today poll released Thursday reports that 46 percent of the North Carolina likely voters surveyed prefer Biden, while 43 percent favor Trump. Biden’s lead falls within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points. Trump won North Carolina’s 15 Electoral College votes by 3.8 percentage points in 2016. The state has …

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NYT: Tillis Benefited From DeJoy’s Forced Donations

The New York Times reports: Postmaster General Louis DeJoy cultivated an environment at his former company that left employees feeling pressured to make donations to Republican candidates, and rewarded them with bonuses for doing so, according to former employees. A review of campaign finance records shows that over a dozen management-level employees at New Breed would routinely donate to the …

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POLL : North Carolina Senate Race In Dead Heat

Via Monmouth Polling: The Monmouth University Poll finds a tight contest in the state’s U.S. Senate election. Among registered voters, Republican first-term incumbent Thom Tillis has 45% support and his Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham, an attorney and former state legislator, has 46% support. Other voter support goes to Libertarian Shannon Bray (2%) and Kevin Hayes of the Constitution Party (1%), …

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GOP Sen. Thom Tillis Sorry For Going Maskless At RNC

The Associated Press reports: North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis said on Friday he “fell short of my own standard” by failing to keep his face mask on in the White House crowd while listening to President Donald Trump accept the Republican nomination. Tillis, who is in a tough reelection bid against Democrat Cal Cunningham, has been consistently talking up face …

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GOP Sen. Thom Tillis Gets Primary Challenger From The Right For Only Voting With Trump 95% Of Time

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: Sen. Thom Tillis has drawn a Republican challenger in 2020. Garland Tucker III, the retired chairman and CEO of Triangle Capital Corporation and an author, filed paperwork with the Federal Election Committee to run in the Republican primary on Monday. Tucker wrote “Conservative Heroes: Fourteen Leaders Who Changed America — Jefferson to Reagan” and …

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Second GOP Senator Will Vote To Block “Emergency”

The Associated Press reports: North Carolina’s Thom Tillis on Monday night became the second Republican to promise a vote to block President Donald Trump’s declaration of an emergency at the Mexican border. Tillis said Congress must defend its power of the purse and warned that a future Democratic president might abuse the power to advance “radical policies.” He revealed his …

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Bipartisan Senate Bill To Protect Mueller Due Today

Politico reports: A combined version of two bipartisan Senate bills designed to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job is set to be released Wednesday, marking lawmakers’ latest political warning shot to President Donald Trump as he entertains firing the man investigating him. The new Senate legislation is the product of months-long talks among Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), …

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North Carolina GOP Hired Cambridge Analytica In 2014

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis and the state’s Republican Party paid $345,000 to a data company that is now under scrutiny for its use of personal information about Facebook users. Cambridge Analytica also worked for the Donald Trump campaign, earning more than $5.9 million in 2016 according to Federal Election Commission filings, and for …

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Senators Move To Protect Mueller From Trump’s Axe

The Associated Press reports: Two members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are moving to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s job, putting forth new legislation that aims to ensure the integrity of current and future independent investigations. Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware plan to introduce the legislation Thursday. The bill would allow …

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Senate Panel Approves Nomination Of Loretta Lynch As Attorney General

Via the New York Times: The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved Loretta E. Lynch to be the next attorney general, sending her nomination to the full Senate for what is likely to be a contentious vote. The panel voted 12 to 8 to advance Ms. Lynch, President Obama’s pick to replace Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. as the …

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Sen. Thom Tillis: Hand-Washing Regs Are Another Example Of Government Meddling

Tillis says that restaurants should be able to opt-out of hand-washing rules as long as they post a sign saying that they have done so. He didn’t say if they should also be able to flout refrigeration, food storage, and pest control rules as long as they say they are.

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NORTH CAROLINA: NOM & GOP Appeal Marriage Ruling To Fourth Circuit Court

Via Raleigh’s News & Observer: Within hours of a split ruling by a 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel upholding gay marriage bans in four states, attorneys for North Carolina legislative leaders filed notice in the federal courts of their plans to appeal rulings in North Carolina that struck down a gay marriage ban. The court document, filed by …

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Brian Brown: GOP Won Because Of NOM

“Our two most prominent efforts to influence Senate contests were in North Carolina and Arkansas. The NOM Victory Fund spent over $200,000 in these races on television ads, direct mail and grassroots outreach to mobilize marriage supporters. When our TV ad and mailer hit in North Carolina, Thom Tillis trailed Kay Hagan by 2-3 points. Within days, we helped bring …

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