Republican Thom Tillis is projected to win his close race for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina, beating incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan. The Associated Press reports:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Thom Tillis wins Senate race in North Carolina— Josh Lederman (@joshledermanAP) November 5, 2014
North Carolina senator Kay Hagan has a minute-long radio ad running Tuesday featuring her fellow Democrat, President Barack Obama.
"North Carolina, we need to send a message this election," Obama says. "If you want to make a difference, here is your chance: Vote for Democrats and Kay Hagan on November 4." The president adds that Republicans are standing in the way of various aspects of his and Hagan's agenda, including raising the minimum wage.Read more
The state of North Carolina is investigating a potential conflict of interest involving Democratic senator Kay Hagan. Fox 46 in Charlotte reports:Read more
Early voting in North Carolina is now over, and the results are interesting. One might be tempted to compare early voting in 2014 to 2010, as both were midterms. But the latter was an easy win for Richard Burr, and this year’s battle in the Senate is shaping up to be a close race, much like 2012.Read more
“All these people are saying I’m costing Kay Hagan or Thom Tillis the election,” Sean Haugh told me as he sipped a glass of Duck-Rabbit beer on Tuesday night. “It’s like it’s somehow my fault that they’re terrible candidates.”
Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis was called "Uncle Tom" at a recent Senator Kay Hagan rally in North Carolina. Hillary Clinton was also on hand to help rally Democrats in support of Hagan--and the possible presidential candidate specifically praised the speaker who made the questionable comments.
The remarks were from Alma Adams, who is running for Congress from North Carolina's 12th Congressional District. Here's audio:Read more
Democratic senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina was emphatic earlier this week that instituting a travel ban on those attempting to enter the United States from West African nations ravaged by the Ebola virus was "not going to help solve the problem." Hagan's Republican opponent, Thom Tillis, had been one of the first candidates for office to suggest the ban.Read more
A new ad from Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis of North Carolina targets his Democratic opponent, Kay Hagan, for voting for the federal stimulus bill that awarded a grant to a company owned by Hagan's husband. Watch the video below:
"Days after Kay Hagan took office, she pushed Obama's stimulus bill," says the ad's voiceover. "Grants tucked away in Obama's stimulus paid the Hagans. She's 96 percent for Obama, 100 percent for herself."Read more
North Carolina senator Kay Hagan said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is "giving us great guidance" on how to deal with Ebola virus infections here in the United States. The Democrat, who is up for reelection, praised the CDC and the World Health Organization in a Wednesday press conference in Charlotte.Read more
A company owned by the husband of Democratic senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina received taxpayer money for a green energy project through the federal stimulus of 2009, later revising down the project's estimated cost and keeping the difference.Read more
A new set of polls from High Point University and SurveyUSA have good news Republican candidates for Senate in Colorado, North Carolina, and New Hampshire. The polls of likely voters in all three swing states found Republicans in good positions against incumbent Democrats with just weeks to go before the election.Read more
The National Republican Senatorial Committee is putting between $6 and 6.5 million into TV ads in North Carolina, Politico reports. The close race between Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan and GOP challenger Thom Tillis has come down to an air duel between the campaigns and their allied independent expenditure groups—with Democrats so far having the advantage.Read more
At the North Carolina Senate debate earlier this week, Democratic senator Kay Hagan admitted she missed an Armed Services committee hearing in February on the emerging threat of ISIS. Conservative organization Crossroads GPS has a new TV ad running in North Carolina that uses Hagan's explanation against her.Read more
At Tuesday night's debate, Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis of North Carolina asked his opponent, sitting Democrat Kay Hagan, which of President Obama's policies she regrets supporting. Hagan stumbled over her words for a few seconds before saying Tillis did not "understand her record" or her effectiveness in the Senate. She then criticized Tillis's own record as speaker of the state house of representatives.
"Your idea of being effective is tax cuts for the wealthy, gutting public education by $500 million—and yes, that is a fact," Hagan said.Read more
Democratic senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina told reporters Tuesday evening that she did, in fact, not attend one hearing of the Senate Armed Services committee because she had participated in a Democratic fundraiser the same day. The Democrat was speaking to reporters following her debate with her Republican opponent, Thom Tillis:Read more
North Carolina senator Kay Hagan's position on abortion is the target of a new $620,000 TV ad campaign that is being launched today by the Women Speak Out PAC:Read more
“They should know we will follow them to the gates of hell.”
“The long-term challenge is debilitating and ultimately eradicating a strong and growing ISIS.”
“The president should have weaponized the moderate Syrian rebels earlier.”Read more
How does a Democratic Senate candidate running in a conservative state in 2014 try to win? There are many strategies, from Louisiana’s incumbent senator Mary Landrieu emphasizing her ties to the energy industry to Michelle Nunn of Georgia running as a business-friendly moderate willing to work with Republicans. Behind the various strategies is an underlying principle: These Democrats should distance themselves as far as possible from their unpopular party and its head, the increasingly unpopular Barack Obama.Read more
Thom Tillis of North Carolina says the Senate needs "more people who had to sweat for a living" in a new TV ad. The 30-second ad features the Republican Senate candidate speaking directly to the camera inside a diner.
"Washington has completely lost touch with working Americans," Tillis says. "The federal budget's a joke, and senators never pay the price." Tillis, who is challening incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan, says he's worked as a paper boy, a short-order cook, a warehouse clerk, and "eventually, a partner at IBM." Watch the ad below:Read more
A new ad campaign from Concerned Veterans for America asks Democratic senators to hold the Department of Veterans Affairs accountable. "President Obama won't hold the VA accountable," says the voiceover in one version of the ad, focusing on Arkansas's Mark Pryor. "Senator Mark Pryor can, but he's done nothing, putting his loyalty to his party and the president ahead of America's veterans."Read more
With a week to go before the North Carolina Republican primary for U.S. Senate, Thom Tillis has broken 40 percent support, according to a new poll. Tillis, the state speaker of the house, has 46 percent support, with top rivals Greg Brannon and Mark Harris receiving 20 percent and 11 percent, respectively. The finding comes from PPP, a Democratic polling firm based in North Carolina.Read more
To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that happening are close to zero. For Republicans, North Carolina is necessary. It’s the key to control of the Senate.
Arkansas Democrat Mark Pryor has a 10-point lead in his race to retain his Senate seat, according to a new poll from the New York Times and the Kaiser Family Foundation. A two-term senator, Pryor has 46 percent support, while his challenger, Republican congressman Tom Cotton, has 36 percent support. Pryor also has 47 percent approval rating as senator, the poll found.Read more
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