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Tillis Wins North Carolina Senate Election

Thom Tillis will be North Carolina’s next U.S. Senator.

November 4, 2014

North Carolina Campaigns Prepare For Potential Recount

Could the Tar Heel State Senate race go to overtime?

October 31, 2014

Midterm Roundup: Things Are Getting Weird In New Hampshire

Get all of the latest news from the campaign trail.

October 30, 2014
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Immigration May Be Factor In Close North Carolina Senate Race

How immigration could decide the race that could tip control of the Senate.

October 27, 2014

Turnout Will Be Crucial In Tightening North Carolina Senate Battle

North Carolina’s Senate race is going right down to the wire.

October 23, 2014
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Senate Race In North Carolina Could Be Nation’s Most Expensive Ever

You won’t believe the outrageous amount of money that’s been burned in the Tar Heel State.

October 20, 2014
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A Tar Heel Rebellion Against Reaction

Even voters who are fed up with President Obama aren’t ready for radical conservatism.

October 9, 2014

Bad Education: How School Cuts Are Killing Thom Tillis

Could conservative overreach deliver a key Senate race to the Democrats?

October 7, 2014

Senator Kay Hagan: High-Energy, Low-Key, And In The Political Spotlight

Meet one of the most quietly effective — and undeniably embattled — members of the Senate.

September 22, 2014

Big Question In NC Senate Race: Who’s Worse — Obama Or GOP?

Obama’s unpopularity is hurting Kay Hagan in her North Carolina Senate race.

September 17, 2014

Coal Industry Fuels Republican In N.C. Senate Race

By Renee Schoof, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Money from coal companies has been fueling North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis’ race to unseat Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) including $21,100 from the nation’s largest privately owned coal company. The contributions came from the Ohio-based Murray Energy Corp. The owner and founder, Robert E. Murray, […]

August 7, 2014

WATCH: GOP Candidate Hit With Brutal Attack Ad In North Carolina

Last week, Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) released a campaign ad pushing the embattled incumbent’s record as a moderate who’s “not too far left, not too far right — just like North Carolina.” On Tuesday, the Democratic group Forward North Carolina came out with an ad completing the argument that Hagan began: While she is in the […]

August 4, 2014

WATCH: Hagan Pushes Moderate Record In New Ad

Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) released a new ad on Tuesday, highlighting her moderate credentials and record of working across the aisle. The ad, titled “Same Team,” is a clear attempt to push back against months of attack ads that have painted her as a rubber stamp for President Barack Obama’s agenda. “One of the things […]

July 29, 2014

Does Thom Tillis Have A Problem With Women?

North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis (R) has already alienated minority voters this week – and there’s reason to believe that women may be next. Following a budget dispute last week, Tills said that North Carolina state Rep. Susi Hamilton’s (D) criticisms of him were “born out of emotions,” in an interview with the StarNews. Hamilton had […]

June 19, 2014

GOP Senate Candidate Thom Tillis Has Had A Rough 24 Hours

The North Carolina election suddenly isn’t looking so good for state House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-NC), the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate. He’s trailing incumbent Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) by 5 points, according to PPP’s latest poll, released on Tuesday. This represents Hagan’s largest lead in any public poll since September (though most other surveys show the race […]

June 17, 2014

Women Hold Democrats’ Keys To Control Of Senate

By David Lightman, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Women might be the Democrats’ 2014 firewall, the force that holds back a Republican wave that appears to be building toward seizing control of the Senate. Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and Georgia’s Michelle Nunn won primaries Tuesday and are their states’ Democratic U.S. Senate nominees, […]

May 22, 2014

Female Voters Will Be Pivotal In Key North Carolina Senate Contest

By Renee Schoof, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Women were the key to Senator Kay Hagan’s election in 2008, and in what is likely to be a close race for re-election this year, she is stressing issues aimed at them — equal pay, health care, birth control and education. The strategy is part of the […]

May 18, 2014

WATCH: Democratic Super PAC Crashes Tillis Victory Party For Attack Ad

A Democratic SuperPAC crashed North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis’ victory party on Tuesday night — and took the occasion to film footage for a tough new attack ad. The ad, appropriately titled “undercover,” features a narrator whispering into the camera as Tillis accepts the Republican Senate nomination on stage in the background. “I’m watching […]

May 9, 2014

Sen. Hagan, Tillis Begin Campaign Inveighing Against Rival’s State Legislative Record

By John Frank, The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) RALEIGH, NC—Instead of talking Washington, Republican Thom Tillis and Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan launched the U.S. Senate race Wednesday with attacks on each other’s state legislative records. A day after winning the Republican primary, Tillis criticized Hagan’s five terms in the state Senate more than her five […]

May 8, 2014

Obama Raises Money For Senate Democrats In Los Angeles

By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — President Barack Obama made a somber plea before an intimate crowd of some of Hollywood’s biggest donors Wednesday night, asking for help energizing disillusioned voters to give Democrats a chance of keeping their Senate majority in the midterm election. “I’m in trouble at home,” the president joked […]

May 8, 2014

Tillis Wins Outright For GOP Senate Nomination In North Carolina

By John Frank, The News & Observer CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Thom Tillis emerged as a clear victor Tuesday in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, overpowering a tea party challenge with help from Washington power-brokers who saw him as the best candidate to challenge Democrat Kay Hagan in November. The House speaker, running on his […]

May 7, 2014

It’s Tea Party Vs. GOP Establishment In North Carolina Primary

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Tuesday’s primary in North Carolina offers the latest round in the tea party vs. the GOP establishment battle for the U.S. Senate, and so far the establishment appears to be winning. Both the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Karl Rove’s American Crossroads have thrown their support and dollars […]

May 6, 2014
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Republicans Head To Polls, Flirt With Disaster In North Carolina

One of the nation’s most divisive Senate primaries could come to an end on Tuesday — if the GOP is lucky. North Carolina Republicans are preparing to head to the polls to select their nominee to challenge embattled incumbent Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) in the November general election. The race, which features nearly a dozen […]

May 5, 2014

Midterm Poll Roundup: Is Crist In Trouble?

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, an avalanche of polling data will emerge on the key races that will decide who controls the House of Representatives, the Senate, and statehouses across the country. What follows is a brief summary of some key polls from the week of April 20: Florida Florida’s gubernatorial race remains […]

April 25, 2014

New Senate Polls Offer 3 Lessons And Some Hope For Democrats

By David Lauter, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Three lessons jump out from the latest round of polling on key U.S. Senate races. First, just as Democrats have been saying, their endangered incumbent in Arkansas, Sen. Mark Pryor, is doing better than analysts in Washington had believed. By 47 percent to 38 percent, registered voters […]

April 23, 2014