Republican U.S. Senate Race http://wunc.org en Thom Tillis Wins Republican Primary Race For U.S. Senate http://wunc.org/post/thom-tillis-wins-republican-primary-race-us-senate <p>State House Speaker Thom Tillis defeated a crowded field of candidates in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate last night. Tillis received about 46 percent of the vote&nbsp; thereby avoiding the possibility of a runoff.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The mood was joyful last night at Thom </span>Tillis’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> victory party in Charlotte. &nbsp;</span>Tillis<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> smiled from ear to ear as he addressed his supporters with his wife, Susan, nearby:</span></p> Wed, 07 May 2014 11:32:05 +0000 Jessica Jones 35071 at http://wunc.org Thom Tillis Wins Republican Primary Race For U.S. Senate Nationwide, NC Has Highest Number Of Ads Funded By Special Interest http://wunc.org/post/nationwide-nc-has-highest-number-ads-funded-special-interest <p></p><p>A new study on campaign spending shows that special interest groups have paid for 90 percent of television ads aired in the U.S. Senate race in this state.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>A Wesleyan Media Project analysis in partnership with the Center for Responsive Politics reveals that North Carolina has the highest number of ads in the country paid for by special interest groups. Almost 15,000 TV spots have aired at a cost of 6.36 million dollars in the race for the U.S. Senate, which has a competitive Republican primary.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 34740 at http://wunc.org Nationwide, NC Has Highest Number Of Ads Funded By Special Interest Governor Pat McCrory Endorses Republican U.S. Senate Primary Candidate Thom Tillis http://wunc.org/post/governor-pat-mccrory-endorses-republican-us-senate-primary-candidate-thom-tillis <p>Governor Pat McCrory has endorsed state House speaker Thom Tillis in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. He spoke earlier today in an appearance with Tillis at a sheet metal company in Raleigh.<br /> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 18:00:32 +0000 Jessica Jones 34649 at http://wunc.org Governor Pat McCrory Endorses Republican U.S. Senate Primary Candidate Thom Tillis Republican U.S. Senate Candidates Take Aim At Each Other http://wunc.org/post/republican-us-senate-candidates-take-aim-each-other <p>The primary race between Republican candidates running for the U.S. Senate was center stage last night. In a debate held by UNC-TV, Baptist pastor Mark Harris and obstetrician Greg Brannon sharpened their attacks against state House speaker Thom Tillis.<br /><br />Baptist pastor Mark Harris took aim at Tillis just a few minutes into the debate. He started by raising the Republican fear that it could be difficult to dislodge the Democratic incumbent, Senator Kay Hagan.<br /> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:37:57 +0000 Jessica Jones 34622 at http://wunc.org Republican U.S. Senate Candidates Take Aim At Each Other Republican U.S. Senate Primary Candidates Face Third Debate http://wunc.org/post/republican-us-senate-primary-candidates-face-third-debate <p>Tonight, four of the candidates running in the Republican U.S. Senate primary will take part in their last televised debate.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Obstetrician Greg Brannon, Army veteran Heather Grant, Baptist pastor Mark Harris, and state House speaker Thom Tillis will take part in their final scheduled debate this evening on UNC-TV.</p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 34550 at http://wunc.org Republican U.S. Senate Primary Candidates Face Third Debate Republican U.S. Senate Candidates Hold Second Debate http://wunc.org/post/republican-us-senate-candidates-hold-second-debate <p></p><p></p><p>Four of the candidates vying to win the state’s Republican U.S. Senate primary appeared in their second debate last night. In the half-hour forum, aired live on WRAL-TV, state house speaker Thom Tillis, Army veteran Heather Grant, Baptist pastor Mark Harris and ob-gyn Greg Brannon touched on a variety of issues, from immigration to the Affordable Care Act. But the candidates seemed to agree on most of the issues.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.wral.com/news/local/politics/page/13548534/">&gt;&gt; Watch the debate here.</a></p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 34344 at http://wunc.org Republican U.S. Senate Candidates Hold Second Debate Republican U.S. Senatorial Primary Candidates Face A Tough Race http://wunc.org/post/republican-us-senatorial-primary-candidates-face-tough-race <p></p><p>This evening, four of the Republican candidates in the U.s. Senate race will square off in their first televised debate, held at Davidson College just outside Charlotte. They are:</p><ul><li>state Speaker of the House Thom Tillis,</li><li>Baptist Pastor Mark Harris</li><li>Tea Party-backed obstetrician, Greg Brannon</li><li>Army veteran Heather Grant.</li></ul><p>The crowded field in this race could make for a complicated election.</p><p></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:46:49 +0000 Jessica Jones 34254 at http://wunc.org Republican U.S. Senatorial Primary Candidates Face A Tough Race U.S. Senator Mike Lee Endorses Greg Brannon In NC Senate Race http://wunc.org/post/us-senator-mike-lee-endorses-greg-brannon-nc-senate-race <p>A senator with Tea Party credentials has endorsed the primary campaign of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Greg Brannon.</p><p>Utah Senator Mike Lee was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010. The Tea Party favorite gained enough support in that state's primary nominating convention to block a long-serving establishment candidate, then-Senator Bob Bennett, from getting on the ballot.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:43:43 +0000 Jessica Jones 31628 at http://wunc.org U.S. Senator Mike Lee Endorses Greg Brannon In NC Senate Race Wake County Jury Finds U.S. Senate Candidate Misled Investors http://wunc.org/post/wake-county-jury-finds-us-senate-candidate-misled-investors <p>A Wake County jury has decided that one of the Republican U.S. Senate candidates gave false or misleading statements to investors in a technology startup.</p><p>After two days of deliberation, a jury in civil court has found that Dr. Greg Brannon gave false information to two men in order to convince them to invest in a now-defunct mobile phone company. Brannon, who is a tea party favorite, is liable for helping repay 250 thousand dollars to those investors.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:51:22 +0000 Jessica Jones 30773 at http://wunc.org Wake County Jury Finds U.S. Senate Candidate Misled Investors