GOP establishment looks nervously at North Carolina Senate primary
The Chamber of Commerce and American Crossroads have stepped in with ads to prop up U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis.
May 5th, 2014
09:55 AM ET
5 months ago

GOP establishment looks nervously at North Carolina Senate primary

Raleigh, North Carolina (CNN) - For a Republican establishment still spooked by the ghosts of Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock - grassroots-backed conservatives who threw away winnable Senate races in recent elections with tone-deaf remarks about abortion - Tuesday can't come soon enough.

In North Carolina, Republicans are watching closely to see if Thom Tillis, the state House speaker and maybe the party's best bet to unseat endangered Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan this November, can capture 40% of the vote in Tuesday's GOP Senate primary.

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  1. Gurgyl

    No one with brain will ever vote for any Rethuglican. GOP is pretty much gone to dogs. NC has turned another third world. It stopped expanding Medicare, cut education by that crook, pat microry.

    May 5, 2014 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  2. Silence DoGood

    I hope the Tea Party and Theocracy friends run away with GOP primaries. They have generally gotten badly defeated afterwards. Good strategy – keep it up please.

    May 5, 2014 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  3. smith

    NC gave the dems a chance and they blew it. It doesn`t matter who the GOP throws in the race, Hagan is done.

    May 5, 2014 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  4. ricardo1968

    People have to be crazy to vote republican any more. They have shown that they are willing to sabotage the country to get what they want. They must pay for this.

    May 5, 2014 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  5. Thomas

    In North Carolina, Republicans are watching closely to see if Thom Tillis supports the legalization of marijuana .That would bring much needed tax revenue to the state .

    May 5, 2014 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  6. Dead Bear

    They should look nervously at the midterms in general. But, no! They are too busy measuring their new offices on Capitol Hill for drapes because the polls got them believing they're going to win in a landslide. Other than cutting taxes for the wealthy, they still haven't offered any new ideas to tackle the pressing issues in this country. But at least we know what they hate.

    May 5, 2014 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  7. Marie MD

    NC better watch out. A lot of sensible northerners are moving to their state. They are already turning purple and don't even know it.

    May 5, 2014 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  8. Rick McDaniel

    Hopefully, Hagan will go away. NC will be far better off, if she does.

    May 5, 2014 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |