House GOP nonprofit to restart amid Tillis bid

Posted by Caitlin Owens on January 13, 2014 

A dark money group featured state House Speaker Thom Tillis in two advertisements promoting the work of state lawmakers before he announced his Senate candidacy. And as the Huffington Post reports, North Carolina House Legislative Partners plans to reactivate at some point.

Roger Knight, a board member for the nonprofit, told the Huffington Post that the group did not want to be seen as part of the campaign and did not intend to aid it. However, it will continue supporting the work done by the Tillis-led House throughout the year. (Read more here.)

The group was created by House Republicans to promote their agenda. So-called dark money groups, or social welfare nonprofits, are not required to disclose donors.

Tillis is the leading Republican candidate challenging incumbent Kay Hagan, a freshman Democrat seeking re-election. The nonprofit’s website is currently not up and running, saying only “coming soon.”

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