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  • Senators host Tillis in DC Monday

    Posted by Craig Jarvis on September 22, 2014

    Thom Tillis is due in Washington, D.C. this evening for an hour-long fundraiser hosted by 10 senators at the National Republican Senatorial Committee offices.

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  • Ads counter ‘war on women’ messaging

    Posted by Craig Jarvis on September 22, 2014

    A pair of new TV ads began airing Sunday nationally pushing back on the Democrats’ continued emphasis on a supposed GOP “war on women.” The commercial comes as the gender gap has been a current issue in the U.S. Senate campaign between incumbent Kay Hagan and challenger Thom Tills.

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  • NRA TV ads back Tillis

    Posted by Craig Jarvis on September 22, 2014

    The National Rifle Association has begun airing TV ads backing Thom Tillis and two other Republican candidates for U.S. Senate.

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  • Poll: Voters support early childhood programs

    Posted by Lynn Bonner on September 22, 2014

    Seventy-four percent of registered voters support expanding Smart Start and NC Pre-K enrollment, according to a poll sponsored by early childhood groups. A poll of 500 registered voters sponsored by the First Five Years Fund and the N.C. Early Childhood Foundation on state and federal early childhood policies was conducted Aug. 17-19 by Public Opinion Strategies and Hart Research Associates. The poll has an overall margin of error of 4.38 percentage points.

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  • Civitas files second complaint against environmentalists

    Posted by Craig Jarvis on September 19, 2014

    The Civitas Institute on Friday followed up its complaint against several environmental groups, filed Thursday with the state Board of Elections, with a related complaint filed with the Secretary of State.

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  • Thom Tillis ventures into potentially risky territory

    Posted by Craig Jarvis on September 19, 2014

    Thom Tillis’ Senate campaign is faced with a gender gap. His opponent, Sen. Kay Hagan, has a 19-point advantage among women but that’s not keeping Tillis from attending a fundraiser hosted by Rev. Mark Haris, whose sermons might not sit well with some women voters. He’s also planning to campaign with Congressional candidate Mark Harris, whose remarks about sending fighter jets to ‘blitz’ Mexican drug cartels have gone viral. Updated

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