Thom Tillis won a hard-fought contest with U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan on Tuesday, surviving what became the most expensive Senate race in the country to join a Republican wave of national victories.
“This victory is not my victory. This victory is our victory,” Tillis told supporters in Charlotte in a victory speech after midnight. “Y’all refused to lose, and that’s why I’m standing here.”
Just before midnight, Hagan conceded defeat and promised to work with Tillis during the transition.