N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis reacts as the crowd sings happy birthday to him during a rally at the Buncombe County Republican headquarters in Asheville Aug. 29. U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, right, hugs ForwardNC field organizer Madeline Zebertavage , left, as Hagan arrives outside of her campaign field office in Chapel Hill Sept. 19.
N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis reacts as the crowd sings happy birthday to him during a rally at the Buncombe County Republican headquarters in Asheville Aug. 29. U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, right, hugs ForwardNC field organizer Madeline Zebertavage , left, as Hagan arrives outside of her campaign field office in Chapel Hill Sept. 19. AP(Tillis)/ HARRY LYNCH - hlynch@newsobserver.com(Hagan)
N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis reacts as the crowd sings happy birthday to him during a rally at the Buncombe County Republican headquarters in Asheville Aug. 29. U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, right, hugs ForwardNC field organizer Madeline Zebertavage , left, as Hagan arrives outside of her campaign field office in Chapel Hill Sept. 19. AP(Tillis)/ HARRY LYNCH - hlynch@newsobserver.com(Hagan)

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