House Speaker Thom Tillis won a straw poll of Republican U.S. Senate candidates at the N.C. Republican Party Hall of Fame awards celebration in Cary on Saturday night.
Tillis received 58.8 percent of the votes, followed by Dr. Greg Brannon, Mark Harris, Bill Flynn and Heather Grant, the GOP reported.
About 300 attended, the party reported, and heard featured speaker Gov. Pat McCrory, who joined a Q&A with party Chairman Claude Pope and vice chairwoman Joyce Krawiec.
Also on hand: U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, U.S. Rep. Howard Coble, U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers and U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson.