North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis reacts as the crowd sings happy birthday to him during a rally at the Buncombe County Republican headquarters in Asheville, N.C., Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Tillis is the Republican nominee for the US Senate to run against incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C.
North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis reacts as the crowd sings happy birthday to him during a rally at the Buncombe County Republican headquarters in Asheville, N.C., Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Tillis is the Republican nominee for the US Senate to run against incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C. AP
North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis reacts as the crowd sings happy birthday to him during a rally at the Buncombe County Republican headquarters in Asheville, N.C., Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Tillis is the Republican nominee for the US Senate to run against incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C. AP