Latest Thom Tillis News

N Carolina senator has latched on to Trump. Will he hold on?

Nov. 9, 2019 11:42 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sen. Thom Tillis is following a simple formula for reelection in closely divided North Carolina: Stand with Donald Trump. It seems far less complicated than his winning approach in 2014. Back then, he pleased the Republican base when he advanced tax cuts and a gay marriage ban...

Correction: Trump-Politics story

Nov. 9, 2019 8:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 6 about elections in Virginia and Kentucky, The Associated Press reported erroneously that more than twice as many people in Virginia voted in state legislative races than 2015. The number of ballots case Tuesday increased by more than 50% compared with four years ago,...

Funeral held in North Carolina for former US Sen. Kay Hagan

Nov. 3, 2019 6:27 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Family and friends paid tribute Sunday to former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina, eulogizing her as a "humble and kind" public servant who used hard work and good manners to get things done. Hagan, who won election in 2008 as the state's first female Democratic senator, died...

Funeral set for former US Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina

Oct. 29, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A service to remember former North Carolina U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan will be held this weekend in the city where she lived for decades. Hagan family spokeswoman Sadie Weiner said Tuesday that Hagan's funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church in downtown...

Former North Carolina US Sen. Kay Hagan dies at age 66

Oct. 28, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, who stepped away from a banking career to be a stay-at-home mom and then ventured into politics, died Monday after a prolonged illness. She was 66. Hagan died at her home in Greensboro of encephalitis, or brain inflammation, caused by a rare virus spread...

The Latest: Obama says Hagan was 'terrific public servant'

Oct. 28, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the death of former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan: (all times local): 4 p.m. Former President Barack Obama says former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan was "a terrific public servant" who worked to find common ground. Hagan died Monday morning at her home in Greensboro after a prolonged...

Graham resolution condemns 'closed' House impeachment probe

Oct. 24, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading Senate ally of President Donald Trump introduced a resolution Thursday condemning the Democratic-run House for pursuing an "illegitimate impeachment inquiry" and demanding that Republicans be given more chances to question witnesses. The nonbinding resolution announced by GOP...

While Trump rakes in cash, some Senate Republicans lagging

Oct. 24, 2019 1:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is raising record amounts of cash for his 2020 reelection. But that fundraising might isn't spilling over to the most vulnerable Republicans fighting to hold onto their seats in a narrowly divided Senate. During the third quarter, former astronaut Mark Kelly took in...

Alabama Democratic Sen. Jones in a bind on impeachment

Oct. 9, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

HANCEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Doug Jones walked into a recent town hall and declared he was ready for whatever his constituents wanted to throw at him. But first, he wanted to address the biggest news from Washington: The House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. "I'm not making a judgment...

Trump scolds Romney over criticism about Trump's China words

Oct. 5, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Republican leaders were silent or supportive of President Donald Trump's public call for another foreign government, China, to investigate his political foe, while a handful voiced concern that the president was trying to enlist a rival power in his reelection effort. Several House...