Latest Thom Tillis News

Tillis, Cunningham raise most for US Senate in last 3 months

Oct. 16, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican incumbent Thom Tillis and Democrat Cal Cunningham have raised the most money for next year's U.S. Senate race in North Carolina during the past three months. Federal campaign reports due this week show Tillis had the most cash in his campaign account on Sept. 30 with $4.9...

Same-sex couples reflect 5 years after marriage decision

Oct. 13, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Frank Brooks and Brad Newton have lost three parents between them and gotten through a cancer scare in the last five years — as husband and husband. "It's nice to know there's that legal safety net," said Newton, a marketing consultant, of being legally married to Brooks, a...

FEMA denies Dorian individual assistance in 4 NC counties

Oct. 9, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The federal government has denied individual assistance for residents in four North Carolina counties hit hard by Hurricane Dorian just days after approving other funds to help local governments repair infrastructure, North Carolina's governor said Wednesday. Gov. Roy Cooper had sent a...

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...

Bribery case raises focus on GOP rising star and fundraising

Sep. 22, 2019 9:26 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After a North Carolina insurance magnate and mega-political donor was indicted on bribery charges in April, some politicians who received his campaign dollars offloaded his money by giving it to charity. But Republican party organizations tied to a GOP rising star in Congress show no...

NC Sen. Tillis highlights Trump in first re-election bid ad

Sep. 17, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Sen. Thom Tillis' first ad for his re-election campaign emphasizes an endorsement from President Donald Trump and immigration-related legislation that he has filed. The Republican incumbent's campaign unveiled on Tuesday the television commercial airing statewide that...

Poor People's Campaign to register voters on 20-state tour

Sep. 9, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Poor People's Campaign will begin touring more than 20 states later this month to bring together residents of disenfranchised communities and help them register to vote. The Rev. William Barber, co-chair of the campaign, said Monday at a news conference in Washington, D.C., that...

NC lawmakers back changes to distribute hurricane funds

Aug. 28, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Still unsatisfied with the state's distribution of long-term federal housing funds after Hurricane Matthew, North Carolina Republicans led by U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis are backing a proposal geared toward accelerating recovery spending for future storms. Tillis said Wednesday that he would...