Latest Thom Tillis News

Cunningham, Tucker lend to campaigns challenging Tillis

Jul. 16, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — New political rivals of well-funded North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis are tapping into personal money to help get their campaigns off the ground. The federal campaign finance report from Tillis's 2020 re-election campaign shows it raised $1.9 million during the three months...

Democrat Mansfield drops out of 2020 US Senate race

Jul. 5, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina state lawmaker has dropped out of the state's 2020 U.S. Senate race weeks after he announced his bid. Eric Mansfield released a statement Friday announcing that he was ending his campaign for the Democratic nomination to take on Republican incumbent Thom Tillis....

Tribe's push to build casino spurs Carolinas political fight

Jun. 26, 2019 1:12 AM EDT

CATAWBA INDIAN NATION, S.C. (AP) — Two of the Carolinas' most prominent American Indian tribes are battling over geography and lucrative gambling turf. The Cherokee in North Carolina, with two casinos established in the mountains, say their opponents should stay in their own state to the south. The Catawba...

Trump endorses North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis

Jun. 25, 2019 10:37 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump endorsed North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis on Tuesday, delivering a significant political asset for the first-term Republican senator already facing a primary challenge for his reelection next year in the closely divided state. Trump tweeted his "Full and Total...

Mansfield's entry expands US Senate field in North Carolina

Jun. 18, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's 2020 U.S. Senate race expanded Tuesday as another former North Carolina state legislator with a military background and previous statewide campaign experience officially joined the Democratic field. Eric Mansfield filed the paperwork to be a candidate seeking to unseat...

Cunningham: Voters led him to switch to US Senate campaign

Jun. 17, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina state senator is switching races, announcing Monday that he's joined the Democratic effort to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, whose seat would be a major pickup for Democrats trying to win back a Senate majority. Cal Cunningham, a familiar name in state...

Rep. Walker won't challenge Sen. Tillis in NC GOP primary

Jun. 13, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mark Walker announced Thursday that he won't challenge Sen. Thom Tillis in North Carolina's Republican primary next year, a move that reflects a state political environment where a candidate's support for President Donald Trump can help make or break a campaign. Walker said...

Trump Jr. glad Senate testimony 'is finally over'

Jun. 12, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, spoke to the Senate intelligence committee for around three hours Wednesday, following up on a 2017 interview with the same panel as part of its two-year-long Russia investigation. Trump Jr. said after the interview that he is "glad this is...

AP sources: Trump Jr. to speak with Senate panel Wednesday

Jun. 11, 2019 10:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's eldest son will meet with the Senate intelligence committee Wednesday behind closed doors, according to two people familiar with the meeting. The people requested anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the confidential interview. The meeting with...

Free traders no more? GOP warms up to Trump's use of tariffs

Jun. 7, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even with President Donald Trump backing off his threat to slap tariffs on goods from Mexico, his transformation of Republican Party trade policy is nearly complete. Republican lawmakers usually don't like tariffs. They're viewed as a tax on consumers and unwanted government intervention...