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Garland, we hardly knew ye.

  Just like the month of March,  the rich guy from Raleigh came onto the scene like a lion, but left quietly like a lamb.   Garland Tucker had quite a story to tell — a successful businessman not unlike our current president.  A background…

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Poll: A Tillis collapse

  The Garland Tucker campaign has released internal polling showing that Thom Tillis is undergoing  a “spectacular” collapse in support among Republican voters:   You see it once every thirty or forty years in politics: An incumbent Senator collapsing in his own primary.   Garland…

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Big names, Big money lining up behind Garland Tucker

  The GOP challenger to Thom Tillis has a fundraiser coming up in Raleigh on June 5.   Tickets run from $125 to $5600.   Take a look at some of the names hosting the gig.  A lot of these people you might have expected…

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The Swamp pulling out all stops to save Tilli$$$

  Apparently, it’s SOP in DC GOPe circles to get all hard-nosed and mafioso on consultants who dare to work for primary challengers to congressional incumbents.  (Especially those incumbents who are in good standing with leadership and the lobbyists.)   Here’s one example that touches…

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An interesting take on Garland Tucker

  Then hysterics of the Tillis campaign  AND the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC aka “The Incumbent Protection League”) have to somewhat intrigue you about this guy.   RealClearPolitics is out with an interesting piece on the Raleigh businessman-turned-candidate:   Where does an insurgent conservative…

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#ncpol : Tucker for Senate off to rocky start

  Garland Tucker is a lucky man.  He’s going up against arguably one of the most despised human beings on the planet Earth.  Otherwise, the early missteps of his campaign staff might have placed him in an inescapable hole before the 2020 US Senate fight…

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#ncpol: Thom, meet Garland.

  We told you about this some time ago.   Now, it appears the big moment is upon us.  Retired Raleigh financier Garland Tucker is stepping forward this week as a GOP primary challenger to special-interest-cash-whore Thom Tillis.     The Tucker campaign has acquired…

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Retired Raleigh financier eyeing primary challenge to US senator Thom Tilli$$$?

  THAT is the word on the street.   Garland Tucker III is the retired CEO of Raleigh’s Triangle Capital Corporation.   He’s a Harvard Business School grad and a senior fellow at The John Locke Foundation and board member at Civitas.  Tucker is an author whose…