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#NCGA #NCSEN: Taking care of (HIS) Business?

    According to official state records,  House Speaker (and US Senate candidate) Thom Tillis and his wife are “owners” of Cornelius, NC-based Aquesta Bank.  Tillis joined the state House in January 2007.  Aquesta was founded in 2007. In 2007, the North Carolina General Assembly approved…

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#NCSEN: Thom Tillis and those TOLL ROADS

      State House Speaker Thom Tillis — one of a gaggle of GOP candidates seeking the party’s nomination for US Senate — took to Facebook this week to tout his record and debate his critics.  One subject in that Facebook debate — that…

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#NCSEN: IS he or ISN’T he the ‘establishment’s candidate’?

        State House speaker Thom Tillis went on a Wilmington radio show recently and dismissed charges that he is the “establishment’s candidate” — suggesting that he had a long record of fighting against the establishment.   Last night on Facebook, The Man…

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#NCSEN: Court ruling makes Rep. Brawley’s monopoly accusation against Tillis stick

State Rep. Robert Brawley (R-Iredell) made headlines back in May thanks to a confrontation with Speaker Thom Tillis.  That confrontation resulted in Brawley losing his committee chairmanship.  (It’s unclear — as of this writing — as to whether Brawley resigned willfully or was forced out…

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Thom Tillis: the, um, OUTSIDER ???

I had to replay THIS radio interview state House speaker Thom Tillis did with a Wilmington radio station to make sure I heard it right.  Tillis laughs off assertions that he is the ESTABLISHMENT candidate in the GOP primary field for US Senate — insisting…

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Thom & Karl are throwing some parties. (We’re not invited.)

    Fasten your seatbelts, folks.  Our state House speaker, Thom Tillis, and the Tea Party’s arch-nemesis, Karl Rove, are embarking on a three-day fundraising marathon to capture a second US Senate seat from North Carolina for the GOP establishment.  Tillis went to a Rove…

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ENC GOPers: Censuring Thom Tillis, Rebuking Richard Burr

    The NCGOP establishment and activists in Eastern North Carolina are not seeing eye-to-eye on things lately.  We’ve reported previously on the Craven County GOP’s censure of state House speaker Thom Tillis (for his meddling in local primaries) and rebuke of Senator Richard Burr…

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#NCSEN: McConnell, Boehner throw in with Thom Tillis

It’s no secret that the DC and Raleigh Republican establishment is in love with the idea of state House speaker Thom Tillis moving up to the US Senate.  Karl Rove and Senator Richard Burr have already signed on with ol’ Thom.  Now  reports are surfacing…

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Craven GOP -Thom Tillis spat ends in Craven chairman’s resignation

    There has been quite a bit of internal drama with Craven County’s Republicans during the last year.  They’ve voted to censure state House speaker and US Senate candidate Thom Tillis for his efforts to meddle in area GOP primaries. Local party chairman Paul…

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#NCSEN: Robin Hayes dishes on his buddy Thom T.

  Ever since Robin Hayes’ name popped up in connection with Charlotte pastor Mark Harris’ US Senate campaign, we’ve been a little suspicious.  Hayes, while NCGOP chairman, was TIGHT with House speaker Thom Tillis — carrying his water at every opportunity.  SO, why on Earth…