Skip to comments.Tillis takes heat from 2 GOP rivals in Senate race (NC)
Posted on 03/25/2014 1:37:41 PM PDT by cotton1706
GREENSBORO, N.C. Two candidates seeking to chase down House Speaker Thom Tillis in North Carolina's Republican U.S. Senate primary have become bolder in their attacks on his decisions and conservative credentials.
A fundraising letter signed by Cary obstetrician Greg Brannon accused Tillis of a "record of a culture of corruption" that renders him "unelectable" should he advance to challenge Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan in November. Brannon also labeled Tillis a "moderate" and part of the "political establishment" two phrases that are anathemas to many conservative activists.
The campaign of Baptist minister Mark Harris of Charlotte also has joined the attacks, suggesting Tillis isn't committed enough to preserving the state's gay marriage ban.
Harris said Tuesday that such challenges are fair because Tillis contrasts his accomplishments as a General Assembly leader with the challengers' political inexperience. Harris and Brannon haven't run for elected office before.
Anyone who claims "they want everybody to know what they've done has got to be willing to live by that," Harris said following a GOP candidate forum at a Greensboro country club.
Tillis, who didn't attend the forum, said he's being attacked because he's succeeding in the campaign. Early voting for the May 6 primary begins April 24. There will be a runoff between the top two vote-getters if the leading candidate fails to get at least 40 percent.
"I'm talking about an agenda to move North Carolinians ahead and every other Senate campaign in the state is just focused on garbage," he said in a release that also mentions Hagan and her liberal allies. "These are serious times and our state needs a senator who cares more about North Carolinians' lives than about politicians' reputations."
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Greg Brannon for Senate!!
I just chipped in with another small donation to the Brannon campaign. Hope others can help out also with a donation or volunteering with the campaign.
I was pulling for Brannon but I heard he made a stupid statement about vacccination(he is apaprently against it). He may be be another Todd Aiken.If I were in North Carolina I would be looking down the list.
Tillis, who didn’t attend the forum, said he’s being attacked because he’s succeeding in the campaign.
I distinctly remember Hillary Clinton saying, basically, the same thing in 2008 when she was running for the Dem nod for Prez. She said: “They’re attacking me because I’m winning.” Well, we all know the outcome of that Election.