Skip to comments.Thom Tillis to skip major GOP primary debate (NC)
Posted on 04/15/2014 8:51:41 AM PDT by cotton1706
House Speaker Thom Tillis is planning to skip a major U.S. Senate debate ahead of the Republican primary May 6.
WRAL is hosting a televised candidate debate April 23, one of only three scheduled in the high-profile race to challenge Democrat Kay Hagan. It will feature other leading contenders, Greg Brannon, Mark Harris and Heather Grant.
A Tillis campaign spokesman confirmed the candidate would not attend. We were unable to make the WRAL debate work due to scheduling conflicts, but we are looking forward to participating in two other debates that we have committed to, said Jordan Shaw.
The campaign told WRAL it had a long-standing commitment April 23. Shaw declined to provide more details about the commitment.
Tillis absence provoked a response from Harris, who was a late addition to the WRAL debate after polling showed he crossed the stations 10 percent threshold.
While Mr. Tillis skips one of the biggest televised debates, voters of North Carolina can only wonder why he has chosen not to take part, he said in a statement. As candidates, we must take every opportunity to talk with voters, answer their questions, and prove that not only are we capable, but that we also have nothing to hide. With so many lingering questions surrounding Mr. Tillis, this recent decision only strengthens the notion that he is disconnected from the voters of our state.
The first debate hosted by The News & Observer, Charlotte Observer and Time Warner Cable is scheduled April 22 at Davidson College. With Tillis missing the WRAL event, it is the only debate before early voting begins April 24 that will feature all four top candidates.
UNC-TV will host a third debate featuring Harris, Brannon and Tillis on April 28.
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Bovine Fecal Matter! He’s afraid he’ll get his butt handed to him in the debate! From my pov... he’s running on his name and “Good Ole Boy” image only. He HAS no plan for the betterment of North Carolina and will become the GOP leader’s lap dog if elected. We need someone who will stand up for NC and her people... and I haven’t quite figured out who that is yet. :(
The other three contenders should get together and make sure that there is an empty seat, and/or a cardboard cutout of Tillis on the stage..
Check out her video here