Republican U.S. Senator from North Carolina
Thom Tillis Extreme Positions On Issues
Since her first running against Republican state Sen. John Blust in Greensboro 1998, Kay Hagan has been a tough competitor for the Democratic party. Will this be the year she is unseated? There are nine polls that show it's a very close race at the moment. Six of the polls show Hagan ahead marginally by 4-5 points, and one shows Tillis ahead with a five point lead.
For the 2014 midterm elections, the GOP has some truly scary candidates with extreme views on women's rights, the climate, and how our government should function. Some of them proudly tout their extreme beliefs while others hide behind them, but all of them would take us a step backward should they be elected.
What will it take to oust Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in the upcoming mid-term election? In short, female voter turnout. Because, you see, there's a gender divide on the two running candidates when it comes to the polling, and its significant.
"Governor Scott... I'm not sure I got an answer to the question.." That was a remark from one of the moderators at the gubernatorial debate between incumbent Florida Governor Rick Scott and his Democratic opponent, Charlie Crist. Rick Scott was asked a very straight forward question on discrimination with gay marriage: "Governor Scott, you say you are against discrimination.
If you ever want to see a 'real life experiment' on how to turn Ayn Rand's philosophy into a state wide policy, then look no further than Kansas. Governor Brownback coasted to election four years ago on his promise to make Kansas a bastion of conservative orthodoxy.
Texas Governor Rick Perry plans to run for president in 2016. He even just started his very own super PAC to gather campaign financing, named RickPAC. And the long time governor plans to hit the campaign trail hard later this month, visiting all the key Republican states, including Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, to name a few.
Republican Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed the "Safe Carry Protection Act" into state law on 4/23/2014. This law is being dubbed the "guns everywhere" bill by its critics. Here are the in's and out's of this incredibly controversial law, that goes into effect on July 1st.
Governor Jan Brewer vetoed Arizona's "religious liberty" bill last evening, putting the brakes on what could have been one of the most discriminatory laws in the country had she given it her approval.
Thom Tillis News & Opinion Articles
|Sun Nov 02, 2014 | newyorker.com|
When does Ebola look like a gift? Apparently, when you are a Republican candidate for the Senate who sees it as a handy pretext for bringing up immigration politics while...
|Thu Dec 12, 2013 | politico.com|
It would be tough to find another state where the political terrain has shifted as dramatically as it has here — from kindling hopes of a Democratic revival in the South...
Thom Tillis, the North Carolina Republican House Speaker, has come under fire after it was reported he paid two of his former staffers thousands of dollars after they resigned from office following a sex scandal. Tillis paid out over $20,000 in unused vacation time and "In Lieu of Notice" pay, which is not required under state law. The Republican politician claimed that it was "fair," but his Democratic colleagues were quick to point out that thousands of State Employees are grappling with draconian budget cuts, but that the Speaker was more than willing to pay his disgraced employees thousands of dollars he was not obligated to pay.