When Tillis was first elected to this seat in 2014, he narrowly defeated incumbent Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in a midterm election year during which, as Miller noted, Obamacare was a valuable political weapon for the GOP. Tillis frequently referred to Hagan as the “deciding vote” for Obamacare, a distinction that many GOP challengers stuck on Democratic senators after the law passed in 2009 with 60 votes, the exact threshold for passage. And the ACA was the focus of Tillis’ very first campaign ad. "Kay Hagan enabled President Obama's worst ideas,” he said in the spot. “She refuses to clean up his mess, so you and I have to clean up hers.” … [Read more...] about Thom Tillis Wanted to Kill Obamacare. Now He’s Plagiarizing It.
Others, like Sens. Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisChamber of Commerce endorses Ernst for reelection GOP under mounting pressure to strike virus deal quickly Hillicon Valley: Tech CEOs brace for House grilling | Senate GOP faces backlash over election funds | Twitter limits Trump Jr.'s account MORE (R-N.C.), Joni ErnstJoni Kay ErnstThe Hill's Campaign Report: Who will Biden pick to be his running mate? Chamber of Commerce endorses Ernst for reelection Trump tests GOP loyalty with election tweet and stimulus strategy MORE (R-Iowa), Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyUnemployment benefits to expire as coronavirus talks deadlock McConnell tees up showdown on unemployment benefits Trump may have power, but he still has no plan to fight the pandemic MORE (R-Ariz.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.), find themselves more tightly tied to Trump. All four represent swing states in November; GOP strategists said Trump almost certainly needs to win their states for the senators to win in … [Read more...] about On The Trail: The first signs of a post-Trump GOP
He backed Cal Cunningham, the Democrat facing North Carolina Sen. Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisOn The Trail: The first signs of a post-Trump GOP Chamber of Commerce endorses Ernst for reelection GOP under mounting pressure to strike virus deal quickly MORE (R); Theresa Greenfield, who i seeking to unseat Iowa Sen. Joni ErnstJoni Kay ErnstOn The Trail: The first signs of a post-Trump GOP The Hill's Campaign Report: Who will Biden pick to be his running mate? Chamber of Commerce endorses Ernst for reelection MORE (R); Sara Gideon, who is running a close race against Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsOn The Trail: The first signs of a post-Trump GOP Frustration builds as negotiators struggle to reach COVID-19 deal Shaheen, Chabot call for action on new round of PPP loans MORE (R-Maine); and John HickenlooperJohn HickenlooperGardner says GOP committee should stop airing attack ad on opponent Hickenlooper Democrats' lurch toward the radical left — and … [Read more...] about Obama announces first wave of 2020 endorsements
Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamThe Hill's Campaign Report: Even the Post Office is political now | Primary action tonight | Super PACS at war Graham leads Democratic challenger Harrison by 1 point in South Carolina: poll The Global Fragility Act provides the tools to address long-term impacts of COVID MORE (R-S.C.), who was one of the biggest critics in March of the CARES Act’s $600 weekly boost to unemployment benefit, on Wednesday said he supports providing federal benefits to people accepting unemployment benefits past July. … [Read more...] about GOP shifting on unemployment benefits as jobless numbers swell
"I think the committee’s been doing important work that’s been done on a bipartisan basis, and it really is about finding out what the facts are and what we need to do to prevent foreign interference in the future. I can understand Mr. Trump’s frustration now that the Mueller report has gone public and finding no evidence of collusion. I can understand his frustration at being requested to come back," Cornyn continued. … [Read more...] about Key GOP senator after Trump Jr. intel subpoena says ‘at some point this smacks of politics’