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Here’s the latest news today out or North Carolina courtesy of Emerson College’s latest poll: The final Emerson College poll before the November 3rd election finds North Carolina in a dead-heat, with former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump both at 47%. Six-percent (6%) of voters plan to...

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  • November 2, 2020

Some very good news today out of North Carolina courtesy of NBC/Marist’s new poll: Joe Biden holds a modest six-point lead with likely voters over President Donald Trump in the hard-fought swing state of North Carolina, a new NBC/Marist poll shows. Among likely voters, Biden’s support stands at 52 percent,...

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  • October 30, 2020

Big news today out of North Carolina courtesy of the New York Times/Siena College latest poll: Joe Biden leads in North Carolina, according to the final Times/Siena poll of the stateBiden 48, Trump 45Cunningham 46, Tillis 43Cooper 51, Forest 42https://t.co/S1ytZ3cbj9 — Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) October 29, 2020 Joseph R. Biden...

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  • October 29, 2020

Some more good news today out of North Carolina: In North Carolina, Democrat challenger Cal Cunningham leads incumbent Republican Thom Tillis in the race for Senate.  The latest PolitialIQ poll shows Cunningham in front of Tillis by seven points among Likely North Carolina Voters, 49% to 42%.   The poll,...

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  • October 28, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of North Carolina courtesy of PPP’s latest poll: x NORTH CAROLINABiden 51% (+4)Trump 47%.#NCsen:Cunningham (D) 47% (+3)Tillis (R-inc) 44%@ppppolls/@ProtectOurCare (D) 10/26-27https://t.co/BAV0ZaJeQm— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 27, 2020 A new Public Policy Polling survey finds North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis trailing Democratic opponent Cal Cunningham...

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  • October 28, 2020

Here’s the latest out of North Carolina today courtesy of CBS News’ latest poll: In North Carolina, Republican Senator Thom Tillis continues to trail Democrat Cal Cunningham, but the race has tightened since we last polled this race in September. Cunningham is now ahead by six points, down from the...

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  • October 26, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of North Carolina courtesy of Meredith College’s latest poll: x NORTH CAROLINABiden 48% (+4)Trump 44%Jorgensen 1%Hawkins 1%Blankenship 0%.#NCsen:Cunningham (D) 43% (+5)Tillis (R-inc) 38%Bray (L) 4%Hayes (C) 1%.#NCgovCooper (D-inc) 52% (+18)Forest (R) 34%DiFiore (L) 2%Pisano (C) 1% Meredith College, LV, 10/16-19— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October...

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  • October 23, 2020

Some more good news today out of North Carolina courtesy of The New York Times/Siena college’s latest poll: With a half-million votes already cast, President Trump and Senator Thom Tillis trail their Democratic challengers in North Carolina, according to a new poll from The New York Times and Siena College, signaling...

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  • October 14, 2020

int.nyt.com/… The NYT/Siena Poll, rated A+ by 538, shows Joe Biden with a 46% to 42% lead over Trump in North Carolina with minor party candidates taking 4% of the vote.  Meanwhile, Democratic candidate for Senate, Cal Cunningham, leads Republican incumbent Thom Tillis by 41% to 37%, with 7% going...

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  • October 14, 2020
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Some very encouraging news today courtesy of Morning Consult’s latest poll: x #NCsen:Cunningham (D) 47% (+6)Tillis (R-inc) 41%.#AZsen:Kelly (D) 49% (+8)McSally (R-inc) 41%.#MIsen:Peters (D-inc) 49% (+9)James (R) 40%.#COsen:Hickenlooper (D) 50% (+10)Gardner (R-inc) 40%@MorningConsult, LV, 10/2-11https://t.co/7AsGqSmIR8— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) October 13, 2020 And in the presidential election: x COLORADOBiden 54%Trump 40%...

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  • October 13, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of North Carolina courtesy of Monmouth University’s latest poll: The Monmouth University Poll finds North Carolina’s U.S. Senate election has shifted in the Democrat’s favor since last month. Among registered voters, challenger Cal Cunningham has 48% support and first-term Republican incumbent Thom Tillis has...

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  • October 13, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of North Carolina courtesy of SurveyUSA/WRAL News’ latest poll: North Carolina voters don't seem to mind that Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham had an affair – he's even gained ground among male voters – according to the results of a WRAL News poll...

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  • October 12, 2020
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With all the news that’s going on, this has resurfaced: According to court filings obtained by American Ledger, North Carolina Republican Senator Thom Tillis’ ex-wife alleged “cruel and inhuman treatment” by Tillis, raising questions about the reasons surrounding the couple’s eventual divorce. In Tennessee, where the couple was married, “cruel...

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  • October 11, 2020

Some very good news today  out of North Carolina courtesy of PPP’s latest poll: PPP’s new North Carolina poll finds Cal Cunningham leading Thom Tillis 48-42. That represents a slight improvement for Cunningham from PPP’s last public poll of the race in late July when Cunningham’s advantage was 48-44. The...

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  • October 5, 2020

Received this e-mail from sing-songwriter Paul Simon on behalf of the League of Conservation Voters: The upcoming election presents us with an opportunity to preserve and conserve a habitable planet. That's why I'm hosting “Green The Senate, Save the Planet” on Thursday, October 8 at 8pm EST to support pro-environment...

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  • October 5, 2020

Hot damn! Democrat Cal Cunningham raised more than $28 million in the third quarter of the year for his campaign to unseat Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), setting a record for the most raised in a single quarter by any North Carolina politician. Cunningham’s $28.3 million quarterly haul is nearly four...

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  • October 2, 2020

Former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich, has a piece out in Salon and video up on YouTube where he focuses on flipping the U.S. Senate, Specifically on these 6 Senate races: 1. North Carolina: Thom Tillis (R. NC) vs Cal Cunningham (D. NC) 2. Maine: Susan Collins (R. ME) vs...

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  • September 28, 2020

Of course he does: U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis said Thursday he has “grave concerns” about North Carolina’s absentee by-mail system, less than two days after he said he had so much faith in the system that he challenged his Democratic challenger, Cal Cunningham, to vote by mail. Tillis’ about-face comes...

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  • September 26, 2020

Along with Trump, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R. IA), and U.S. Senate candidate, Roger Marshall (R. KS), you can now add U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R. NC) to the list: Tillis, who like Ernst and Marshall is facing a tight reelection race, told a caller in a virtual town hall...

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  • September 24, 2020

Following up with my diary about Morning Consult’s polling showing Sen. Hypocritical Two-Faced Coward (R. SC) tied with Jaime Harrison (D. SC), Morning Consult also tested the other U.S. Senate races and here’s the really good news: x #NCsen:Cunningham (D) 47% (+9)Tillis (R-inc) 38%.#AZsen:Kelly (D) 49% (+9)McSally (R-inc) 40%.#COsen:Hickenlooper (D)...

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  • September 22, 2020

Some very good new today out of North Carolina: x FOX8 POLL: A new FOX8 WGHP/Emerson College poll shows Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham with a lead over incumbent Sen. Thom Tillis (R) in the North Carolina Senate race.https://t.co/IXrHYSWLmQ pic.twitter.com/vuT2MV1vuk— FOX8 WGHP (@myfox8) September 21, 2020 A new WNCT/Emerson College poll...

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  • September 21, 2020

Once the Democrats broke the Republican gerrymandering of Virginia districts and fair elections were held in 2019, Virginia became a blue trifecta—meaning the Democrats controlled both houses of the state legislature and the governor’s mansion. Democrats immediately restored voting rights, made Election Day a holiday, and extended voting hours. These small...

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  • September 19, 2020

The latest New York Times/Siena College poll does not have good news for Trump or Republican Senators in these battleground states. Let’s start with Maine: x #MEsen:Gideon (D) 44% (+4)Collins (R-inc) 40%Linn (I) 2%Savage (I) 2%@SienaResearch/@UpshotNYT, LV, 9/11-16— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) September 18, 2020 In all three states, Democratic Senate...

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  • September 18, 2020

From WBTV Investigates: Senator Thom Tillis accepted more than $20,000 in campaign contributions from political action committees tied to pharmaceutical companies within two weeks of sponsoring a bill related to drug prices in late 2019. Tillis was an original co-sponsor on the Lower Costs, More Cures act, which was introduced...

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  • September 17, 2020

Meredith College political professor, David McLennan, has a piece out on Real Clear Politics about the upcoming elections in North Carolina. He explains how split-ticket voting is very much alive in the Tar Heel State. McLennan thinks that it’s very possible that Trump can still win North Carolina but doesn’t...

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  • September 16, 2020

Wow: North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis — viewed as one of the most vulnerable GOP senators in 2020 — has found himself in an uncomfortable situation after a staffer's excessively honest comments to a constituent were caught on tape. As first reported by WRAL, Bev Veals of Carolina Beach,...

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  • September 9, 2020

In case you didn’t know: Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a major donor to President Trump and fund-raiser for the Republican Party, cultivated an environment at his former company that left employees feeling pressured to make donations to Republican candidates, and rewarded them with bonuses for doing so, according to former...

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  • September 8, 2020

The political satire site, Wonkette, has a great piece out trashing U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R. NC) while also praising his opponent, Cal Cunningham (D), and making a great case to vote for him: Like many Dems this year, Cunningham already had healthcare at the top of his campaign priorities even before...

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  • September 7, 2020

Here’s the latest news out of North Carolina courtesy of Monmouth University’s latest poll: The Monmouth University Poll finds a tight contest in the state’s U.S. Senate election. Among registered voters, Republican first-term incumbent Thom Tillis has 45% support and his Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham, an attorney and former state...

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  • September 3, 2020

Received this e-mail today from VoteVets in support of Cal Cunningham’s (D. NC) U.S. Senate campaign: x YouTube Video Exciting news out of North Carolina today. We just announced a major ad buy featuring former U.S. Army Captain and Fayetteville, North Carolina resident Amy Rutkowske sharing an important reminder of...

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  • September 2, 2020

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D. MT) in support of these Senate Democratic candidates: We’re asking you to chip in just $6 today. Nope, that’s not a typo. Here’s why: There are SIX battleground Senate races — Maine, Georgia, Colorado, North Carolina, Iowa, and yes, Montana —...

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  • August 26, 2020

Some more good news today out of North Carolina courtesy of Morning Consult’s latest poll: As North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis faces former state Sen. Cal Cunningham (D) in a tough re-election race, polling shows the Republican incumbent underperforming President Donald Trump’s standing in the battleground state, indicating a missing...

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  • August 24, 2020

The New York Times has a great piece out about the upcoming Republican National Convention in Charlotte and the state GOP’s history gerrymandering North Carolina to push their radical right-wing agenda. The RNC was supposed to be a big event for them but it really just draws attention on how...

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  • August 24, 2020

He’s running scared: He’s in the middle of one of the most contested Senate races in the country as Republicans battle to keep control of the upper chamber. And he’s been a strong supporter of President Donald Trump and an advocate to bring the 2020 Republican National Convention to Charlotte....

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  • August 24, 2020

Here’s some good news today out of North Carolina courtesy of East Carolina University’s latest poll: A little less than three months ahead of the November general election, the latest ECU poll, conducted August 12-13, shows a dead heat in the race for president among registered voters in North Carolina....

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  • August 17, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America: Democrats need to flip just four seats to take back the Senate, and Democracy for America has endorsed five bold progressive champions running to flip Republican-held seats in battleground states across the country. DFA is proud to support Jaime Harrison in South Carolina, Paulette Jordan in Idaho, Rev. Raphael...

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  • August 12, 2020

Some more good news today out of North Carolina: x NORTH CAROLINABiden 47% (+10)Trump 37%.#NCsen:Cunningham (D) 48% (+16)Tillis (R-inc) 32% HIT Strategies/Education Reform Now Advocacy (D), RV, 7/23-31— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) August 10, 2020 Click here for the full results. Lets keep up the momentum and win big in North...

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  • August 10, 2020

Here’s some very good news today: NEW @DataProgress Poll (7/24-8/2):#AZsen:Kelly (D) 50% (+10)McSally (R-inc) 40%.#NCsen:Cunningham (D) 49% (+8)Tillis (R-inc) 41%.#MEsen:Gideon (D) 48% (+3)Collins (R-inc) 45%.#IAsen:Greenfield (D) 45% (+2)Ernst (R-inc) 43% — Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) August 6, 2020 Here’s some more info: The surveys also show former Vice President Joe Biden...

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  • August 6, 2020

Here’s some good news out of Georgia and North Carolina courtesy of CBS News/YouGov’s latest poll: x Georgia Senate GE:Perdue (R-inc) 45% (+2)Ossoff (D) 43%@YouGovAmerica/@CBSNews 7/28-31https://t.co/rYA6avzYHm #GAsen— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) August 2, 2020 Both Georgia and North Carolina have Republican senators running for reelection this year, and neither appears to...

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  • August 3, 2020

Sam Brodey at The Daily Beast has another great piece about U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R. NC) trying to run away from his record trying to kill the Affordable Care Act. But there’s something else that Tillis is trying to do: Tillis is taking it a bit farther. The North...

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  • August 3, 2020

A newly released CBS/YouGov poll shows Joe Biden leading Donald Trump 48% to 44% in North Carolina and by 46% to 45% in Georgia. cbsnews_20200802_GA_1 Further good news is Cal Cunningham is leading Republican incumbent Thom Tillis in the crucial North Carolina Senate race by 48% to 39%.  Democrat Jon Ossof...

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  • August 2, 2020

I have mixed feelings about CNBC/Change Research’s polling but their recent poll tested three U.S. Senate race and here’s some good news: The failures of GOP governance are threatening Republicans' control of not only the White House, but also the Senate. Cal Cunningham leads Thom Tillis by a significant 12...

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  • July 30, 2020

Morning Consult has some new polls out in these Senate battleground states today and all in all, very good and encouraging news for Senate Democrats campaigns. First off, Arizona: Of the five Senate contests polled, Democrats are strongest in Arizona, where ex-astronaut Mark Kelly — the fundraising dynamo and husband...

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  • July 28, 2020

Some very good news today out of North Carolina courtesy of NBC News/Marist’s latest poll: Among registered voters, Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, got the support of 51 percent, compared with 44 percent who backed Trump. In March, Biden had a 4-point advantage in a head-to-head matchup, 49 percent to...

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  • July 27, 2020

projects.fivethirtyeight.com/… The NBC/Marist College Poll, a pollster rated A+ by 538, gives Joe Biden a significant lead of 7% in North Carolina, a state where the polls have been back and forth, usually within the margin of error. Biden has the support of 51% compared to 44% for Trump. Just...

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  • July 27, 2020

MoveOn.org teamed up will PPP to test polling in these three Senate battleground states: Voters in three key battleground states are closely following and by a significant majority oppose Donald Trump’s recent use of unidentified federal agents to suppress protests, according to new polling conducted by Public Policy Polling and...

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  • July 24, 2020

Received this e-mail yesterday from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of Cal Cunningham’s (D. NC) U.S. Senate campaign: Cal Cunningham (D. NC) The Center for Politics says the Senate race in North Carolina is one of only a handful that Democrats likely need to win to flip...

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  • July 23, 2020

From Dean M. Harris at NC Policy Watch: In 2015, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina argued that we don’t need government rules for public health in the food service industry, because the free market would protect public health and safety. As an example, he said that the government...

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  • July 22, 2020

Back in May, I highlighted this story from The Daily Beast about U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R. MT) running on a “tough in China” campaign: Daines’ campaign moved on April 16 to reserve TV ad time for a 30-second spot that alleged, in the words of campaign filings with the Federal Communications...

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  • July 20, 2020

What a fucking moron: Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina said Hispanics in his state have higher rates of coronavirus and are less likely to social distance and wear masks. “Wear the mask out of respect. And I will tell you I’m not a scientist and I’m not a statistician, but...

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  • July 17, 2020
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