"The voters have spoken and I respect their decision.". Thom Tillis, the GOP senator from North Carolina, has won re-election after a nail-biting, days-long count, handing the Republican Party a major victory as it looks to hold onto control of the Senate.

The Biden campaign seems least confident about Florida but seemed to feel pretty good about reclaiming the Blue Wall. I’m also keeping an eye on Wisconsin, a battleground close to my heart (and to my home). Hey, all! Biden -- and Dems -- have been far more bullish about NC than FL, Looking at the NC results, Biden is crushing it in one of the two most important counties -- affluent and educated Wake County. The Trump campaign recognized that – sending VP Mike Pence here last week to rally support. Stay tuned on Nov. 3 for live analysis from our reporters. Donald Trump did even better than Romney in 2016, and he’s been focused pretty heavily on it with his rallies this fall. “The voters have spoken and I respect their decision," Cunningham said Tuesday in a news release shortly after calling Tillis to concede. Still trying to do some fast math to do some comparisons here. Additional data from U.S. Census Bureau, MIT Election Lab and POLITICO reporting. His turnout is high." How a life-sized Biden could be a larger-than-life president, Three reasons Joe Biden flipped the Midwest, How a life-sized Biden could be a larger-than-life president, Three reasons Joe Biden flipped the Midwest. Households in North Carolina generally make less money than the rest of the country. In Nebraska, two of five electoral votes go to the winner of the statewide vote. Good evening from the great Midwest. Many COVID-19 patients later develop mental illness, study finds, Who will replace Alex Trebek as 'Jeopardy!' If Democrats can flip two of those three, they'll likely win back the majority six years after losing it. Ok, fine, I’ll specify slightly more.

To apply, email sherry.pearson@ncleg.gov a completed application, cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript. 219,704, This story has been shared 88,645 times. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Carolina Republican Thom Tillis declared victory over Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham in the race for the state's US Senate … This is a spot where if Republicans can dig up some new non-college educated white voters, they might show up here. This story has been shared 219,704 times. He's doing that. Two counties where we might be able to see that these trends converge are: Gwinnett County in Georgia and Wilson County, NC.

It was on track to be the most expensive congressional race in U.S. history, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The likeliest flips for Democrats are Colorado and Arizona, followed by tight races in Maine, North Carolina and Iowa.

The Lieutenant Governor is elected by the citizens of North Carolina for a four-year term and has no vote in the Senate except to break a tie.

He noted that he's still watching Wake, Mecklenburg and Durham county come in more fully.

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Democrats there are feeling good because they ran up such a strong lead in early voting. But what about how Trump might make up some margins in other rural counties in NC?

North Carolina Senate, North Carolina General AssemblyRaleigh, North Carolina. We're still waiting on a lot of rural counties in NC, but Dems should take some hope from driving up turnout in both Wake and Meck counties in NC. To win the state, Biden had run better than Clinton in Wake County and he's on a trajectory to do so, For example, Holly, one example from Jen O’Malley Dillon, Biden’s campaign manager, that implied they were still counting on Pa could be seen in this quote. Tillis' win against Cunningham, an Army reservist and former state senator, deals another blow to Democrats who had set their sights on the Tar Heel State as a top pick-up opportunity. Or... it could be won in January.

"I just called Senator Tillis to congratulate him on winning re-election to a second term in the U.S. Senate and wished him and his family the best in their continued service in the months and years ahead," Cunningham said in a statement. Tillis, for his part, tried to link Cunningham to national Democratic controversies and attacked him for not immediately disclosing the affair. Coronavirus injected itself into the race when Tillis, who was photographed not wearing a mask at a private White House reception for the President's then-Supreme Court nominee, tested positive in early October. He later apologized, saying that he "fell short. Your California Privacy Rights

Tillis won 49%-47%, or by about 100,000 votes out of more than 5.3 million cast, a slightly wider margin than President Donald Trump's lead in the Tar Heel State.

Yep, Charlie, Trump appears to have held on to and built support among Lumbee Indians and those non-college voters in that county. To your question, Charlie, is ‘everything’ too broad of an answer? There are also races in Montana, South Carolina, Kansas, Alaska and Texas that could flip if Democrats are having a REALLY good night. “If we just win one state between North Carolina and Georgia, then we could lose Michigan and Florida and still get over 270 electoral votes.”.

But one thing to keep a close eye on: Georgia. The Lieutenant Governor is elected by the citizens of North Carolina for a four-year term and has no vote in the Senate except to break a tie. (Still 15-20 percent outstanding in those three states.) But a few other things have to happen as well. But the party faced a setback in Alabama, where Republicans captured the Senate seat held by Sen. Doug Jones.

And if Republicans are having a really strong night, Michigan is their next best opportunity.

Reporting live from my couch, which is where I’ve been since … Super Tuesday. For that reason, I’m keeping a close eye on the Sunbelt, especially Georgia and NC, for signs of what started in 2018 is now extending into 2020. Thom Tillis, the GOP senator from North Carolina, has won re-election after a nail-biting, days-long count, handing the Republican Party a major victory as it looks to hold onto control of the Senate. North Carolina Democratic candidate Cal Cunningham announced on Tuesday that he has conceded to GOP Sen. Thom Tillis, ensuring Republicans will keep control of … The scandal gave Republicans a new line of attack in the closing days of the race and created a fresh opportunity for Tillis to go on the attack.

We've received your submission. Democrats poured a significant amount of money into the race in support of Cunningham, making him one of the top fundraisers of any Senate candidate in 2020. North Carolina's diversity is mostly on par with the rest of the nation.

expensive congressional race in U.S. history, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. Natasha Mecklenberg County (Charlotte), another key county for Biden, is also producing a solid result for him. Few Democrats I've talked with are feeling super confident about the state right now. Sitemap Let's assume Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Texas are going to Trump.

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The Lieutenant Governor is President of the Senate and presides over the daily session.

© 2020 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC. North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis and Democratic nominee for N.C. Senate Cal Cunningham. The Alaska race is leaning Republican while two GOP incumbents in Georgia will face another round of elections after all of the candidates fell short of the 50 percent needed to win election. This means that both of Georgia’s US Senate races will head to runoff elections in January. North Carolina also comes to mind: Increasingly liberal cities and surrounding 'burbs, again with lots of outsiders and immigrant populations. The possibilities are a little dizzying. North Carolina is one of two states Obama won in 2008 but lost in 2012 (Indiana is the other). Republican Sen. Thom Tillis fended off a tough battle to win a second term against Democrat Cal Cunningham, prevailing in a race Democrats had hoped to pick up in their quest to recapture the majority. Your Ad Choices Democrats maintained voters were more interested in issues than the candidate's personal life. Republicans have carried North Carolina in 11 of the last 13 presidential elections. While a race for a US Senate seat in Alaska has not yet been called, it's expected to remain under GOP control, meaning Democrats' only remaining chance for retaking the majority would be to win two expected runoffs for US Senate seats in Georgia on January 5. (Again, usual caveats, it's not been called yet!). Do Not Sell My Personal Information. “I just called Senator Tillis to congratulate him on winning reelection to a second term in the U.S. Senate and wished him and his family the best in their continued service in the months and years ahead,” Cunningham said in a statement. ". North Carolina was the epicenter of the battle for the Senate in 2020, easily topping $200 million in total spending on its way to becoming the most expensive Senate race of all time.


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