Jeb Bush Backs Thom Tillis in NC GOP Senate Primary

Image: Jeb Bush Backs Thom Tillis in NC GOP Senate Primary

Thursday, 01 May 2014 12:42 PM

By Drew MacKenzie

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has gotten involved with the North Carolina Senate race by endorsing state House Speaker Thom Tillis in the crowded GOP primary, according to the Charlotte Observer.

Bush, a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2016, backed Tillis after two other possible White House contenders endorsed rival candidates.

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has thrown his support behind tea party candidate Greg Brannon, a physician, while former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has been campaigning for the Rev. Mark Harris.

In his endorsement, Bush said that Tillis was “a proven conservative leader with an impressive track record of results.”

The GOP primary with eight candidates is scheduled for next Tuesday, and the winner will need at least 40 percent of the vote to avoid an expensive mid-July runoff election.

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said earlier this month that Tillis has the best chance to unseat embattled Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in what is seen as a close race in November.

Tillis is the favored candidate of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and he also has the support Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

With Republicans hoping to gain at least six seats to take back the Senate, Hagan is viewed as being vulnerable, mainly because of her outspoken support of the Affordable Care Act.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Andrew Cuomo Finally Endorsed By New York Times Editorial Board

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 23:12 PM

Spurned by The New York Times editorial board in his primary race last month, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo snagged the end . . .

Ross, Hutchinson Get Final Digs in on Tax Cuts

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 23:08 PM

Republican Asa Hutchinson and Democrat Mike Ross took swipes at each other's tax cut plans and political backgrounds Mon . . .

Poll: Roberts, Orman in Dead Heat in Kansas Senate Race

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 22:52 PM

The closely watched U.S. Senate race in Kansas is going down to the wire: incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts and inde . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved