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Romney to Stump for Tillis in Tight NC Senate Race

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Former Governor Mitt Romney, left, and North Carolina Speaker of the House Thom Tillis. (Ron Sachs/DPA/Landov; Jeff Siner/MCT/Landov)

By    |   Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 03:56 PM

Mitt Romney heads to North Carolina next week to give a final boost to GOP Senate contender Thom Tillis in the closing days of his dead-heat race challenging vulnerable Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan for a seat that could help determine control of the Senate.

Romney "will be a big shot of momentum" for Tillis at a rally in Raleigh next Wednesday, campaign manager Jordan Shaw told CNN.

Tillis has been gaining ground on Hagan heading into the homestretch, due in part to her admission she missed an Armed Services Committee meeting dealing with the Islamic State (ISIS) to attend a fundraiser and the unpopularity and missteps of the Obama administration, Politico notes.

Polls have shown Tillis closing in: a survey from High Point University shows both candidates at 40 percent, and one from Public Policy Polling has Hagan leading by 3 points, within the margin of error.

Romney has become a popular surrogate around the country in key races for Republicans vying for the Senate or in gubernatorial contests, appearing on Wednesday with Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and planning to lend a hand to Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts in his tight race.

Republicans need to capture six additional Senate seats to seize control of the chamber. There are 10 races that could swing either way or are leaning toward one party in Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Hampshire, and North Carolina.

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Mitt Romney heads to North Carolina next week to give a final boost to GOP Senate contender Thom Tillis in the closing days of his dead-heat race challenging vulnerable Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan for a seat that could help determine control of the Senate.
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