Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Washington Republicans help fill Tillis’ war chest

Charlotte Observer, Jim Morrill, February 10, 2014

Cornelius Republican Thom Tillis has added 10 more U.S. senators and more than a dozen state lawmakers to the list of donors to his Senate campaign, according to a new campaign report.

Tillis has raised $1.8 million, more than three times any GOP opponent. However, he trails Sen. Kay Hagan, who raised $9.9 million last year.

Tillis’ nearest Republican competitor financially is Greg Brannon, a Cary physician who raised $524,500.

Charlotte pastor Mark Harris, who Monday picked up the endorsement of a candidate who just left the race, raised $406,000, according to his campaign. He has nearly $206,000 on hand, more than Brannon.

Tillis, speaker of the N.C. House, continued to benefit from support of GOP congressional leaders. Earlier donations came from the political action committees of House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

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