Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) says that her Republican challenger in the November election, North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis, will be a tough challenger in her re-election bid.
“The stakes are high this year,” Hagan said to a crowd of about 300 Democrats gathered last month at Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem.
“My opponent, Speaker Tillis, and his special interest friends have already poured more than $12 million into our state, into this race against me,” Hagan said. “Thom Tillis and his friends are trying to buy this election.”
“They are not part of any community in North Carolina,” she added. “And they don’t care about our values. I want you to help me tell them that our state is not for sale.”
Hagan’s attack on Tillis is the latest salvo in her battle to keep the seat. Jordan Shaw, Tillis’ campaign spokesman, didn’t return repeated requests for comment.