Former CEO and conservative activist Garland Tucker announced that he will enter the Republican Senate primary against first-term Sen. Thom Tillis (R). Rumors of a primary challenge became rampant when Sen. Tillis publicly began to oppose President Trump’s state of emergency action regarding the country’s southern border. Sen. Tillis later supported the idea, but he obviously caused himself long-lasting damage with the base Trump supporters in the NC GOP.
Mr. Tucker has the ability to self-fund his race and is backed by several leading conservative stalwarts and consultants in the state. Sen. Tillis is the favorite for re-nomination, but he will have to pay attention to this May 2020 primary race. Rep. Mark Walker (R-Greensboro) was the conservatives’ first choice, but he was unequivocal in saying he would not run. Therefore, it appears they have successfully turned to Mr. Tucker.
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