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U.S. Senate Race: Thom Tillis (R)

Thom Tillis, the current N.C. Speaker of the House, has been serving in the state legislature since 2006.

Tillis opposes the Affordable Care Act and said he would work to repeal the law. During his time as speaker, North Carolina declined to expand its Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act. He opposes any cut to veteran health care benefits.

Tillis opposes a federal minimum wage and believes it should be left up to the individual states.

He believes that cutting taxes on individuals and corporations are necessary to revitalizing the economy.

He opposes the Common Core academic standards. He supports school choice and student voucher programs.

Tillis said he would work to eliminate the Department of Education.

Tillis would oppose gun and ammunition bans, citing the Second Amendment.  

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