There are eight candidates vying to be the Republican Senate nominee in North Carolina. The primary on Tuesday, May 6 will determine if there is a runoff and, if so, who will be in it. Ultimately, only two of the candidates are going to be relevant in the outcome: Thom Tillis and Greg Brannon.
Like most races across the country, this is a battle between the establishment/moderate and the grassroots/conservative-libertarian wings of the GOP.
Tillis, who is the state house speaker, is thoroughly backed by the establishment. His supporters include: Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Karl Rove, Lindsey Graham, Jeb Bush, and the Chamber of Commerce.
Translation: Tillis will be a reliable vote for compromise, bailouts, higher spending, amnesty, common core, defeatism, and everything else his Republican constituents don't like.
Brannon, who is an activist and OB-GYN, is running with the backing of fervent supporters. His endorsements include: Senator Rand Paul, Senator Mike Lee, Mark Levin, Glenn Beck, Erick Erickson & RedState, Rep. Thomas Massie, Ann Coulter, Ron Paul, Matt Kibbe & FreedomWorks, Gun Owners of America, National Association for Gun Rights, and the Tea Party Patriots.
For readers of this site, and for conservatives, libertarians, and constitutionalists everywhere, the choice is clear. Brannon is the candidate to vote for. Not just because he is such a great candidate, but also because Tillis is such a bad candidate.
Not only is Brannon better on the issues, polling consistently places him closer to Kay Hagan than Tillis.
The runoff has a 40% threshold. Whether one will occur looks to be a close vote. We do know that Tillis is in trouble, as he has diverted over a million dollars in false attacks against Brannon in the past week. At the same time, excitement for Brannon has swelled. According to internal polling from Brannon's campaign, there is a chance the runoff is averted...but with Brannon coming out on top.
In any case, it is VERY important that everyone who cares about the future of this country and North Carolina gets out to vote for Dr. Greg Brannon on Tuesday, May 6.
You can learn more about Dr. Greg Brannon at his website : www.gregbrannon.com