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'We have swept this nation,' North Carolina Republican Tillis says
'We have swept this nation,' North Carolina Republican Tillis says

Republican Thom Tillis unseated first-term Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in this closely divided state, after a campaign that served as a nasty and free-spending battleground for outside groups on both sides. Tillis, whose tenure as speaker of the Republican-led state House became a major issue in the race, rode a wave of discontent over President Obama to beat Hagan, who failed to inspire much passion even in her base. Like other Democrats around the country, she struggled to gain momentum as Tillis turned the race into a referendum on the Obama presidency. The loss was a body blow for Democrats nationally, who had poured tens of millions of dollars into North Carolina – a state where...

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