Following Army veteran Cal Cunningham’s decisive 22-point victory in his primary this week despite attempted meddling from Mitch McConnell’s Super PAC, Cook Political Report today moved the North Carolina Senate race from Leans Republican to Toss Up.
The major ratings change follows “an impressive pre-primary fundraising boom where [Cunningham] outraised Tillis by 2-to-1” and the fact that “multiple public and private polls have shown a competitive race with Tillis in the danger zone for an incumbent.” In the past week, Cal has led Tillis by five points in polls from NBC/Marist and PPP. Cook Political also noted that “Tillis has struggled to regain his footing among conservatives” and “Democrats are encouraged that primary turnout was up over 2016.”
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Cook Political Report: Super Tuesday Senate Takeaways: North Carolina Moves to Toss Up
By Jessica Taylor
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