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Jan 31, 2015, 10:00
Thom Tillis has moved on to the US Senate, leaving NC Senate leader Phil Berger in charge of the Tea Party legislative agenda for 2015.

2014 Election Entrenches Tea Party Support in the North Carolina General Assembly


While much of the national attention focused on Tuesday’s election of former North Carolina Speaker of the House, Thom Tillis, to the United State Senate, scant attention has been paid to the composition of the General Assembly that Tillis used to lead.

Post-election, it appears that Tea Party support has become entrenched in the North Carolina General Assembly. Nearly all of the legislators who were supportive of the Tea Party will be returning to Jones Street in January.

Tea Party backed candidate Joni Ernst victorious in her Iowa Senate race.

Tea Party Endorsed Candidates Dominate Election 2014

Tea Party leaders are celebrating their victories at the polls. An examination of the results of the 2014 general elections by the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights reveals that Tea Party endorsed candidates continued to outperform at the ballot box this year. National Tea Party groups, most notably FreedomWorks and Tea Party Patriots, endorsed 80 candidates for federal office in yesterday’s general election. Tea Party endorsed candidates ended up winning 58 of those races—a 73% winning percentage.

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