Republican Thom Tillis has won re-election to represent the people of North Carolina in the United States Senate.
Tillis fended off a strong challenge from Democrat Cal Cunningham. The race featured record spending and admissions of infidelity by Cunningham.
Per Fox News:
“I just called Senator Tillis to congratulate him on winning reelection to a second term in the U.S. Senate and wished him and his family the best in their continued service in the months and years ahead,” Cunningham said in a statement.
Tillis’ win means Republicans now take the lead in the battle for the Senate, with the GOP holding 49 seats, and Democrats holding 48. Three seats are left: Alaska, where Republicans are leading, and in Georgia, where there will be two runoff elections in January. Republicans are angling for at least two of those to keep control.
My statement on the results of this race: pic.twitter.com/dWo5gipxw8
— Cal Cunningham (@CalforNC) November 10, 2020
Tillis had 48.72% of the vote compared to Democratic candidate Cal Cunningham’s 46.95% with nearly 100% of precincts reporting, according to the N.C. State Board of Elections website.
“Earlier this afternoon, Cal Cunningham called me to offer his concession,” Tillis said in a statement. “This was a hard-fought campaign and I wish nothing but the best to Cal and his family going forward.”
Besides Tillis’ win, Decision Desk HQ called North Carolina for President Trump earlier today — one week after American Action News.