North Carolina U.S. Senate preview: Tillis faces 3 challengers

(The Center Square) – North Carolina incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis is being challenged by Democrat Cal Cunningham, the Constitution Party’s Kevin Hayes and Libertarian Shannon Bray in the November election.

Tillis was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2014 and served as a state representative for eight years before that. He was the speaker of the House from 2011-2015.

Cunningham, an attorney who also ran for the U.S. Senate in 2010, served in the North Carolina Senate from 2001-2003 and as vice chairman of Gov. Roy Cooper’s Crime Commission.

Hayes’ background includes owning a computer repair business and corporate, financial, education and retail information technology work. Bray works for the U.S. Department of Defense.

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