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Replace Tillis with Holmquist, a consistent conservative

Posted 2/12/20

Thom Tillis proposed five debates with North Carolina’s eventual Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in the upcoming general election. In contrast, Tillis refuses to engage in debates with …

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Replace Tillis with Holmquist, a consistent conservative

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Thom Tillis proposed five debates with North Carolina’s eventual Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in the upcoming general election. In contrast, Tillis refuses to engage in debates with same-party rivals leading up to the Republican primary in March.

Larry Holmquist’s Jan. 13 debate challenge continues to go unanswered. Tillis seems to be taking his constituent voters for granted in his arrogant assumption of a primary win. But don’t voters deserve to hear directly from all primary candidates to determine how their stance on critical conservative issues differs from Tillis’? The answer is a resounding yes! N.C. Republicans have watched Tillis fail to consistently represent our conservative values in the U.S. Senate, and we deserve better.

Examples of Tillis’ non-conservative Senate votes:

• Yes to supporting the Loretta Lynch nomination (April 23, 2015).

• Yes to raising the debt limit by $1.5 trillion (Oct. 30, 2015).

• Yes to expanding federal control of education (Dec. 9, 2015).

• Yes to funding Obama’s priorities and giving Planned Parenthood a raise (Sept. 28, 2016).

• No to the “Penny Plan” to balance the budget without tax increases (May 17, 2018).

• Yes to keeping spending on autopilot (Sept. 26, 2019).

• Yes to passing a $555 billion Christmas omnibus spending spree (Dec. 19, 2019).

Tillis’ initial opposition to Trump’s 2019 emergency declaration to secure funding to build the wall was outrageous. Only after a massive outcry from constituents and colleagues did Tillis flip-flop his stance to support the president.

The time for change is now. First, we must get rid of Thom Tillis by voting for Larry Holmquist in the March 3 Republican primary. Holmquist will vote consistently to support our president, defend the Constitution, advance pro-life legislation, support national defense, close our borders, protect Second Amendment rights, abolish the federal Department of Education and return decision-making in our schools to the city/county level, fight relentlessly to repeal Obamacare and replace it with free-market alternatives, advocate for our veterans, stop abuse and lawlessness of the FBI and Department of Justice, champion term limits for Congress, stand with Israel, support limited government and cut taxes and spending.

Following the primary, Republicans must vote for Holmquist in the general election on Nov. 3. Your vote counts — help elect Larry Holmquist, North Carolina’s “consistent conservative,” for U.S. Senate.

Brenda Falls

Greensboro

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