NC House Speaker Tillis seeks to unseat Sen. Hagan

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Posted: Friday, May 31, 2013 12:00 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina state House Speaker Thom Tillis says he'll enter the U.S. Senate race to challenge Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan next year.

Tillis told The Associated Press in an interview Thursday that he'll file campaign committee paperwork in Washington early next week. He becomes the first high-profile Republican to announce a bid. Only Greg Brannon of Cary had publicly joined the race.

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