Another NC Democrat Announces 2020 Challenge of Tillis for US Senate

RALEIGH – Sen. Thom Tillis (RINO-NC) is racking up 2020 challengers. Over the weekend, N.C. Senator Erica Smith (D-Bertie) announced her intentions to run for U.S. Senate in 2020.

A high school teacher in currently serving her third term in the N.C. Senate, Smith represents all, or portions of, Beaufort, Bertie, Martin, Northhampton, Vance, and Warren Counties in the north east portion of the state.

Trending: 3/4 Voter Majority DID NOT Want Dixie Classic Fair Name Change, Full City Council Meeting Monday Night

With a series of tweets Smith highlighted her experience as an engineer, minister, and teacher, while promising to run a campaign ‘for the people.’

take our poll - story continues below

Has Thom Tillis betrayed conservatives and President Trump?

  • Has Thom Tillis betrayed conservatives and President Trump?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to First In Freedom Daily updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Smith is the third Democrat to announce intentions to challenge the aisle-crossing Thom Tillis. Trevor Fuller, a Mecklenburg County Commissioner made it official last week, and Raleigh Democrat and tax attorney Eva Lee announced her intentions way back in July of 2017.

As unpopular as Tillis is, it shouldn’t be a surprise if even more aspiring senators announce bids to replace him. Even better, a real conservative could emerge to primary Tillis in an effort to provide the Old North State with more principled representation.

Have a hot tip for First In Freedom Daily?

Got a hot news tip for us? Photos or video of a breaking story? Send your tips, photos and videos to tips@firstinfreedomdaily.com. All hot tips are immediately forwarded to FIFD Staff.

Have something to say? Send your own guest column or original reporting to submissions@firstinfreedomdaily.com.