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Thom Tillis and his wife, Susan, celebrate in Charlotte, N.C., on May 6, 2014, after he won the Republican nomination over Greg Brannon and Mark Harris for the U.S. Senate.
Thom Tillis and his wife, Susan, celebrate in Charlotte, N.C., on May 6, 2014, after he won the Republican nomination over Greg Brannon and Mark Harris for the U.S. Senate.
(DIEDRA LAIRD/ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Old guard’s resurgence within GOP spells trouble for Obama

The Republican establishment is on its way to regaining control of its party.

A fellow called Thom Tillis will stand against Democratic incumbent North Carolina senator Kay Hagan in November’s midterm elections, which is exactly what Republican stalwarts such as Mitt Romney and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce wanted.