Some thoughts from the primary election results:
North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis showed that having the experience of running for prior public office, combined with a significant war chest, can pay off. Tillis secured the Republican nomination with what was a comfortable margin of five points over the threshold needed against his seven opponents.
In the end, five of the GOP candidates couldn’t receive even 10 percent of the vote.
Tillis dominated the early voting and Election Day voting, winning 45% of election votes and 47% of the early, in-person voting.