The initial response from Tillis’ side rang true with many voters: Liberal Washington Democrats were meddling in North Carolina’s Republican primary because they saw him as the biggest threat to Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan in the general election. Then Tillis, the House speaker, took things a step too far.
He launched an ad in response that says: “Seen those ads attacking Thom Tillis? They’re false. Tillis fired the staffers.”
Uh-oh. The employees and Tillis himself said at the time they were resigning. News coverage repeatedly referred to the staffers’ resignations, not firings...
Monday, April 21, 2014
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