GOPer Thom Tillis Defeats Sen. Kay Hagan

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North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) defeated Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) in the North Carolina race for U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

That outcome was something of a surprise as most polling ahead of the race showed Hagan narrowly beating Tillis.

The race was called by the Associated Press and Fox News at 11:28 p.m. ET.