As one of the closest races this election cycle, the CV political research team has been watching North Carolina closely. The choice is clear: Thom Tillis is the right choice for U.S. Senate.
We created a simple one-page side-by-side candidate comparison flyer for your reference. At the top, we compare Tillis and Hagan on issues like abortion – all Catholics should agree on this because it involves an intrinsic evil. We have included other issues that voters should consider, like education and health care, though Catholics are free to disagree about the best ways to approach them.
Thom Tillis needs your vote on November 4. When it comes to the issues that matter to Catholics, he is the obvious choice.
Click here for a downloadable version of the flyer!
Thom Tillis has an excellent pro-life voting record in the North Carolina state legislature. He is endorsed by National Right to Life. “In the Senate, Thom will promote a culture of life and he will champion the appointment of qualified pro-life judges.” Source: Life News, Tillis for Senate campaign website
Kay Hagan does not believe that unborn children have a right to life. Source: Hagan for Senate campaign website
Tillis helped pass the Health & Safety Law in 2013 in the North Carolina House. It “included language extending conscience protections to health care providers who oppose abortion…” Source: Life News
Kay Hagan criticized the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision. The decision protected employers who were being forced to violate their consciences by paying for contraceptives and abortifacients. Source: Senator Hagan official website
“Thom is committed to defending the Institution of the traditional family. He believes that marriage is between one man and one woman.” Source: Tillis for Senate campaign website
Kay Hagan supports the redefinition of marriage. Source: Huffington Post
“Thom will fight in the Senate for full repeal of ObamaCare, for defunding ObamaCare, and he will work to implement private sector solutions to reduce healthcare costs for North Carolinians.” Source: Tillis for Senate campaign website
Kay Hagan supports Obamacare, which increased the average family’s premiums by 56% in 2014. Source: Huffington Post
Thom Tillis has a history of promoting beneficial education policies in the North Carolina state legislature. He advocates for greater local and state control. “Thom’s leadership as Speaker resulted in the passage of a balanced budget that provides teachers with a historic 7 percent average salary increase, moving North Carolina from 46th to 32nd in the national rankings. Thom has been a strong advocate for charter schools and helped establish an opportunity scholarship program for lower income students.” Source: Tillis for Senate campaign website
Kay Hagan believes that Common Core is the best way to make educational reforms. She does not think parents and teachers should have primary control over their children’s education. Source: Charlotte Observer