20601A-WFNZ-the-fan-Final2 35h_CBSSportsRad_1660AM

News Home

State GOP Leaders Slated To Meet In Charlotte

View Comments
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory and other Republican Party leaders are in North Carolina’s largest city this weekend for the state GOP convention.

McCrory is expected to address convention-goers Saturday afternoon in Charlotte.

So is House Speaker Thom Tillis, who is slated to give his first high-profile speech since he announced less than two weeks ago that he’ll run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Kay Hagan. Tillis is a four-term legislator from suburban Charlotte who has led the House since 2011.

Physician Greg Brannon of Cary is the only other publicly announced GOP in the Senate race.

The GOP will elect a new state chairman during the election — it’s expected to be former Wake County party leader Claude Pope, who’s been endorsed by McCrory.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Trending on CBS Charlotte:

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus