Jan 5 2015


But Tillis is part of an important freshman class – the group whose victories turned control over to their party. Membership in that group may give him more influence, said Andrew Taylor, a political science professor at North Carolina State University. Congress under Republican control also can be expected to exercise heightened oversight over the Democratic White House and to try to roll back some of Obama’s initiatives. That could also enhance the influence of the state’s senators, Taylor said.

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