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Two predominant politicians from North Carolina, who could face each other in the next race for the U.S. Senate, were at RTP Friday.

Senator Kay Hagan and N.C. Speaker of the House Thom Tillis were at Glaxo Smith Kline, but at different times

Each spoke about the importance of the bio-tech industry in the state, which directly employs more than 52,000 people.

Both agreed the state must be competitive against other states and countries when trying to bring new companies here.

The two answered questions ranging from recent legislation in N.C. to the possibility of running a campaign against the other.

When asked about the next U.S. Senate race, Hagain said, "He (Tillis) and I have certainly met each other and talked. We both represent North Carolina and I'm going to leave all the political pundits to look at that race."

Tillis responded to the same issue with, "I haven't done any campaign activity whatsoever because I've been busy with the legislature. I've gotten very good support in the three weeks that I started back in June."

On the issue of the recent abortion bill that passed through the General Assembly, Tillis said, "It's an important issue. I respect on both sides of the issue and you've got to get in there and hear them out and try to be as respectful as possible."

Hagan responded with, ""I think not giving women, taking away women's rights, especially when it concerns their healthcare is not the right way to go."

 

 

 

 

Fundamental right

32:07 "I think we should have early voting availability, that we should have it easily accessible to seniors, to minorities, to students so that all can be able to vote."

 

Abortion:

Look at Health and safety of women and preventive care

33:00 "something shouldn't be done without public scrutiny, without transparency. People should have an opportunity to debate and understand this process."

33:11 "I think not giving women, taking away women's rights, especially when it concerns their healthcare is not the right way to go."

 

HAGAN ON Tillis/senate race:

33:3 " he and I have certainly met each other and talked. We both represent North Carolina and I'm going to leave all the political pundits to look at that race." (11-20)

 

 

 

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Thom Tillis

ON ABORTION BILL

50:17 "There was a significant amount of time spent in committee at my request. So, if you go back and look at it, there were several public hearings. There was a lot of time spent. That's why we took the time. I thought it was important. It's an important issue and arguments I respect on both sides of the issue and you've got to get in there and hear them out and try to be as respectful as possible."

 

On voter bill:

49:33 "I think anytime that you get into election laws, you're probably going to get into challenges. I think that's a natural part of the process. The process that we used to arrive at voter ID was not unlike the process we used to get to redistricting."

"I'm very optimistic that it will withstand the challenges."

 

On senate race:

51:04 "I haven't done any campaign activity whatsoever because I've been busy with the legislature. I've gotten  very good support in the three weeks that I started back in June." (00-10)

 

 

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