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Is Thom Tillis running for governor?

An out-of-state PAC is pitting all-but-announced gubernatorial candidate Dan Forest against U.S. Senator Thom Tillis in paid Facebook ads. The intent of the Florida-based Principled Leadership Fund PAC is unclear. But what is clear is that conservative circles are talking about Tillis making a run for Governor in 2020—only two and a half years into his first term. Being in Washington doesn’t seem to be all Sen. Thom Tillis thought it would be. 

Tillis might find a Republican Primary for governor an uphill battle as well. The Conservative Review recently ranked Tillis in the top 25 Republicans In Name Only (RINOs), giving Tillis a failing grade, and according to the latest Elon poll, Tillis has a meager 29% approval rating.