Burr co-hosting event for Tillis Senate bid in DC

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on September 17, 2013 at 1:26 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Richard Burr's political committee says his involvement in a campaign fundraiser for North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis next week should not be seen as an official endorsement of Tillis' own Senate bid.  

Burr will co-host with two other Republican senators a Sept. 24 event in Washington for Tillis' Senate campaign. Tillis is among four announced candidates for May's GOP primary. The winner will take on Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan.  

Burr's campaign released a statement Tuesday saying Burr has always been happy to "help any North Carolina Republican who wants to come to Washington to raise money." 

Tillis has fundraisers this week in Winston-Salem, Wallace and his hometown of Cornelius. 

Tillis consultant Paul Shumaker says his client will have other events featuring national and North Carolina notables. 
 

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