RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Supporters of North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis have formed an independent committee to support his potential U.S. Senate bid next year.
Organizers of the "Grow NC Strong" organization said Friday they filed paperwork with federal officials to create the political action committee. The super PAC can raise and spend unlimited funds to support Tillis should he get in the race to challenge Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan. A super PAC can't work in tandem with a candidate.
Tillis told The Associated Press on Thursday he planned to spend the holiday weekend talking with family about the race. Only one Republican has gotten in so far.
"Grow NC Strong" is led by Champ Mitchell of New Bern. The House elected him to the UNC Board of Governors in March.