Sen. Tillis tests positive for COVID-19

By on October 2, 2020

(Office of Sen. Tillis)

Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator from North Carolina, Thom Tillis, has tested positive for COVID-19. Tillis is locked in a tough race this fall with Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham.

This was a statement issued by Tillis’ office on Oct. 2.

“Tonight my rapid antigen test came back positive. Thankfully, I have no symptoms and I feel well,” Tillis said in the statement. “As we all know, COVID-19 is a very contagious and deadly virus, especially because many carriers are asymptomatic. I encourage all North Carolinians to follow the recommendations of medical experts, including wearing a mask, washing hands, and practicing social distancing. For any North Carolinian who believes they were exposed to the virus or starts to display symptoms, please call your doctor, self-isolate, and get tested to protect those around you.”


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  • Sandflea

    Everything Trump touches dies and/or gets COVID. That’s the price one pays for being a sycophant in Trumps personality CULT. Good thing for him is that he has great health insurance; which he is trying to steal from over 20,000,000 Americans. Vote his a** Out November 3rd.

    Saturday, Oct 3 @ 8:39 am
  • Donald

    Hate has no place on this website. Unless you have tds.

    Saturday, Oct 3 @ 1:42 pm
  • hightider

    Depressing when the choice is between one idiot vs another idiot. Cunningham is running for office, yet can’t control himself from sending salacious texts to his strategist while he presents himself as a happily married family man. A wise politician (are there any?) should not be texting, sexting, tweeting anything he is not willing to state publicly. I feel sorry for the embarrassed wives of these men who have to put on a good face.

    Saturday, Oct 3 @ 2:05 pm
  • Cam

    Breaking news… Senate Candidate Cunningham admits testing positive for adultery!

    Sunday, Oct 4 @ 8:16 am
  • hightider

    Cam – your comment was my only laugh of the day. If they tested every politician for adultery, they would confirm a real pandemic.

    Sunday, Oct 4 @ 2:23 pm
  • The Truth

    Tillis was wearing his mask at the event so get your facts straight! Him wearing a mask did not stop him getting the virus.

    Sunday, Oct 4 @ 3:20 pm
  • Suckers and Losers United

    Sunday, Oct 4 @ 9:37 pm
  • Unaffiliated

    @Donald: Yes, hate has no place on this website, and the rest of our society, discourse, and interaction. We know who brought it and who foments it.
    “TDS” is easy shorthand for your denial. Don’t discount where this incivility could take us.
    Vote to save America.

    Monday, Oct 5 @ 6:37 am
  • One Voice

    Policy matters

    Monday, Oct 5 @ 7:01 am
  • Wombatnc

    tRump has a laundry list list of affairs and adultery but that sits just fine with his supporters, but if a dem does it, then they get all religious and spew their empty worthless values and morals on others. No excuse for Cunningham but he sure is better than Tillis.
    @hightider, I’m with you on this one – thanks for the chuckle.

    Monday, Oct 5 @ 10:13 am
  • Sandflea

    @ The “Truth”: Tillis was wearing his mask for the photo-ops. Get your fact straight. I’m guessing you get your “facts” from the Fox “alternative facts” channel.

    Monday, Oct 5 @ 12:43 pm
  • Mike Williams

    Tom Tillis has Covid from working and doing his job, while Cunningham sexts a contract employee. Sounds like good ole Democratic Party. Is Hal related to John Edwards? Maybe cousins?

    Tuesday, Oct 6 @ 6:04 am
  • anotherobxman

    I’ll take someone playing digital footsie over someone trying to take away healthcare from millions of people….any day of the week.

    Thursday, Oct 8 @ 10:38 am
  • Donald

    “Digital footsie”, Cunningham’s affair was at his own house.Always leaving half the story out. Socialism takes healthcare away.” If you like your dr. You can keep your dr.”

    Friday, Oct 9 @ 2:42 pm