On May 6th, when voters were turning out for primaries here in NC, the Washington Post published a fluff piece about Thom Tillis, full of little "factoids" to help DC insiders have some conversation starters at cocktail parties about an eventual (possible) new face in town.
A few of the fascinating things we learned from the Post's listicle:
He sends messages with lollipops. Tillis would keep a mug full of Dum Dum lollipops on his desk. If he thought an idea was, well, less than brilliant, he would reward its author with a sweet treat that sent a less-than-subtle message.
Doesn't that sound like Reagan's jellybean fetish in a more twisted, Machiavellian sort of way?
Tillis likes the outdoors. He’s an avid water skier and mountain biker.