Thom Tillis’ Get Out the Vote Strategy

North Carolina senator has ‘conversation’ with his dog about voting

Posted October 28, 2016 at 12:45pm

“Are you gonna vote? You gotta vote. You have to vote,” North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis said over a dinner conversation.

The senator filmed the “conversation” in his kitchen with his dog Ike. Tillis talks about issues important to him in the election while his dog moans and whines back.

“Ike, why are you worried,” Tillis asks the 10-year-old Boxer, who was named after President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

“Are you worried about Hillary Clinton? Really? What about Obamacare? What about ISIS? Are you worried about the deficit? The deficit? Does it bother you as much as it bothers me?” he asks.

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At the end, Tillis makes Ike promise to vote and says he’s counting on him.

He posted the video on his Facebook page, where he wrote, “The pressure of the election finally got the better of my dog Ike last night at dinner. He’s not the first one I’ve had this conversation with over the past few months.”

Ike has previously been spotted in the Capitol with the freshman senator.