North Carolina congressional candidate Alma Adams referred to Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan's opponent Thom Tillis as "Uncle Tom" during a campaign rally Saturday.
After criticizing Republican "extremists" in the North Carolina General Assembly, Adams invoked the racially-charged label against Tillis to rile up the crowd at Hagan's rally.
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"We need to send Uncle Tom–Tillis, that is–home," Adams said.
Hillary Clinton was also on hand to stump for Hagan, and the former Secretary of State lavished praise on Adams as she attempted to battle her way into Congress.
"We need more women like her in Congress," Clinton said. "We need her compassion and her common sense. We need her sartorial excellence. She's going to shake things up. I think the Kay-Alma combination is really going to put North Carolina ahead of the parade."