Apparently kissing Trump's ass religiously eventually works:
Raleigh businessman Garland Tucker won't face U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis in next year's GOP primary after all, sources with knowledge of his plans said Monday.
Tucker was calling supporters Monday with the news, and a formal announcement is expected soon. Tucker announced a challenge against Tillis earlier this year, and the two were already been advertising against each other in what was expected to be an expensive GOP primary.
I wouldn't be surprised if Trump or somebody in his unstable orbit leaned on (or worse) Garland Tucker to get him to drop out. So much for him losing in the Primary...