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WATCH: GOP Candidate Hit With Brutal Attack Ad In North Carolina

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WATCH: GOP Candidate Hit With Brutal Attack Ad In North Carolina


Last week, Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) released a campaign ad pushing the embattled incumbent’s record as a moderate who’s “not too far left, not too far right — just like North Carolina.”

On Tuesday, the Democratic group Forward North Carolina came out with an ad completing the argument that Hagan began: While she is in the middle of the road politically, her Republican opponent Thom Tillis is a far-right extremist.

The two-minute long web ad, titled “Shadow,” takes direct aim at Tillis’ record as Speaker of North Carolina’s extremely conservative House of Representatives. Among other attacks, the ad highlights Tillis’ support for tax cuts for the wealthy, deep cuts to North Carolina’s education budget, and restrictive voting laws, in addition to his suggestion that Republicans “divide and conquer” those on public assistance.

There is reason to believe that the attacks could resonate with North Carolina voters. Although polls suggest that Hagan is unpopular in the Tar Heel State (most surveys have her approval rating around 40 percent or below), the state legislature is downright despised. One recent poll, from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling, found the legislature’s approval at just 19 percent, with 57 percent disapproving. Furthermore, Tillis’ poll numbers actually dip while the legislature is in session.

According to The Huffington Post’s polling average, Hagan holds a narrow lead as the race turns towards the home stretch. Establishing Tillis as too extreme for North Carolina will be essential if she hopes to maintain that narrow advantage through November.

H/t: Greg Sargent, The Washington Post

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Henry Decker

Henry Decker was formerly the Managing Editor of The National Memo. He is currently an Online Associate at MRCampaigns.

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  1. Dominick Vila August 5, 2014

    Looks like some of our candidates finally decided to fight fire with fire…

    1. Bill Thompson August 5, 2014

      The Kentucky battle for the Senate should be a model for how it’s done. The link below is very inspiring.

  2. browninghipower August 5, 2014

    I am no fan of conservative Dems..I actually despise them much of the time. But I sure do like their fighting spirit against the gop scum they face. Better Hagan and Grimes and Nunn than the alternative. Hopefully they can learn once ensconced in a 6 year term. All around kudos to these brave warriors!

  3. Charvi3 August 5, 2014

    I am with, browninghipower….when he said “I am no fan of conservative Dems….I actually depise them much of the time….I know where he is coming up with this…and Elizabeth Warren leads the parade of them…when, Senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, needed 60 votes to get protection for the women in the Armed Forces…against being “Ganged Raped” or “Raped” period…she ran short of 5 of the 60 votes she needed to get that help for the women fighting for our country…and at least I can say…that when the Conservative Republicans all voted “NAY”…they were “TEAM PLAYERS”
    there were ten Democrats….that voted “NAY”….they didn’t want to help and be a “TEAM PLAYER”….this means a lot of those, Democrats vote, Conservative most of the time…look them up…to see which Democrats are more conservative…they should stop wearing the masks they wear and let the public know they are more into the “ME GENERATION” than the “WE GENERATION”….they have voted more conservative than liberal…and they want all of the attention onto them…Elizabeth Warren….Mark Udall….Claire McCaskill…are three of the ten…and when I looked up all ten of the Conservative Democrats….I was stunned…that there Conservatives on the Democratic side….I cannot stand them…because all of the Conservative Party…don’t want the middle class nor the needy or the poor to come to the government for any kind of help…they are only in it to please themselves…and to pull the wool over your eyes…but, I have been really on top of who I can trust that are, Democratic….and John Boehner…when I had a “Head to Head talk with him”…he explained to me…since he is a Liberal…that it has been the “Right Wing Republican Conservative Movement” that has been ruling the U.S. as if they cannot rule itself….nationally and he said it has been nothing but, “NASTY POLITICS”……and that this isn’t what Democracy is all about…and that he was going to demand to go back to the old-fashioned…good Faith Bi-Partisan negotiations…look at, Ted Cruz, who gave a speech and he is a Senator…and he calls his cohorts…Soviets…what a name…that fits him to a tea…and he stated that he has been blocking the, Obama Agenda,…isn’t that something else…?…so, this, Congress has been doing the same exact thing…it has been the worst Congress since, Truman, was in office in 1946….A Congress Do Nothing…I will be so glad to get these mid-term elections over with…because I know many many people that will instead of voting, Republican…since they want to take neu neutrality away from the American People and give us another “Utility Bill”….those Republicans will vote Democratic for real…the Republicans through their own actions are cooking their butts…but, good…there is a saying…”Stupid Does As Stupid Is And You Cannot Fix Stupid…”…and it has been a “Wake-up-Call” for all Americans to learn the “HARD TRUTHS”….and whatever is hidden will always come out to the light…so, examine those, Democrats who are Conservative very carefully and don’t fall for what comes out of their mouths…but, I guess since there are less conservatives on the Democratic side of the fence…a few are not as bad as all of those conservatives on the republican side…but, they were the cause of, Senator, Kirsten Gillibrand….not being able to help the women in the Armed Forces from being “Ganged Raped” or just “Raped”….

  4. dana becker August 8, 2014

    That is all any Democrat need do. Just list every mean, horrible thing and bill they have pushed and done that have harmed millions of Americans.


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