Wednesday, February 12, 2014

New ad by outside group slams Tillis

A liberal PAC is the latest outside group to weigh into North Carolina's U.S. Senate race.

The Patriot Majority USA PAC is spending $500,000 on an ad that accuses Senate candidate Thom Tillis, the state House speaker, of siding with health insurance companies and special interest groups.

The PAC is the second outside group to air ads against Tillis in the race. On the other side, Americans for Prosperity, supported by the conservative Koch brothers, has spent more than $6.5 million on ads attacking Democratic incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan.

Hagan has criticized the Koch brothers and unidentified special interests for running such ads. Patriot Majority, like AFP, doesn't disclose its donors.

Tillis spokesman Jordan Shaw called out Hagan.

"While Kay Hagan denounces the use of outside funds against her, liberals in DC are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars falsely attacking Thom Tillis," he said. "Where is Kay Hagan's statement condemning these ads? Liberals in DC know that Thom Tillis is the candidate to beat Hagan."

Hagan spokeswoman Sadie Weiner said Hagan has criticized not only the AFP ads but what she calls the Koch brothers' conservative agenda. Hagan supports the Democratic-sponsored DISCLOSE act that would require more transparency from political groups.

"Kay was named the most moderate Senator (by the National Journal) because she always puts North Carolina first unlike Thom Tillis who has pushed an outside, special interest agenda that cut education spending and lowered taxes for the wealthy," Weiner said.

Weiner said has "no control over outside groups."

The Patriot ad is the latest to attack Tillis, who faces a handful of other Republicans in the May 6 primary. Tillis has out-raised his rivals with the support of GOP leaders in Washington.


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Anonymous said...

So comments not to your liking you do not post. That is not freedom of speech. As I noted earlier in a comment "Tilly" the HUN "tillis" is nothing but a disgrace to the citizens of North Carolina. He is a SCUMBAG who needs to go back to his home state of Florida and destroy it with his political views. Down with the unworthy, dishonest, "Tilly" the HUN Tillis!!!!

Anonymous said...

Kay Hagan has criticized Tillis for using outside money. When is she going to criticize herself, or is she just a hypocrite? She used outside the state money in her first campaign. Hagan does not represent NC. She represents Obama.

Anonymous said...

'Lieberals' in the district of criminals would be MISTAKEN!

Dr. Greg Brannon is the ONLY candidate who can unseat Hagan!

HE needs your support NOW as he runs his great TV ads in NC! He already has 6 campaign offices open across the state...

CharlotteObserver said...

Sad when the observer would have been happy to pay for these attack ads.

Making Republicans look bad is known at the observer as community service.

Anonymous said...

KayHay's support for 0bamacare makes her unqualified for further employment by the people of North Carolina.

Anonymous said...

or perhaps her support makes her more qualified.

Archiguy said...

Actually CO (amazing they actually let you get away with that), the Observer doesn't try to make Republicans look bad. They don't need to. The GOP does a fine job of that all by themselves. All the paper has to do is print the things they say and report the things they do. Which is exactly what the paper is supposed to do.

Just like FOX News is supposed to twist and spin the things Republicans say and do into an unrecognizable shape to try and make them look good. And sometimes even that isn't enough.

CharlotteObserver said...

Archiguy Do you get paid to be the democrats bit uh bitter shill, or do you do it because you do not like to do any research in order to vote.

David P. McKnight said...

As a free-lance editorial essay writer, I can say that here is one person who favors Sen. Kay Hagan for re-election and also opposes all this outside money coming into North Carolina regardless of which candidates they are opposing.

Let us decide this election within the state of North Carolin for the people of this state.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous for Greg Bannon,

Are you saying I should support him because he runs great TV ads?

I had no idea I was supposed to make up my mind on who to vote for based on great TV ads.

Guess you learn something new every day......