NC Senate leader Phil Berger has released an new ad touting the new Voter ID bill, and criticizing Sen. Kay Hagan for her stance on the issue
RALEIGH, N.C. (WECT/AP) – Two prominent North Carolina
Republicans and their allies are pushing back against critics by spending
hundreds of thousands of dollars on television ads and other media trying to
promote their policies.
An outside group led by political friends of Gov. Pat
McCrory announced it's running a commercial in three TV markets over the next
month. The Renew North Carolina Foundation ad features McCrory talking up his agenda at what looks like a
meet-and-greet event in someone's home. The Foundation is chaired by
longtime McCrory ally John Lassiter but is not required to release its donors.
Click here to see the group's website, which features the new McCrory
The North Carolina Democratic Party sent a news release
to media Monday criticizing Renew North Carolina Foundation, calling it
"McCrory's dark money group" and countering the points McCrory makes in the
commercial. "Gov. McCrory and his political allies must really be spooked to go
up on air 3 years out from his election," Micah Beasley, a spokesman for the
NCDP said in the email news release. "The ad is a blatant distortion of
the truth behind extremist policies imposed by the Republican General Assembly
and rubber-stamped into law by Gov. McCrory."
leader Phil Berger began airing an ad Monday on cable TV in his district
talking about the new voter identification law approved this year. Berger
is considering a U.S. Senate bid next year against incumbent Democrat
Sen. Kay Hagan. Click here to visit
Berger's website to see the Voter ID ad.
Berger's campaign also blasted Hagan in an email release announcing the ad. "Kay Hagan pretends she's a moderate in North
Carolina, but she votes like a liberal in Washington. Someone that out-of-touch
has no business representing us in the U.S. Senate," said Berger in the release.
Hagan's press office sent a news release Monday,
criticizing Berger's ad saying the ad "…fails
to mention that this new law cuts off a week of early voting, eliminates
pre-registration for high schoolers, and ends same-day registration while
expanding the ability of parties to use unlimited corporate money and doing
away with the requirement that candidates or groups "stand by their ad" by
stating who paid for the ad."
"Kay is standing up for access to the ballot box for all
voters because she believes this fundamental right shouldn't be a political
football," Preston Elliott, Hagan's Campaign Manager said in the email news
release. "Phil Berger can self-promote all he wants, but at the end of the day,
his disastrous record in the General Assembly and attempts to open up elections
to corporate influence will speak for themselves. North Carolinians need
leaders focused on jobs and rebooting the economy for middle class families,
not politicians willing to mislead voters just to throw political potshots."
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Thursday, December 12 2013 2:16 PM EST2013-12-12 19:16:27 GMT
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