State House Speaker Thom Tillis is on offense this morning, out with a new targeting Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) for voting for the 2009 stimulus and personally profiting from it.
“Grants, tucked away in Obama’s stimulus, paid the Hagans. She’s 96 percent for Obama. 100 percent for herself,” the voiceover in the new ad says.
The ad refers to the revelations that Hagan’s husband, Chip Hagan’s company JDC Manufacturing received stimulus money.
Hagan’s campaign has denied any wrongdoing or conflict of interest. The Tillis campaign has highlighted the apparent impropriety as another issue on which Hagan is not the right candidate for North Carolina voters.
“Kay Hagan voted for President Obama’s stimulus bill, and then benefitted from nearly $390,000 in grants tucked away in the stimulus, paid for by hardworking American taxpayers,” Tillis spokeswoman Meghan Burris said Friday.
“The public’s confidence in Washington is at an all-time low, and yet Hagan calls her stimulus payday ‘appropriate,'” she continued. “We deserve better than an out-of-touch senator who rubber-stamps President Obama 96 percent of time and votes for herself 100 percent of the time.”
The race is considered a toss up.