After spending much of her reelection bid distancing herself from President Obama, a new radio ad is making the rounds featuring Obama endorsing Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC).
“Voting’s easy. Just stand with me, President Obama, and take responsibility in moving North Carolina forward by voting for Kay Hagan on November 4th,” President Obama says in the ad, highlighted Monday night by the state House Speaker Thom Tillis’s campaign.
Kay Hagan’s voice appears in the ad as well.
“I’m Kay Hagan, candidate for U.S. Senate. And I approved this message,” she says in the ad.
The Tillis campaign reiterated the content of the ad by stressing again that a vote for Hagan is a vote for Obama.
“After desperately attempting to run away from her record of rubber-stamping President Obama 96 percent of the time, Kay Hagan is ending her campaign by featuring Obama’s endorsement of her liberal partisanship and lack of independence,” Tillis spokesman Daniel Keylin said in a statement.
“As Kay Hagan’s ad makes clear, a vote for her is a vote to continue President Obama’s failed policies. A vote for Thom Tillis is a vote to change direction and make America great again,” Keylin added.
The new ad comes a day before election day and amid reports that the controversial stimulus grant Hagan’s husband’s company received has been referred by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources for “further legal review.”