“You know Kay Hagan has been a tireless leader, creating job opportunities here at home and supporting a higher minimum wage. The Republicans are cutting investments in education while protecting tax breaks for the wealthy, so let’s send them a message by voting for someone who shares our priorities,” Obama says in the ad.
Releasing it last minute without a press announcement as she did appears designed to keep republicans from seizing on the late Obama/Hagan association.
Tellingly, Hagan’s Obama ad didn’t go out until the eve of Election Day, nor was it released early to the media — limiting Tillis’s ability to use it against her with white independent voters. Tillis’s campaign spokesman posted it online Monday evening.