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Last week, multiple television stations across North Carolina pulled down an attack ad against Cal Cunningham for being untruthful. Paid for by Thom Tillis’ allies, the “blatantly false” spot is just another attempt to mislead and distract voters from the unpopular incumbent senator’s record.
In the second quarter of 2020, Cal also outraised Tillis nearly 3 to 1 and erased his cash on hand advantage. In the month of July alone, Cal led Tillis in nine polls, most recently by nine points. Last week, Morning Consult released new polling in the North Carolina Senate races, which emphasized the gap between Senator Tillis’ popularity and President Trump’s: “In a state where 96 percent of likely GOP voters back Trump for re-election, 76 percent say they’d vote for Tillis in November.”
In May, Senator Tillis thought that “Americans won’t necessarily be voting with today’s drumbeat of 2,000 deaths a day and endless quarantines in mind” and “predicted by August everything will look different.” North Carolinians entered August with an absent Senate, as Tillis packed up for the weekend, letting unemployment benefits expire when rent is due, failing to address testing delays, and doing nothing to provide health insurance to the millions who lost coverage during the pandemic.
It’s clear that Tillis has so much ground to cover that his allies are now resorting to false attacks because they can’t back up his record turning his back on North Carolinians time and again.
Associated Press: TV Stations Pull Attack Ad In North Carolina Senate Race
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