Tillis Ad Hits Hagan on 'President's Weakness' on ISIS

Tillis is using Obama's ISIS strategy to go after Hagan in the North Carolina Senate race. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Republican Thom Tillis is up with a new ad Friday that ties Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan to "the president's weakness" on national security and the Islamic State, also called ISIS.  

The ad, provided first to CQ Roll Call, features Nancy Anderson, a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force and Air Force reserve nurse. Her husband is a retired Air Force major and her two sons serve in the Marines.  

"Going to war is hard, but not as hard as sending your kids off to war," Anderson says, speaking direct to camera in front of a black background as somber music plays.  

"It makes me so mad to see how the president's weakness has allowed the Islamic State to grow. And Sen. Hagan, she just goes right along with him," Anderson says. "We can't let our kids die in vain. We have to change our Senator."  


This is the second Tillis campaign spot targeting Hagan on this subject. Both ads are currently on the air, and the Tillis campaign said the spots will rotate as part of a fall ad buy.  

Tillis is trying to capture the seat as his party attempts to win the needed six seats to regain control of the Senate. Hagan has maintained a narrow lead in recent polling.  

The race is rated Tilts Democrat by the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.  


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