Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., is up with a new ad hitting her Republican opponent Thom Tillis on education.
"Speaker Thom Tillis cut $500 million from our schools, increasing class sizes, leaving students without textbooks," a male narrator says in the ad, provided first to CQ Roll Call. "And Tillis opposed a bill to make college loans more affordable."
The narrator then touts Hagan's efforts on the subject.
"I'm Kay Hagan, and I approved this message because education means opportunity," Hagan says to close the spot, speaking direct to camera.
The campaign is spending roughly $900,000 on the spot but declined to specify in which markets.
The attack line has been used both by Hagan and the outside groups backing her re-election bid. The DSCC reserved $9.1 million in television ad time in August to run through Election Day, and much of that has gone to ads targeting Tillis on education.
This contest remains a top target for Republicans, who need a net gain of six seats to take control of the Senate. But with just over a month to go until Election Day, Hagan maintains an edge with a narrow lead in all recent polls.
The race is rated Tilts Democrat by The Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.
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