EMILY's List launches $3M push in NC

EMILY's List is launching $3 million worth of efforts to reelect Sen. Kay HaganKay Hagan10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2016 Senate Republicans are feeling the 'Trump effect' Washington's lobby firms riding high MORE (D-N.C.), kicking off with an ad attacking House Speaker Thom TillisThom R. TillisSenators push to authorize 4,000 more visas for Afghans Tillis: Senate is doing its job by holding off on SCOTUS hearings Rubio picks up Tillis endorsement MORE (R) on education cuts.

The group, which supports pro-abortion rights Democratic women, will be a major player in a race that's already featured more than $10 million in outside spending.

Its first ad of the broader effort goes after Tillis for helping to pass a budget that includes education cuts that also included "tax breaks for yachts and jets."

"I love teaching. I can’t imagine doing anything else. But with a baby on the way, I don’t have a lot of extra money. On top of it all, I have to buy supplies for my classroom. And my classroom is getting a lot more crowded," says a North Carolina teacher identified as Jasmine in the ad.

"Speaker Thom Tillis cut almost $500 million from education causing crowded classrooms, and forcing teachers to pay more out-of-pocket for school supplies, while Tillis protected tax breaks for yachts and jets," the narrator says.

Tillis and Hagan have been neck-and-neck in polls in a crucial battle for Senate control.


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