GOP women's super PAC blasts 'out of touch' candidate in NC runoff

GOP women's super PAC blasts 'out of touch' candidate in NC runoff
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A Republican women's super PAC launched a 30-second ad Monday framing state Rep. Greg Murphy (R) as an "out of touch" politician ahead of a North Carolina GOP runoff for a House seat. 

The Winning for Women Action Fund is backing Joan Perry (R), a pediatrician and self-described "political outsider," in the congressional runoff set to take place July 9. 

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The winner of the GOP runoff will face former Greenville, N.C., Mayor Allen Thomas (D) in the Sept. 10 general election, but will be an overwhelming favorite in a Republican stronghold district. 

"Greg Murphy, just another out of touch tax and spend politician," the ad states. 

The ad also paints Perry as the more conservative candidate, saying Murphy had "praise" for portions of ObamaCare and had previously criticized President TrumpDonald TrumpMeghan McCain: Democrats 'should give a little credit' to Trump for COVID-19 vaccine Trump testing czar warns lockdowns may be on table if people don't get vaccinated Overnight Health Care: CDC details Massachusetts outbreak that sparked mask update | White House says national vaccine mandate 'not under consideration at this time' MORE as "the worst top of the ticket in our history." 

Winning for Women's Perry ad follows a recent House Republican push to recruit more women, especially in suburban districts lost to Democrats in the 2018 midterm. 

Democrats elected a record 35 women to the House last year, whereas Republicans elected just one, Rep. Carol MillerCarol Devine MillerSix ways to visualize a divided America House GOP campaign arm rolls out new leadership team READ: The Republicans who voted to challenge election results MORE (R-W.Va.). 

Murphy and Perry are vying for a House seat that was left open after Rep. Walter JonesWalter JonesHillary Clinton brings up 'Freedom Fries' to mock 'cancel culture' Georgia officials open inquiry into Trump efforts to overturn election results Supreme Court declines to hear case challenging unlimited super PAC fundraising MORE (R) died in February. Jones had held the seat since 1995.