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 John TrumpGOP senators balk at lengthy impeachment trial Warren goes local in race to build 2020 movement 2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes 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 MillerGOP women's super PAC blasts 'out of touch' candidate in NC runoff GOP amps up efforts to recruit women candidates Kerry goes after Trump over climate on Capitol Hill MORE (R-W.Va.). 

Murphy and Perry are vying for a House seat that was left open after Rep. Walter JonesWalter Beaman JonesRepublican Greg Murphy wins special election in NC's 3rd District Early voting extended in NC counties impacted by Dorian ahead of key House race The Hill's Campaign Report: North Carolina special election poses test for GOP ahead of 2020 MORE (R) died in February. Jones had held the seat since 1995.