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 TrumpCNN's Camerota clashes with Trump's immigration head over president's tweet LA Times editorial board labels Trump 'Bigot-in-Chief' Trump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates 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 JonesThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic infighting threatens 2020 unity Heavy loss by female candidate in Republican NC runoff sparks shock Greg Murphy wins GOP primary runoff for North Carolina House seat MORE (R) died in February. Jones had held the seat since 1995.