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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 TrumpPennsylvania Supreme Court strikes down GOP bid to stop election certification Biden looks to career officials to restore trust, morale in government agencies Sunday shows preview: US health officials brace for post-holiday COVID-19 surge 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 MillerChamber-endorsed Dems struggle on election night Partial disengagement based on democratic characteristics: A new era of US-China economic relations The Hill's Coronavirus Report: CDC predicts US death toll could reach 145,000 by July 11; Premier President Michael Alkire says more resiliency needed in health supply chain MORE (R-W.Va.). 

Murphy and Perry are vying for a House seat that was left open after Rep. Walter JonesWalter Beaman JonesSupreme Court declines to hear case challenging unlimited super PAC fundraising Experts warn Georgia's new electronic voting machines vulnerable to potential intrusions, malfunctions Georgia restores 22,000 voter registrations after purge MORE (R) died in February. Jones had held the seat since 1995.