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September 2, 2014

AFP targets women voters in ad backing GOP lawmakers

Four NC Republican state lawmakers facing active opponents in re-election campaigns this year are getting a thank-you from Americans for Prosperity, targeting women voters.

Four Republican state lawmakers facing active opponents in re-election campaigns this year are getting a thank-you from Americans for Prosperity in a radio ad appealing to women.

The limited-government organization is paying for radio spots running this week in the Raleigh, Sanford and Asheville markets thanking the foursome for their support of last year’s tax cuts. The group didn’t disclose the cost of the ads, but said the markets would be saturated.

Sen. Chad Barefoot of Wake Forest, Rep. Tom Murry of Cary, Rep. Mike Stone of Sanford and Rep. Tim Moffit of Asheville are the beneficiaries of the “Power of the Purse” theme.

The ads target North Carolina women voters, saying state Republican priorities have increased their spending power and their ability to determine their own destiny. “For North Carolina women, purse power is growing,” the spot says, and then mentions the appropriate legislator two or three times.

The General Assembly voted last year to cut income taxes, which will reduce state spending by $2.4 billion over five years.

AFP is a national organization organized by the billionaire Charles and David Koch brothers.

“We hope listeners will thank them for doing the right thing while encouraging them to stay the course,” AFP state director Donald Bryson said in a statement the organization released Tuesday.

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