A Republican outside group is out with a new ad criticizing U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan for her support for the Affordable Care Act.
Crossroads GPS (Grassroots Political Strategies) announced on Wednesday that the new ad (see it below) will run for one week on TV. It’s part of the group’s $3.5 million ad buy announced in May. Crossroads GPS is a major player on behalf of Republicans nationwide, but since it’s a nonprofit “social welfare” organization it doesn’t have to disclose its donors under the law.
The new ad will air in North Carolina as part of a total buy of $3,550,000 that started on May 20.
The ad says small businesses are struggling under the Affordable Care Act, cutting worker hours and freezing new hires. It said it could reduce employment in the state by 74,000 jobs, a reference to a Congressional Budget Office projection in February for the next 10 years.
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The ad’s final point repeats something state Republicans have been saying a lot _ that Hagan cast the “deciding vote” for the Affordable Care Act. Republicans in other states make the same claim about Democratic senators there. In fact, Democrats voted together in December 2009 and got 60 votes, the number needed to cut off debate on the bill and overcome a filibuster.