Under the Dome

Ads counter ‘war on women’ messaging

A pair of new TV ads began airing Sunday nationally pushing back against the Democrats’ continued emphasis on a supposed GOP “war on women.” The commercial comes as the gender gap has become an current issue in the U.S. Senate campaign between Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tills.

The spot that generated the most reaction — mixed — depicts a woman confiding in viewers about her bad boyfriend. It doesn’t take long to realize the other half of the souring relationship is President Barack Obama.

She concludes with: “I know I’m stuck with Barack for two more years. I get that. But I’m not stuck with his friends.”

The ad comes from a group calling itself Americans for Shared Prosperity, which is run by John Jordan, a multimillionaire winery owner in California. Politico reports the ads will run during TV news shows and digitally on national news media websites for several days.