Under the Dome

Ad lays shutdown over Planned Parenthood at Burr’s feet

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee reports it is kicking off a digital advertising campaign to draw attention to U.S. Sen. Richard Burr’s past votes to defund Planned Parenthood.

Burr and several other Republican senators are being targeted in the five-figure ad buy as the battle in Congress over Planned Parenthood funding looms as an issue that threatens to bring a government shutdown.

“Richard Burr has repeatedly voted to defund Planned Parenthood, and with just 10 days left before a potential government shutdown, he has to decide if he’s willing to shut down the government to get his way,” said DSCC National Press Secretary Sadie Weiner.

Burr’s office had no comment on Monday.

CNN reported that the ad campaign is focused on nine senators. The DSCC identifies the senators as potentially vulnerable in their upcoming re-election bids.

The ad in North Carolina, which will appear on Facebook and Twitter beginning Monday, says: “Senator Burr voted to defund Planned Parenthood — Will he shut down the government to do it?