A national political group working to elect women who support abortion rights says it will spend $3 million to back North Carolina Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan's re-election in November, starting with a television ad.
EMILY's List says it began running a commercial Monday in North Carolina's three largest television markets critical of Republican challenger Thom Tillis' education record as state House speaker. The broader effort by EMILY's List also includes direct mail and online campaigning.
The commercial running through June portrays a Raleigh teacher who says her classroom is getting more crowded. A narrator blames Tillis for spending cuts to education while allowing tax breaks for some groups to continue.
The group is the latest independent expenditure group to put up big money in the Senate race.
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