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Senate Majority PAC brackets Tillis

Posted March 26

This is a still image from the Senate Majority PAC's "Bracket" ad.

As expected, Senate Majority PAC began running an ad in support of U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan's re-election bid this week, slamming one of her main Republican rivals as too closely tied to the Koch brothers. 

This is the second foray this election cycle into North Carolina for Senate Majority, a independent spending group that backs Democrats running for U.S. Senate. 

The ad takes aim at state House Speaker Thom Tillis, the polling and money leader among the eight Republicans hoping to take on Hagan this fall. 

"In the Senate, he'll support a plan that ends Medicare as we know it," says the voice-over in the ad.

That claim is very similar to one made by Patriot Majority in an ad broadcast earlier this year. Tillis has not said exactly what he might support in terms of health policy when he reaches the Senate. 

David and Charles Koch are wealthy industrialists who help bankroll a number of groups, including Americans for Prosperity, which has spent around $7 million in North Carolina running ads that criticize Hagan for supporting the Affordable Care Act. 

Senate Majority is expected to spend roughly $1 million airing the ad across North Carolina.

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  • goldenosprey Mar 27, 4:46 p.m.

    "I agree with the Pope: “This opinion (Trickle Down Economics), which has never been confirmed... View More

    — Posted by A cold hard dose of Franz

    Actually under Reagan, the gap between the very rich and the rest of us really began to blow wide open. Conservatives have been working to expand that gap ever since.

    “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”

    ― John Steinbeck

  • bill15 Mar 27, 1:33 p.m.

    Wood Chipper, call it "Supply Side Economics" if you prefer. It's the social engineering that gives the wealthy the breaks and the power and it is evident that it causes income disparity. Reagan increased spending and debt. You don't get to rewrite history. If you liked Reagan's plan, you should have pushed for Obama to spend more and borrow more. It does goose the economy.

    CBO figures:
    Federal outlays (total spending) rose by 40 percent under Reagan’s first four budgets (fiscal year 1985 vs. Carter’s last budget for fiscal 1981). That was two-and-a-half times faster than the rate of inflation, which rose 16 percent during the same period, as measured by the Consumer Price Index.
    And far from cutting debt, Reagan borrowed more heavily than previous presidents. In Reagan’s first term, debt owed to the public increased by nearly 91 percent by the end of fiscal year 1985, compared with what it had been at the end of Carter’s fiscal 1981.

  • bill15 Mar 27, 12:36 p.m.

    Hi, to answer your questions: I oppose Citizens United. I don't like corporations being afforded the rights of the individual and I think a wealthy man should have a vote but no more political power than a poor man.

    And i think it's American to throw the snowball that knocks the top hat off the elitist tycoon. I believe an American should tip the doorman. I believe in a Meritocracy not a Plutocracy. I believe the estate tax should be re-instated.

    I agree with the Pope: “This opinion (Trickle Down Economics), which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naïve trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system,”

    But y'all keep assisting the billionaires and keep hoping you strike it rich someday.

  • notexactly Mar 27, 10:19 a.m.

    CASADELRICHMAN: Your concern for the welfare of billionaire industrialists is so endearing. The... View More

    — Posted by bill15

    Medical & Cancer Research
    A prostate cancer survivor, Mr. Koch has donated $100 million as prime... View More

    — Posted by IBnormal

    I must admit that I appreciate this information. I did not know that the Koch brothers have done... View More

    — Posted by uBnice

    And how are they anti American?? I mean you must have an example so please let us know. Looks like to me they are pillars of their community. Are you? Are any of your dem buddies? Are any corps owned by dems? Who are the major donors to the dems super pacs. Are they pillars of their communities? How many dem billionaires donate that much to benefit all people? Do you want a pound of flesh from them too?

  • notexactly Mar 27, 10:13 a.m.

    CASADELRICHMAN: Your concern for the welfare of billionaire industrialists is so endearing. The... View More

    — Posted by bill15

    Medical & Cancer Research
    A prostate cancer survivor, Mr. Koch has donated $100 million as prime... View More

    — Posted by IBnormal

    I agree with you. I wonder if BILL15 has any problems with big corps giving money to the dems? Or the unions backing the dems. Or someone donating money to save a tree foundations? Its amazing to me that if a corp donates money to a republican party candidate, that they are deemed VILLIANS, no matter how many other donations they give that benefits all. But there is no mention of the dem party donors. I guess all corps are owned by reps and none by dems. WOW that is amazing!! I wonder what they call Warren Buffet for his large donations, or soros? Guess that is different in the fairyland world of the dems.

  • 68_dodge_polara Mar 27, 10:12 a.m.

    CASADELRICHMAN: Your concern for the welfare of billionaire industrialists is so endearing. The... View More

    — Posted by bill15

    Medical & Cancer Research
    A prostate cancer survivor, Mr. Koch has donated $100 million as prime... View More

    — Posted by IBnormal

    I must admit that I appreciate this information. I did not know that the Koch brothers have done so many of the things you list.

    It's good to know they are good people as well as great patriots fighting hard for freedom and democracy.

    Thank you David, Julia, and Charles Koch!

  • NC_interest Mar 27, 10:12 a.m.

    The Koch brother seem to be great philanthropists, however why do they deem it necessary to only attack Certain candidates, and not actively attack those that they bankroll for bad decisions . They should continue to donate money to valid institutions and quit wasting money to buy elections.

  • uBnice Mar 27, 9:51 a.m.

    CASADELRICHMAN: Your concern for the welfare of billionaire industrialists is so endearing. The... View More

    — Posted by bill15

    Medical & Cancer Research
    A prostate cancer survivor, Mr. Koch has donated $100 million as prime... View More

    — Posted by IBnormal

    I must admit that I appreciate this information. I did not know that the Koch brothers have done so many of the things you list.

    Makes you wonder why they are so anti-American when it comes to politics, freedom, and democracy.

  • 68_dodge_polara Mar 27, 9:31 a.m.

    Arts & Culture
    In 2013, the Metropolitan Museum of Art formally broke ground for the new David H.... View More

    — Posted by IBnormal

    What? No one said that however George Soros is a billionaire and Socialist. Do some research.

  • uBnice Mar 27, 9:26 a.m.

    Arts & Culture
    In 2013, the Metropolitan Museum of Art formally broke ground for the new David H.... View More

    — Posted by IBnormal

    I understand. Art Pope and family has also given a lot of money to UNC, including UNC athletics.

    I wonder how much tax relief the Koch brothers get for those hefty donations?

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