But if you watch WRAL and some other stations around the state, you might see something that looks an awful lot like a campaign ad targeting U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, a Greensboro Democrat.
"Sen. Kay Hagan can make energy a big part of improving our economy," says the voice over. "She can choose economic growth and American jobs, not slow them with job-killing energy taxes."
The ads comes as Congress works to avoid combination of tax increases and spending cuts generally -- and inaccurately -- described as the "fiscal cliff."
North Carolina isn't exactly an energy state yet, but state lawmakers did embark on a process that will clear the way for shale gas exploration -- fracking -- last year. It is worth noting that Hagan is up for election in 2014 and that this may just be the first mass communication of that campaign.
In case you haven't seen the ad, it is linked below:
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