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TV Ad Targeting House Speaker To Be Released Monday

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A campaign ad that targets House Speaker Jim Black and state Democratic Party leadership will be unveiled Monday.

Republican State Sen. Andrew Brock sponsored the new attack ad. It hits on the investigation surrounding Jim Black and an alleged payoff that helped him keep his job as House Speaker.

Black has not been charged and denies he broke any laws. Former lawmaker Michael Decker said in federal court he took $50,000 to help Black keep his seat as House Speaker.

Republicans hope the scandal will help them win control of the House in the next election.

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