The National Republican Senatorial Committee launched seven billboards this week targeting Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina as a lawmaker who is too closely aligned with President Obama’s agenda.
“Kay Hagan promised North Carolinians that she would govern as a centrist, but instead has been a Democratic partisan, supporting the president’s signature initiatives lock, stock and barrel,” NRSC spokeswoman Brook Hougesen said.
The billboards look like a piece of notebook paper with a list of Ms. Hagan’s accomplishments, only the first three items are question marks and the fourth is “Obamacare.”
The ads will be posted around high-population areas of the Tarheel State, namely Greensboro, Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Raleigh-Durham.
Ms. Hagan, who joined the Senate in 2009, holds one of several Democrat-controlled seats the NRSC is targeting as potential pickups in 2014.
Ms. Hagan’s campaign website describes the lawmaker as anything but idle, a contrast to the Republicans’ portrayal of her.
“Kay Hagan knows you can’t make a difference standing on the sidelines,” it says. “When North Carolinians need one of their own to advocate for them, they turn to Kay because of her common sense, independent, results-oriented record. She’s never been afraid to work hard to bridge partisan divides, and she always puts people before politics.”