- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Efforts have failed to approve legislation doing away with North Carolina’s “bathroom bill.” So Democrats are now targeting Republican legislators who have spoken publicly about the need for repealing the law known as House Bill 2.

The state Democratic Party announced Wednesday it’s running for one week digital ads critical of five House GOP members. The ads urge each identified lawmaker be held “accountable.”

The five were among Republicans voting Tuesday to block debate on an amendment to repeal the law, which also limits LGBT rights. A House GOP leader said the amendment didn’t comply with rules requiring it be relevant to the original bill considered. Democrats argue the votes were tantamount to opposing repeal.

Republicans and Democrats have been blaming each other about why potential compromises have fallen apart.

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