Democratic North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan has been one of many Democratic senators avoiding President Barack Obama, even refusing to say whether or not she thought the president has done a good job. But the Hagan campaign came out with an eleventh-hour radio ad of Obama endorsing Hagan and asking his supporters to vote for her.
NARRATOR: From President Obama:
OBAMA: North Carolina, we need to send a message this election. If you want to make a difference, here is your chance: Vote for Democrats and Sen. Kay Hagan on Nov. 4. You know Kay Hagan has been tirelessly creating job opportunities here at home and supporting a higher minimum wage. But Republicans have been cutting investments in education while protecting tax breaks for the wealthy, so let’s send them a message by voting for someone who shares our priorities. Voting is easy, so stand with me, President Obama, and take responsibility in moving North Carolina forward by voting for Kay Hagan on Nov. 4. A senator you can count on.
NARRATOR: So please join President Obama in supporting Sen. Kay Hagan by voting on Tuesday, Nov. 4.
The Hill notes that ad wasn’t released to the press, didn’t go out until the eve of Election Day, and is “likely targeted at turning out African American voters.”