Schumer PAC Drops Another $4 Million On Ads For Democratic NC Senate Candidate

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Democratic NY Sen. Chuck Schumer is using his political action committee (PAC) to fund millions of dollars in ads against Republican candidate North Carolina Rep. Tedd Budd in the critical U.S. Senate race.

Senate Majority PAC, which recently paid $4 million to run television ads denouncing Budd’s pro-life views, announced it would spend another $4 million in TV ad buys in the final two weeks of the November midterms, reported WGHP.

After critics claimed the national Democratic Party was ignoring her race, Schumer’s PAC boosted Democrat Senate candidate and former North Carolina Supreme Court chief justice Cheri Beasley’s campaign with around $15 million, the outlet reported. Schumer’s PAC raised over $38 million before the end of June, according to the latest campaign finance summary.

The president of Senate Majority PAC, J.B. Poersch, said Beasley’s campaign was “strong,” which “made this race more competitive by the day,” adding that these ads will highlight Budd’s “extreme record” on abortion and farmers. (RELATED: Democrats In 4 Key Races Pressed Biden To Defund Border Enforcement Agencies, Grant Mass Amnesty: Report)

“Our latest investments will ensure that voters continue to see and hear the truth about Ted Budd’s self-serving agenda to benefit himself at North Carolina’s expense all the way through to Election Day,” Poersch said, reported WGHP.

North Carolina Democrats claim that when one of Budd’s companies filed for bankruptcy, it left local farmers holding around $50 million in debt. They also slam Budd for voting against the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, “which included provisions to boost North Carolina’s hemp, cotton, and textile industries, and protect North Carolina livestock,” according to Democrat North Carolin state Rep. Ashton Clemmons.

GOP leadership paid $3.4 million for ads supporting Budd, according to WGHP. Republican North Carolina state Senate candidate Paul Schumacher told the outlet the $8 million in last-minute TV ad buys shows the Democrats are “trying to exploit that issue in order to fix their turnout problem.”

“How well they fix their turnout problem is going to affect how well they do on election night. And right now, they’re not doing a very good job of that,” Schumacher said.