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TV Ads About Cheri Beasley’s Record on Violent Crime Lack Context

TV Ads About Cheri Beasley’s Record on Violent Crime Lack Context

Democrat Cheri Beasley’s record in North Carolina Supreme Court cases involving violent crime is the subject of competing TV ads in the state’s U.S. Senate race. But neither ad gives viewers all of the necessary context for the claims portraying Beasley, a former state chief justice, as either weak or tough on crime.

Senate Majority PAC

A super PAC with a singular “mission” to help Democrats “win Senate races.”

Senate Majority PAC

A super PAC “solely dedicated to building a Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate.”

Senate Majority PAC

A Democratic super PAC devoted to restoring a Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate.

Medicare Scare Tactics

Medicare Scare Tactics

Democratic TV ads warn seniors that “right now, your Medicare coverage is in danger” of “deep, automatic cuts” by “unelected Washington bureaucrats.” But those cuts, according to current estimates, wouldn’t be implemented until 2023, and they would amount to a fraction of Medicare growth that year.

Opposition Overreach in Nevada

Opposition Overreach in Nevada

Here we go again: opposition researchers spinning sensational-sounding claims from flimsy facts. This time it’s a Democratic ad claiming GOP Rep. Joe Heck of Nevada voted “23 times” against banning terrorists from buying guns.

Twisting Toomey’s Tax Record

Twisting Toomey’s Tax Record

An ad from a Democratic super PAC misleadingly claims Republican Sen. Pat Toomey supported a “$1,300 tax hike for working families.” He did not.

Senate Majority PAC

A Democratic super PAC devoted to regaining a Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate.

Spinning ‘Tax Breaks’ for Outsourcing

Spinning ‘Tax Breaks’ for Outsourcing

Who says Congress can’t get anything done? As a new TV spot in New Hampshire once again demonstrates, it excels at grinding out symbolic votes that become fodder for political attack ads.