Americans for Prosperity seeking Ross defeat in N Carolina


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A conservative limited-government group is actively campaigning against Democratic nominee Deborah Ross in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race.

Americans for Prosperity North Carolina announced Tuesday it would send out more than 500,000 mailers and emphasize its opposition to Ross in its field activities. Ross is trying to unseat Republican Sen. Richard Burr in November.

The group often focuses on issues and does not directly work for or against a candidate. State AFP Director Donald Bryson says it’s targeting Ross this time because of what he calls her record while serving in the legislature of raising taxes and supporting “reckless government spending.”

Burr also unveiled Tuesday a new television ad highlighting his work passing legislation designed to help people with disabilities accumulate funds without losing Social Security and Medicaid eligibility.

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