Burr, Ross Unveil 1st TV Ads for Senate Race

Aug 24, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The two major-party candidates for U.S. Senate in North Carolina have unveiled their first television ads for the fall election.

Republican incumbent Richard Burr's campaign says a commercial that started airing Tuesday highlights a black pastor who runs a Raleigh center designed to help children from low-income families learn science and math. The campaign says the center uses child-care subsidies — something Burr has worked on in the Senate.

Burr's campaign said the ad is part of a previously announced $5.1 million commercial buy.

The Ross team announced Monday an ad featuring a "phone call' between Ross and someone playing Burr was running in selected television markets. The commercial seeks to paint Burr as a beneficiary of special interest money who has voted to cut taxes for the wealthy.