A super PAC with ties to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to spend $8.1 million on television ads in the North Carolina Senate race, where Republican incumbent Richard Burr is facing a spirited Democratic challenge.
With a goal of keeping the chamber in GOP hands, the Senate Leadership Fund said Thursday that it's reserving ad time starting Sept. 13 in nearly all of the state's TV markets. A nonprofit arm of the fund previously announced $2.5 million in ads praising Burr for efforts to preserve Medicare.
Burr is seeking a third Senate term. Ross is a former state legislator. Polls have shown the race to be tight even though Burr had a sizable campaign fund advantage through June.
The ad reservation was first reported by Roll Call.