UPDATED 9:34 AM PT — Tuesday, June 9, 2020
North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis released a new television ad highlighting his working-class background ahead of his November reelection bid. The Republican lawmaker unveiled the $500,000 ad on Monday.
Tillis is facing a major challenge from Democrat Cal Cunningham who’s part of the Democrat effort to flip the Senate blue. With his most recent ad spot, Tillis’ campaign has spent more than $1.2 million on general election advertising.
The Republican senator prides himself on growing up in a family living paycheck-to-paycheck, while building himself from the ground up. Tillis’ campaign has vowed to advocate for those with similar backgrounds to him and have said he will fight for their jobs.
I went from short-order cook, to warehouse clerk, to partner at IBM.
And now, all North Carolinians deserve to have the opportunity to achieve the American Dream, just like I did.
That’s why my job is fighting for your job. pic.twitter.com/Stqh0g70Wt
— Thom Tillis (@ThomTillis) June 9, 2020
With Tillis and Cunningham neck-and-neck in the polls, the race in North Carolina is expected to be one of the most expensive of the election cycle.