(RoyalPatriot.com )- With less than three weeks left before the midterm elections are held, Democrats are starting to funnel money to races they believe are very important to their chances to hold onto control of both chambers of Congress.
The latest race they’re pumping money into is a Senate race in North Carolina, where they’re hoping Cheri Beasley will be able to take down Republican Representative Ted Budd, who has the backing of former President Donald Trump.
The seat that the two are running for in the Senate is coming open because Republican Senator Richard Burr is retiring from Congress at the end of this term.
Budd is set to try to keep the seat for the GOP. He’s an ally of Trump and represents the 13th Congressional District of North Carolina in the House of Representatives.
Beasley, meanwhile, is a former justice on the state Supreme Court, and is the Democrats’ hopeful to gain the seat for the liberals. The Democrats believe they can capture this seat, since Trump only narrowly carried North Carolina during the 2020 presidential election.
This is just one race that the Democrats are zoning in on, hoping to steal away as many seats as possible from the GOP in their quest to hang onto their narrow majority in the upper chamber of Congress.
To that end, just last week, the Senate Majority PAC said they’d be sending $4 million in support to this race in North Carolina. That PAC is aligned with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who himself has said that he would contribute some of his own campaign funds to help support other liberals facing tightly-contested races.
The ad campaign that the PAC is running is on TV and lasts 30 seconds. It attacks Budd specifically for his abortion position, featuring a doctor who calls out Budd for his stance on the issue.
Dr. Erica Pettigrew is featured in the ads attacking Budd, and she says:
“Budd would criminalize abortion, which would put doctors like me in jail.”
For his part, Budd has said that he’ll protect the “sanctity of life” in Congress and doesn’t at all support a woman’s right to get an abortion.
Abortion has been a major focus of the Democratic Party ever since the Supreme Court overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade decision in June. That eroded federal protections for abortion, and left the decision on how to handle the issue to individual states
Republicans have mainly said they plan to crack down on abortion further, with some in Congress pledging they’ll codify stricter abortion rules into federal law if they gain control of both chambers of Congress.
Democrats have attempted to appeal to the emotions of people on the other side of that debate, saying a vote for their candidates is a vote for choice. Liberals have specifically tried to target moderate Republican women and independent voters to their side based around their stance on abortion, in an attempt to pick up more votes than they’ve had in some races in the past.