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Senate race in North Carolina brings avalanche of attack ads
Senate race in North Carolina brings avalanche of attack ads

In the seemingly endless and muddy slog of ads in North Carolina's U.S. Senate campaign, weary viewers recently were faced with a dilemma: Which angry schoolteacher to believe? "I always want my students to start with facts and the fact is, Thom Tillis is terrible for education in North Carolina," grade-school teacher Vivian Connell says from a classroom in a commercial that attacks the school funding record of Tillis, the Republican candidate in the Senate race. A few minutes later, another classroom: "As a teacher, when someone gets something wrong, I correct it," says Judy Wilburn, asserting that Tillis raised education funding. The commercials, aired by...

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