Dan Bishop launches first TV ad of 9th District race

Dan Bishop launches first TV ad of 9th District race

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sen. Dan Bishop, R-Mecklenburg, is launching the first television ad of the new 9th Congressional District race.

“Clowns” features Bishop standing next to inflatable clowns with the faces of Dan McCready and other Democratic figures including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Nancy Pelosi.

[LINK: "Clowns" ad]

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In the ad, the narrator calls Bishop a battle-tested conservative who will build President Donald Trump’s border wall, support gun rights and defend our values.

“Voters need to understand there are two very different Dans in this race with two very different plans for our country,” Matt Judge, campaign manager for Bishop said in a news release. “’Right Dan’ Bishop will go to Washington and support President Trump’s agenda by stopping illegal immigration, protecting the unborn, safeguarding the second amendment, lowering taxes and controlling government spending. ‘Wrong Dan’ McCready is opposed by the NRA and backed by radical pro-abortion groups like Planned Parenthood and Feminist Majority PAC because they know ‘Wrong Dan’ will back Nancy Pelosi, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, Ihan Omar and the other radical leftist Democrats’ agenda for open borders, abortion on demand and gun control.”

The Bishop campaign said the ad-buy is districtwide and the cost is in the six-figure range.

In response to the ad, a spokesperson for Dan McCready called it “light on facts.”

"This ad is exactly what North Carolina has come to expect from Dan Bishop, heavy of the falsehoods, light on the facts,” Aaron Simpson, spokesman for Dan McCready said.