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Conservative group hits Kay Hagan, touts Thom Tillis

Americans for Prosperity is targeting Democrat U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan in a new web ad about renewable energy at the same time the conservative organization touts Republican Thom Tillis on taxes.

Tillis, the House speaker, announced last week his intentions to challenge Hagan an filed campaign papers this week.

The timing of the two ad campaigns is coincidental, said Dallas Woodhouse, the group's North Carolina director. "They have nothing to do with each other," he said.

AFP spends big money to hit Obama on the national debt

Americans for Prosperity is shifting gears to expressly oppose President Barack Obama, launching a new television ad Wednesday that will appear in North Carolina.

The conservative group backed by the Koch brothers plans to spend about $25 million nationwide before Labor Day to put the 30-second spot about the national debt on TV, including between $850,000 to $1 million a week in North Carolina.

Conservative AFP hits airwaves with ad attacking Obama

As we reported earlier, Americans for Prosperity is hitting North Carolina televisions today with a negative advertisement aimed at President Barack Obama. See it above. And read an ABC story fact-checking it here.

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