A liberal group is airing ads that target U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole.
Majority Action, a 527 group started in 2005 with help from investor George Soros, is spending $25,000 to $30,000 airing radio ads statewide this week that highlight Dole's record on gas-related issues.
"Now we know why Kay Hagan refused to disavow third party attack groups — she's been planning on using them all along," said Dole spokesman Hogan Gidley in a statement.
He noted that Majority Action uses the same law firm as Hagan's campaign, Perkins Coie.
But Bill Buck, a Democratic consultant who serves as executive director of Majority Action, said the group has no ties to Hagan's campaign and is simply an "issue advocacy" ad.
"Perkins Coie is a huge national firm with a ton of clients," he said. "That's a goofy statement to make."