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Anti Hagan billboards going up across NC

Americans for Prosperity said Friday that it is planning a billboard campaign in the Research Triangle and the Piedmont Triad questioning Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan's stance on the issue of carbon emissions tax.

Hagan has said she opposes such a tax, and the carbon emissions tax has no political traction in Congress now.

But the conservative group is basing its campaign on Hagan's vote in March on two amendment -- one against an amendment that would return revenues for any fee on carbon pollution to the American public through deficit reduction and another against block a carbon tax.

"Whey didn't Sen Kay Hagan vote against the Carbon Tax? Ask her'' say the billboards that will go up along Interstate Highways 40, 8, and 95 close to the cities of Burlington, Dunn, Durham, Greensboro, Lexington and Newton Grove.

This follows up on an internet advertising campaign that Americans for Prosperity ran against Hagan on the same issue in June.

The billboards come on the heels of a radio advertising campaign announced earlier this month by the American Energy Alliance criticizing Hagan on the carbon emissions tax.

Americans for Prosperity is a group started by the by the Koch brothers, whose investments include oil refining facilities. The American Energy Alliance also has ties to Koch Industries.

Hagan faces a difficult re-eleciton campaign next year.

UPDATE: Preston Elliott, Hagan's campaign manager responded: "Senator Hagan is standing up for North Carolina families and our
state's jobs each and every day. She opposes a carbon tax, and she is
promoting policies that will reduce regulations and spur economic
development and growth across the state. She will continue focusing on
jobs as her top priority unlike the special interest outsiders trying
to distort her record."

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