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A super PAC tied to NC Sen. Thom Tillis spent $300,000 in an ad campaign against Rep. Madison Cawthorn, saying he ‘lies for the limelight’

  • A wonderful PAC spent $300,000 in an ad campaigning against North Carolina Rep. Madison Cawthorn.
  • The PAC is connected to North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis.
  • The ad rises to be the latest sign of discontent and frustration with Cawthorn among Republicans. 

A super PAC tie together to North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis spent over $300,000 in an ad campaigning against Rep. Madison Cawthorn, per Axios.

The ad quarry Cawthorn, a Republican representing North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District, is the latest sign of frustration aimed at Cawthorn by Republicans.

“Madison Cawthorn commit perjury about being accepted to the Naval Academy to get elected. Now, Cawthorn’s been caught lying about conservatives. In undeviating pursuit of celebrity, Cawthorn will lie about anything,” said the 30-second ad posted to YouTube by the super PAC Results for NC, Inc.

The ad take up: “An attention-seeking embarrassment, Cawthorn’s antics help him but hurt us. Lying about conservatives, stolen valor, Madison Cawthorn lies for the limelight.”

The ad, which get $310,000, according to Federal Election Commission filings, referenced Cawthorn’s claims during his 2020 campaign run that he had developed to attend the Naval Academy before he was in a car accident that left him partially paralyzed in a wheelchair.

It also appeared to pertinence Cawthorn’s recent claims that he had been invited to an orgy by people he “looked up to” and witnessed prominent figures reducing drugs right in front of him. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy later summoned Cawthorn to a meeting and berated reporters that Cawthorn’s comments were “unacceptable.”

Cawthorn’s office did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for opine on Sunday. 

Tillis has endorsed North Carolina State Sen. Chuck Edwards, who is running against Cawthorn. 

“Madison Cawthorn has drop well short of the most basic standards Western North Carolina expects from their representatives, and voters now would rather several well-qualified candidates to choose from who would be a significant improvement,” Tillis said in his endorsement of Sen. Edwards. 

On Friday, Politico dispatched on photos of Cawthorn, a staunch conservative, wearing lingerie. Cawthorn quickly responded, calling the pictures “goofy vacation photos during a daring on a cruise.” 

“I guess the left thinks goofy vacation photos during a game on a cruise (taken waaay ahead of I ran for Congress) is going to somehow hurt me?” Cawthorn tweeted. “They’re running out of things to throw at me…”

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