Radio ad pressures N. Carolina's Burr over stimulus bill

Raleigh News & ObserverFebruary 2, 2009 

A new radio ad running in Sen. Richard Burr's community of Winston-Salem urges him to support the economic stimulus package now being considered by Congress.

The ad, sponsored by Americans United for Change, references conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh, who said on his program on January 16, "I hope he fails," of President Barack Obama’s economic recovery plan. The ad urges listeners to call the U.S. Capitol switchboard.

The radio spot, narrated by a female voice, points out that the bill received no Republican votes in the House, and that it now goes to the Senate.

"The question is, Will our senator, Richard Burr, side with Rush Limbaugh too?"

The ad will run this week at WSJS-AM in Winston-Salem, according to Americans United for Change. Also helping to pay for the ad are the political action committee, the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, and the Service Employees International Union.

Burr, a Republican, is up for re-election in 2010. He has said he will not support the economic recovery stimulus bill as it now stands.

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