- A super PAC spent $300,000 on an ad campaign against North Carolina Rep. Madison Cawthorn.
- The PAC is connected to Republican North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis.
- The announcement appears to be the latest sign of discontent and frustration with Cawthorn among Republicans.
A super PAC linked to Republican North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis has spent more than $300,000 on an ad campaign against Rep. Madison Cawthorn, per Axios.
The ad targeting Cawthorn, a Republican representing North Carolina’s 11th congressional district, is the latest sign of frustration aimed at Cawthorn by Republicans.
“Madison Cawthorn lied about getting accepted into the Naval Academy to get elected. Now Cawthorn has been caught lying about conservatives. On a perpetual quest for stardom, Cawthorn will lie about anything,” said the 30-second ad posted on YouTube by the super PAC. Results for NC, Inc.
The ad continued, “An embarrassment for attention, Cawthorn’s antics help her but hurt us. Lying about conservatives, bravery stolen, Madison Cawthorn lies for the limelight.”
The ad, which cost $310,000, according to documents filed by the Federal Election Commission, referenced Cawthorn’s claims during his 2020 election campaign that he planned to attend the Naval Academy before having a car accident which left him partially paralyzed in a wheelchair.
He also appeared to refer to Cawthorn’s recent claims that he was invited to an orgy by people he “looked up to” and saw VIPs using drugs right in front of him. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy later called Cawthorn to a meeting and told reporters that Cawthorn’s comments were “unacceptable.”
Cawthorn’s office did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment on Sunday.
Tillis endorsed North Carolina State Senator Chuck Edwards, who is running against Cawthorn.
“Madison Cawthorn is well below the most basic standards western North Carolina expects of its representatives, and voters now have a choice of several qualified candidates who would be a significant improvement,” Tillis said in her endorsement. of Senator Edwards.
On Friday, Politico reported on photos of Cawthorn, a staunch conservative, wearing lingerie. Cawthorn was quick to respond, calling the footage “goofy vacation pics from a game on a cruise.”
“I guess the left thinks goofy vacation photos at a game on a cruise (taken way before I ran for Congress) are going to hurt me somehow?” hawthorn tweeted. “They’re running out of things to throw at me…”