The National Republican Senatorial Committee is attacking Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cheri Beasley for the supporting economic policies of the Joe Biden administration.
NRSC, the Republican Party’s Senate campaign arm, said North Carolina families are struggling with 40-year high inflation but that it “hasn’t been a big issue for Cheri Beasley – in large part because she agrees with the entirety of the Biden economic agenda.”
The committee continued, “But, in cities like Charlotte, it is a MASSIVE issue.”
NRSC pointed to a recent Charlotte Observer article that highlighted the rising cost of school supplies, which has taken a toll on low- and middle-income families. It also highlighted recent Consumer Price Index figures showing a 9.1% year-over-year inflation rate in June.
Also referenced was a recent consumer survey conducted by consulting company Deloitte. The 2022 Deloitte back-to-school survey, published last week, found that more than a third of parents are concerned about making school-related payments and purchases.
The survey also found that more than half of parents expect the economy to worsen in the near-term while a third say their financial situation is worse today than it was last year.
The NRSC asserts that heightened federal spending during Biden’s presidency is the primary factor driving inflation, and that despite Beasley not being a member of Congress — and therefore having never voted in favor of said spending — she deserves a share of the blame.
“With prices through the roof, families across Charlotte and North Carolina are doing all they can to make ends meet as their children head back to school. Meanwhile, Washington Democrats continue to spend with no concern about their budget, and Senate hopefuls like Cheri Beasley stand by and support the recklessness,” NRSC spokesperson T.W. Arrighi said.
“North Carolinians are sick of the double standard, and the policies that have worsened our record inflation. Ted Budd gets it and won’t forget about the families struggling in this economy.”
Beasley and Budd, the Republican nominee, are competing to succeed retiring GOP U.S. Sen. Richard Burr. The race is expected to be close based on recent polls, and it is considered one of the most likely Democratic U.S. Senate pickups this cycle.