Democrats spend $4M more aiding Beasley in NC Senate race

 National Democrats getting outspent by rival Republican groups in North Carolina's

U.S. Senate race sought to narrow the gap Tuesday by running a new commercial criticizing GOP nominee Ted Budd on his abortion views.

Senate Majority PAC, aligned with Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y

it's spending over $4 million for an ad campaign over the next two weeks,

it's spending over $4 million for an ad campaign over the next two weeks,

which includes a television commercial running in all major markets.

The commercial features a physician who warns viewers about Budd's support for legislation that would restrict abortions.

“The truth is women should be in charge of their own health care decisions, not politicians like Ted Budd,” Dr. Erica Pettigrew says in the ad.

Tuesday’s announcement brings the amount spent by Senate Majority PAC against Budd or for Democratic nominee Cheri Beasley this year to $10.5 million

That compares to over $20 million that the Senate Leadership Fund — which backs Republican Senate candidates and is linked to Minority Leader Mitch McConnel