(CNN) - The North Carolina GOP unveiled a 30-second television spot Wednesday that attacks Democratic gubernatorial candidates Beverly Perdue and Richard Moore for backing Barack Obama – the latest in a string of new ad campaigns that look to tie local Democrats to the Illinois senator.
The new ad points to "controversial figures from Barack Obama's past" and suggests that Perdue and Moore’s decision to endorse the Illinois senator raises questions about their judgment.
The Republican National Committee and presumptive GOP nominee John McCain have both asked the North Carolina state party not to run the ad.
The National Republican Congressional Committee is using Obama in another ad aimed at state Rep. Don Cazayoux, who is running for Congress. The spot ties Cazayoux to Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the issue of taxes. "Cazayoux also supports Obama's radical agenda on health care. If Don ‘Tax You’ gets to Washington, he'll do what they tell him to do," says the announcer.
And the National Republican Senatorial Committee launched Web ads last week that use Obama’s controversial ‘bitter’ comments against several prominent Democrats, including some who have not endorsed his White House bid.
The targets include Rep. Mark Udall of Colorado, Rep. Tom Udall of New Mexico, and Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu. “Will she cast her vote for Barack Obama, a man who calls small-town Americans ‘BITTER?’” asks the ad.
Other spots in the campaign include: “Will Al Franken Endorse Barack "Bitter" Obama? “Will Possible VP Mark Warner Endorse Obama?”, “Will Superdelegate John Kerry Vote for Obama?”, and “Will Failed Governor Ronnie Musgrove Endorse Barack Obama?”