Senate candidate Kay Hagan has sued incumbent Elizabeth Dole for refusing to take down TV ad.
Hagan was in Greenville Thursday and denounced the so-called "Godless" ad that's been running on television stations this week.
Hagan filed a lawsuit Thursday in Wake County Superior Court after Dole declined to remove the ad from the air.
Released this week, Dole's ad questions why Hagan went to a fundraiser at the home of a man who serves as an adviser to the Godless Americans Political Action Committee.
Dole's ad ends by showing a picture of Hagan while another woman
declares in the background, "There is no God!"
Hagan herself began running an ad that forcefully tells voters she believes in God and cites the Bible's 9th Commandment to decry her rival's tactics.
Hagan took to the airwaves Thursday with the ad, which directly declares that her Christian faith guides her life.