NC Dems in panic mode?

Reports are saying that Kay Hagan and her liberal posse in North Carolina are  launching “a $9.1 million TV blitz in North Carolina attacking Republican Thom Tillis.” (from the Charlotte Observer.)

The story goes on:

The ad buy, the largest so far in North Carolina, would be paid out through the end of the campaign. It reflects both the outside interest in a race that will help decide control of the Senate and, some say, concern about Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan.

The Hagan/Tillis race is one of the most hotly contended races to watch this fall. The most recent polls have had Tillis up slightly.