Elizabeth Dole’s down in the polls. Quick, what can the Republicans do to distract North Carolinians who are losing their jobs left and right?

The North Carolina Republican State Executive Committee’s answer: Bash the gays!

The group sent out these mailers, linking Democratic challenger Kay Hagan to a “radical homosexual agenda” because she opposes an amendment to the state’s constitution that would deny gay people the right to marry, PageOneQ reports.

Pam Spaulding says the GOP is giving Hagan too much credit: “I laughed at this because as you might recall, I was dissed by the Hagan campaign for simply asking how she’d vote on pending legislation re: LGBT issues.”

Next: Rumors will surface that Fannie and Freddie are gay, and they blew all that money on their San Francisco weddings.