“Beverly Perdue promised a positive campaign, but the first advertisement of the general election is a negative attack on Pat McCrory from a group of her supporters. What happened to ‘Positive Bev?’
“If Perdue truly practices what she preaches, she will call on her support group to immediately remove negative television advertising.
“The Perdue campaign was quick to condemn the Republican Governors Association for establishing a PAC with full transparency and disclosure of contributors. Now Perdue has a 527 established in secrecy and without disclosure of contributors running negative attacks. The group reported no contributions for the second quarter but bought over $300,000 worth of negative television advertising just four weeks later. It is obvious that they do not want North Carolina voters to know where their contributions are coming from.
“The McCrory campaign calls on Beverly Perdue to demand that her support group, The Alliance for North Carolina, immediately disclose the sources of their money.
“The Alliance for North Carolina was formerly called the Pioneer Majority and its past contributions came from government employee unions and the Democratic Governors Association. Apparently the first negative campaign ads for Perdue are paid for by government employee unions from other states. “What has Perdue promised in return for such strong outside support?
“Yesterday on WBT radio in Charlotte, Perdue refused to answer a direct question about her support for collective bargaining and the right to strike by police officers, firemen, EMTs and other state employees.
“Where do you stand, Beverly, on allowing government employees to go on strike?”
Editor's Note: Your blogger loved the ending statement, above, provided by the McCrory campaign. Thanks to them for paying homage to the late Senator Jesse Helms in his 1984 Senate race against Governor Hunt. During that campaign, he repeatedly asked oft wavering Governor, "Where do you stand, Jim?"