McCrory Says He Supports Offshore Drilling In TV Ad

Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory is airing a television advertisement about offshore drilling in part to challenge an ad from an outside group.

The Charlotte mayor on Wednesday unveiled the first TV ad of his general election.

In the ad, McCrory said he supports deep-sea oil exploration as well as conservation. It says his challenger, Democratic Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue, is 100 percent opposed to drilling. Perdue says the ad is untrue.

McCrory campaign strategist Jack Hawke says the campaign is paying $150,000 to run the ad for 10 days.

The ad is designed in part to neutralize an ad by the Democratic-funded Alliance for North Carolina. Its ad criticizes McCrory's stand on the minimum wage and community college tuition but doesn't mention drilling.

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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Aug 14, 2008 at 10:10 AM
    Alliance is a liberal organization which doesn't want us drill or save our economy unless Obama Bin Laudin Oks it. It has to be Obamas idea. These lies they put in commercials is typical of what they do. Say it often enough and it is true. The Alliance is also very socialist.
  • by wendy Location: gboro,nc on Aug 13, 2008 at 02:32 PM
    We will see who is being honest.Alot of promises,now we we see who delivers?
  • by Mr. Bob on Aug 13, 2008 at 02:10 PM
    This is our man. McCrory /08. No liberals please.

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