Pat McCrory's gubernatorial campaign isn't just asking television stations to stop running a commercial, it has now filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission.
That's according to a news release from the Pat McCrory committee.
The release states the campaign has requested the FCC take "immediate action to enforce the law and require stations to stop airing the Democratic Governors Association’s false and illegal ad."
The campaign asserts the ad is not only untrue, but that is doesn't identify the "true sponsor of the ad: the Democratic Governor's Association."
The Associated Press reported this weekend that a lawyer for the group that produced the ad, the North Carolina Citizens for Progress, said it's complying with North Carolina law and the ad's content is fully documented.
NC Citizens For Progress issued a statement today. Below is part of the response from the statement.
"Once again, had McCrory exercised a modicum of reasonable due diligence prior to making accusations as to funding disclosure, they would have discovered that Citizens has fully and timely complied with all applicable federal and state political campaign law disclaimer and disclosure requirements. All currently required federal and state filings by Citizens are, and future filings will be, publically available with the appropriate regulatory agencies."
Previous Associated Press Story:
Pat McCrory's gubernatorial campaign is demanding television stations stop running a commercial bankrolled by the Democratic Governors Association, arguing it made false claims about his activities linked to a Charlotte-based business.
An attorney for McCrory sent a memo to stations running the ad that launched Friday.
The ad seeks to tie McCrory's position on the board of directors of Tree.com Inc. with financial settlements or penalties by company subsidiaries over lending or mortgage practices.
McCrory was in his last year as Charlotte mayor when he joined the board. The memo says McCrory was never a lobbyist for Tree.com when the ad suggested he was while mayor.
A lawyer for the group that produced the ad said it's complying with North Carolina law and the ad's content is fully documented.