As the GOP rallies its troops, the state Democratic Party released its own web video Thursday casting Pat McCrory as a puppet of special interests.
In the two-minute video, a faux McCrory campaign staff sits around a boardroom table talking about the candidate's polling problem. Two suited men, one sipping a martini, lay under the table and give the Republican candidate advice. GOP financier and Democratic boogeyman Art Pope's name even makes a cameo, written on a white board behind the candidate: "Art Pope was here."
On Thursday, a liberal advocacy group, Progress North Carolina Action, also released it's own website disparaging McCrory, harping on their continued theme of "Who Pays Pat?"-- an effort designed to get the Republican candidate to release his tax returns. The kicker: What does Pat McCrory do for a living? Your guess is as good as ours." Viewers can then take an amusing survey.
McCrory's campaign spokesman Brian Nick added this: "Pat McCrory is busy visiting businesses throughout the state talking about his plan to fix North Carolina's broken economy and broken government. Perhaps Walter Dalton and his allies would be running a better campaign if they weren't too busy making home movies and websites that are better suited for a student council race than a campaign for governor."