The political party wars continue to be fought at the complaint box at the State Board of Elections.
Democratic Party chairman Andrew Whalen filed a complaint Thursday that accuses Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory of coordinating with an independent committee of the Republican Governors Association, Ben Niolet reports. To make his case, Whalen called reporters to a news conference where he showed off a complex flow chart that attempts to lay out connections between donors to the committee and Richard Hudson, McCrory’s campaign manager.
The chart and the complaint includes no specific allegations that the McCrory campaign solicited or coordinated with the PAC, which would be a violation of state law.
"This is baseless and an absurd accusation," Hudson said, noting that the purported connections, many of which could be drawn between any political operative. "I can show you seven degrees of separation between Kevin Bacon and me, but that doesn’t mean I starred in 'Footloose.'"