No company has been more supportive of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte than Charlotte-based Duke Energy. And few people have been as supportive of the party as Duke Chairman Jim Rogers.
But this week a Democratic group rejected Duke’s request to pull a TV ad attacking Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory, a former Duke employee.
The ad questions his ethics while invoking ties to the utility. “We’re disappointed with the ad,” said company spokesman Tom Williams. “It seems to have a lot of innuendo.”