Pat McCrory's strong run in the governor's race makes him a hot endorsement for state legislative candidates -- but now his popularity is even being used to help elect a congressional candidate.
The Republican recorded a robo call recently for David Rouzer's campaign against Democratic Congressman Mike McIntyre. The 7th District is one of the most expensive in the country and the race is being closely watched nationwide.
In the 40-second call, McCrory calls Rouzer his "good friend" and a "a hard working problem solving conservative." "While Mitt and I are working hard on real solutions to fix the problems facing our state and country, we need David Rouzer doing the same thing in Congress," McCrory says.
He also takes a dig at McIntyre using a favorite Republican attack line saying Rouzer "won't be voting with Nancy Pelosi." His partisan jab would seem to undermine his repeated talk about bipartisanship and working across the aisle if elected governor.