Two months ago, Pat McCrory's campaign pledged to release an ethics plan for the Republican's potential administration. But now it's obvious it won't happen.
Democrat Walter Dalton released a three-page, detailed plan Aug. 29 that promised a more open and accountable government. A McCrory spokesman said the Republican would release a plan in early September.
By October, a liberal group critical of McCrory called the bluff. "When it comes to ethics, McCrory is all talk and no substance," said Gerrick Brenner, the executive director of Progress North Carolina Action.
At the time, a McCrory campaign spokesman suggested a plan was in the works. But now the campaign acknowledges it won't do so.