Pat McCrory boasts that he has never run a negative ad in his campaign.
And McCrory manages in his new radio ad to bash Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue, the Democratic candidate, for her negative ads before hitting her in his own.
The ad features a conversation between McCrory "Henry" — though not the same one as in a recent Perdue radio ad — about why McCrory doesn't "go after" Perdue.
"Bev, she believes she can get elected by tearing me down. I believe in telling you what I'm going to do as a leader ... and not untruthfully attacking my opponent?" McCrory says in the ad.
He then argues that recent attacks over landfills and road policies are inaccurate and unfair.
But during the ad, McCrory also argues that Perdue wants to spend road money on "things like a teapot museum," while "Henry" says he heard former House Speaker Joe Mavretic said you can't believe her.
After the jump, the script.
Henry: Hey ... aren't you Pat McCrory?
Henry: I'm Henry.
Pat: Hi Henry.
Henry: Pat ... been hearing some negative stuff about you from Bev Perdue...
Pat: Yeah, I heard three of her negative ads about me just today and heck I wouldn't even vote for me after hearing them
Henry: Then why don't you go after her?
Pat: Bev, she believes she can get elected by tearing me down. I believe in telling you what I'm going to do as a leader ... and not untruthfully attacking my opponent?
Henry: So what about that Yankee garbage?
Pat: It's pure garbage, Henry. It's so ridiculous. No one including me wants to dump garbage in our beautiful state.
Henry: What about our roads?
Pat: Well, our roads are a mess. Bev Perdue has proposed taking road money for things like a teapot museum. This is the culture of corruption that I want to change. I'll fix our roads and build a good system interconnecting the whole state.
Henry: I heard Speaker Joe Mavretic say you couldn't believe a word Bev Perdue says ... guess he's right...
Pat: Yeah and he was a respected Democrat leader. I'd appreciate your vote for positive change.
Henry: You got it, Pat.
Pat: I'm Pat McCrory, candidate for governor and I approved and paid for this ad.
|McCrory radio ad|