The Pat McCrory campaign on Friday released its 2012 statement of economic interest, but not the tax return that Democrats have been calling for.
The statement notes that McCrory, the GOP candidate for governor, has an interest in Duke Energy Co., his former employer, Spectra, Tree/Lending Tree, and the Kewaunee Scientific Corporation. (Note: His economic interest form is not new -- click here for a February report on the document when he filed it with his candidacy papers.)
It also says he received a salary from Moore & Van Allen law firm, a consultant fee from McCrory & Company, an honorarium form the Tulsa Council of Governors, as well as owning a 401K plan.
He reported receiving director's fees/stock from Lending Tree, a lending/mortgage company, directors fee from Kewaunee , a manufacturing firm, a consultant fee from Bentley Systems, an engineering software firm; a consultant fees from Public Financial Management, a finance management company; a consultant fee from Belo Corp., a media company, and a honorarium from the YMCA.
The McCrory campaign also called on Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton, the Democratic nominee for governor, to release all of his travel records during his years as lieutenant governor and state senator. McCrory released his travel records from his 14 years as Charlotte mayor.
"The people of North Carolina deserve government transparency from their elected leaders and how their tax dollars are spent," said Ricky Diaz, McCrory's spokesman. "We're calling on Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton to not continue the Ealsey/Perdue tradition of secrecy and release all his travel records during his years serving in the state Senate and as lieutenant governor.''
Dalton has released his tax returns, and has called on McCrory to do the same – something that McCrory has declined to do.
"It takes a special sort of lobbyist double-speak for Pat McCrory to refuse to release his financial records while simultaneously demanding special credit for transparency," said Ford Porter," Dalton's campaign spokesman. "Walter Dalton has always dutifully released public documents and gone above and beyond by releasing his tax records. While Walter Dalton will continue to honor and release public records, the real question is ‘Who has paid Pat McCrory, and for what?”