In their TV ad, Democrats are hitting Republican Pat McCrory for his connections to Tree.com, notably his tenure on the company's board of directors. Dome asked McCrory about the issue earlier this year. Here's some excerpts from the conversation:
McCrory said there is no conflict about his tenure on the board and his campaign. "I'm allowed to make a living while seeking political office," he said. "I'm proud of my ability to make a living."
Instead of a political liability, McCrory said his board post is an asset. "It keeps me in tune with what's happening in the private sector," he said. "My board work is extremely beneficial to my understanding of the pressures that are in the private sector."
As for the mortgage lawsuits in South Carolina, McCrory wouldn't discuss his thoughts on the issue. "I know it was settled. That's all I know," he said. "It's inappropriate for me to talk about specific board work. Every corporation has lawsuits."