Mayor Anthony Foxx issued a condemning critique of his predecessor, Pat McCrory, Wednesday, urging N.C. delegates at the convention to pay attention to "the most important race we are not talking about right now."
"We have got to get out and work for this man," Foxx said of Walter Dalton, the Democratic candidate.
Foxx, who served on the city council when the Republican nominee was mayor, hit McCrory on transportation while talking at the North Carolina delegation's morning breakfast.
But if you read between the lines, these folks around the state are trying to talk him out of his relatively progressive positions on transportation. He's started listening to Art Pope. ... He's becoming another guy."
Pope is a top donor to Americans for Prosperity, a conservative group much reviled by Democrats.