NCDP statement in response to NCGOP t-shirt attack

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Below please find a statement from NCDP in response to the NCGOP’s attack on t-shirts earlier today:

“If the Republican Party wants to take a stand against racism, they should start by denouncing Governor McCrory’s decision to host a fundraiser for the Jesse Helms Society, celebrating one of the most anti-civil rights leaders of the Jim Crow era. Ridiculous attacks from the governor’s campaign team won’t distract from the fact that Pat McCrory is dragging North Carolina backwards and sullying our state’s reputation.” – North Carolina Democratic Party spokesman Dave Miranda

Link to coverage of the Jesse Helms Society event tomorrow at the governor’s mansion: http://www.wral.com/helms-alumni-to-host-event-at-governor-s-mansion/15696127/