August 9, 2017/Press

NCDP Statement on Baseless NC GOP Allegations

Raleigh – North Carolina Democratic Party Executive Director Kimberly Reynolds released the following statement responding to baseless attacks from the NC GOP against Governor Cooper:

“This is a complete waste of time and a sad attempt to distract from the NC GOP’s flailing agenda, sinking poll numbers, and Governor Cooper’s popularity. Dallas Woodhouse and the NC GOP are the ones who have actually committed election violations, and their hypocrisy to toss around serious – and false – claims like this while they committed actual election law violations last fall is stunning.”

BACKGROUND

In 2016, NC GOP Took $1.5 Million from RGA to Support McCrory. According to filings, the Republican Governors Association channeled $1.5 million in corporate contributions to the NC GOP, a move designed to circumvent state limits on the size of individual contributions and prohibitions on corporate donations. [WRAL, 10/29/16]

As Executive Director of Carolina Rising, Dallas Woodhouse Admitted on Live TV to Flaunting Elections Law. Dallas Woodhouse confirmed on live TV from the floor of the Tillis victory party on election night that Carolina Rising operated as a political organization – not as the 501(c) nonprofit it listed as – saying “$4.7 million, we did it.” [Open Secrets, 12/14/16]

New Poll Found Democrats Lead GOP on Generic 2018 Ballot, Public Disapproves of GOP Agenda, and Governor Cooper Holds Strong Approval Ratings. Democrats have a 46% – 40% lead on the generic legislative ballot for 2018; 60% of voters oppose the GOP-led partisan attacks on AG Stein; and Gov. Cooper has a +15 net approval rating (48% vs. 33%), a far better position than McCrory at this point in his tenure (-12 net, 39% vs. 51%). [Public Policy Polling, 8/9/17]

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