Bond backers run their first ad

Posted February 1

— The Connect NC Committee, which backs a a $2 billion bond proposal on the March 15 ballot, has begun running a broadcast television spot touting the bond's benefits.

"It will make our state safer and better prepared," says a woman in a military uniform, one of many people who appear in the ad, which stresses the bond won't require lawmakers to raise taxes.

The bulk of the bond will go toward university and community college spending. No money goes toward roads.

The Connect NC Committee's end-of-year campaign finance statement isn't yet available from the State Board of Elections.

"The committee's policy is to not discuss specifics of buys," said Chris Sinclair, a political consultant working on behalf of the bond.

Public documents that detail spending on the bond are not yet available for stations in the Raleigh market.

Bond opponents have said they don't plan to raise the kind of money need to buy broadcast advertising.


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