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New McCrory Ad

Posted September 9, 2013
Updated September 10, 2013

Gov. Pat McCrory

— A new ad featuring Gov. Pat McCrory is now on the Renew North Carolina Foundation website.

The foundation has bought air time across the state over the next month for the 60-second spot, which features McCrory talking about his administration's goals.

"We're stepping on the toes of the left and the right to make tough necessary changes," McCrory says in the ad, apparently circulating through something that looks like a dinner party.

He talks about lowering taxes, beefing up vocational training and cutting down on waste and fraud in government.

"We're getting more efficient now with your tax dollars (and) plan to use the saving to reward our best teachers," McCrory says.

The tag line: "North Carolina's future is worth stepping on a toe or two." 

A statement on Renew North Carolina's website is not attributed to any individual, but it explains: the group "advocates for policies and issues we support as a foundation committed to moving North Carolina forward."

The group says it supports specific aspects of policies McCrory has pushed while in office.

"An agenda that calls for efficiency in government, excellence in education and improving our business climate to put people back to work is not only in the best interests of the citizens of North Carolina today, but those who follow in the future," says the statement.

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  • davidgnews Sep 11, 12:13 p.m.

    " We're stepping on the toes of the left and the right to make tough necessary changes," McCrory says in the ad..."

    I've heard that song before. As long as Art Pope is working beside him with a bogus job title for a farcical $1/year, nothing is going to convince anyone he's a centrist.

    Did the commercial address any of that patronage feeding trough over at DHHS ?

  • Objective Scientist Sep 10, 1:09 p.m.

    Seems to me that this effort would be unnecessary if McCrory were merely doing a "good job". I'm neither Democrat nor Republican... rather a very VERY INDEPENDENT independent. I thought it ludicrous that Bev Perdue always "talked about" making tough decisions... she talked about it far more than she did it! McCrory talked and talked about "leadership" in his campaign... far more than he has exhibited any leadership! From my perspective my home state has struck out twice now on consecutive governors... one from one party, one from the other party. Two consecutive weak governors not capable of leading... not good for the state. That combined with a "steam-rolling" Legislature that is hell-bent on dismantling anything and everything put in place by Democrats... regardless of merit - paints a dismal near future for NC. The next election, which unfortunately does not involve the Governor, will be interesting and "telling" with regard to the future of this state!!!

  • lem07 Sep 10, 10:21 a.m.

    They have to be reported on this form (http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f13909.pdf) for the IRS to contemplate action.

  • grattsl Sep 10, 9:51 a.m.

    501(C)4 - "An organization is operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare if it is primarily engaged in promoting the common good and general welfare of the people of the community."

    This ad simple promotes ONE politician. I do hope the IRS takes away 501 status and charges them taxes, and makes them release their donor list. I would like to see who paid for it.

  • wlbbjb Sep 9, 8:21 p.m.

    "North Carolina's future is worth stepping on a toe or two."

    Govenor McCrory, do you not have any friends? You know those people that tell you when you are making a complete fool of yourself.

  • sisu Sep 9, 4:57 p.m.

    It's a joke, right?

    That's the funniest commercial I've ever seen. You'd totally not have to have followed a single thing he's done to fall for that ad.

    ROTFL.

    Seriously, has to be a parody of himself.

  • Happy1 Sep 9, 4:09 p.m.

    Is he really getting so desperate for approval that he needs to air such a cheesy ad? I never dreamed this man could be such a disappointment to this State. DHHS has been absolutely torn to shreds. I would love for McCrory to spend one day as an unemployed, poor person that is actively looking for a job that does not exist or as a teacher or correctional officer. He is soooo out of touch with the common person, his ego has exploded since he became governor.

  • lem07 Sep 9, 4:03 p.m.

    Corporation Names

    RENEW NORTH CAROLINA FOUNDATION, INC. - LEGAL
    RENEW NORTH CAROLINA FOUNDATION, INC. - CSL LEGAL(Charitable Solicitation License)

    THE FOUNDATION FOR NORTH CAROLINA, INC. - PREV LEGAL
    THE FOUNDATION FOR NORTH CAROLINA, INC. - PREV CSL LEGAL

    Per the Sec. of State Wbsite

  • kdogwnc Sep 9, 2:39 p.m.

    Who is the "Renew North Carolina Foundation"? Who is paying the bills? Name the names of the corporate officers, the board of directors, and the contributors.

  • SO---- Sep 9, 11:50 a.m.

    And they call it "moving NC FORWARD?????) Guess they feel that that if enough people see their TV ads (Get brainwashed), some stupid folks can be convinced it's Forward??? Ahh yes, marketing/advertising can sway opinion. So does Action speak louder than Words and TV spots.

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