Pushing the outside money away
RALEIGH — If nothing else, this year's race for North Carolina governor ought to keep plenty of lawyers gainfully employed.
Already the two major party candidates -- Republican Pat McCrory and Democrat Walter Dalton --are suing each other. Or, is it their shadow campaigns suing one another? I can't keep track.
Whatever the case, the McCrory camp appears upset about an ad questioning his ties to the parent company of online lending exchange Lending Tree. His campaign claims the ad, funded by the Democratic Governors Association and put together by a North Carolina group called N.C. Citizens for Progress, is false.
It filed papers indicating that it would sue, only to be pre-empted by the two Democratic groups, which filed their own lawsuit to keep the ads from being driven off the air.