Group Front for Cooper, Treat Governor Unfairly say NC Republicans – Updated

North Carolina Republican Party
North Carolina Republican Party

According to the North Carolina Republican Party:

Progress NC is a mere front for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Roy Cooper.  Cooper is expected to run against Governor Pat McCrory next year.

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Following news that liberal hatchet man Gerrick Brenner and his extreme front group Progress NC Action will file a political complaint against Governor McCrory, North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Claude E. Pope Jr. released the following statement:

“This snide group is nothing but a front for the left wing extremists in North Carolina, like Roy Cooper, to launch unfounded and baseless attacks against Republicans. It’s sad that these extremists spend more time focused on media manufactured political problems instead of working with Governor McCrory to continue his successful record of improving North Carolina’s economy and decreases in unemployment.”

Claude Pope, Jr is Chairman of the NC Republican Party
Claude Pope, Jr is Chairman of the NC Republican Party

Shady tactics?  Sounds like a nasty way to draw fire away from a very damaged North Carolina Democratic Party.

See the Governor’s statement regarding the ethics claim

NC Democratic Party Scandals

UPDATE: Governor McCrory’s office has weighed in thusly:

“Do you ever notice how fringe groups like Progress NC get favorable treatment from the Main Stream Media – free of charge? Groups from the far left like Progress NC – led by a former television reporter – can make bogus complaints and the media will carry it no matter what. This has gone on for years. No more!”

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