Dalton's first TV ad, McCrory's sixth of campaign

Published: Sep. 12, 2012 at 6:46 PM EDT|Updated: Jan. 23, 2013 at 12:29 AM EST
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Walter Dalton has released his first TV ad of the general election campaign, Pat McCrory is...
Walter Dalton has released his first TV ad of the general election campaign, Pat McCrory is airing his sixth

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) –  Both of the leading candidates for Governor in North Carolina are on the airwaves with new campaign ads, which are airing in Wilmington and other television markets across the state.

For Lieutenant Governor Walter Dalton's campaign, "Talk" is its first ad of the general election campaign. It shows Dalton in his hometown of Rutherfordton, and makes no mention of his main opponent Pat McCrory. Dalton says he will be "a different type of Governor", making reference to "years of scandal", which he says is "why people have lost faith in their leaders."  While not mentioning them by name, it could be a reference to Governor Bev Perdue, who was dogged by troubles with travel records and flights, and former Governor Mike Easley, who faced campaign finance and real estate scandals. Dalton also promises "to work hard, and always shoot straight with you."

"In this ad, Walter Dalton articulates his vision of how he will move North Carolina forward," Dalton for Governor spokesman Schorr Johnson said in a news release. "While Pat McCrory offers false promises, no details, and negative attacks, Walter Dalton takes a positive approach and tells us exactly what he would do--and not do--when elected."

Click here to see Dalton's ad.

McCrory, the former Mayor of Charlotte, released his sixth ad of the general election campaign on Wednesday. Called "Feet", it shows McCrory in a similar surrounding as previous ads, speaking about natural resources being the key to creating jobs in North Carolina. "Let's unleash their power safely and get back to being great again," McCrory says in the spot.

In a release, McCrory spokesman Ricky Diaz said the ad is  "…talking about Pat's plan to get North Carolina into the energy business and create jobs to power the Carolina comeback."

Diaz also commented on Dalton's ad.  "Walter Dalton is shamelessly attempting to score cheap political points in a television ad while his hundreds of thousands of dollars in stock options tell a completely different story," Diaz sent in an e-mail to WECT. "North Carolina already has this kind of double talk in the governor's office and Walter Dalton offers more of the same."

Click here to see McCrory's latest ad.

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