Under the Dome

Cooper’s third ad challenges ‘Carolina Comeback’

Gubernatorial candidate Roy Cooper is out with his third TV ad of his campaign for governor, this one countering Gov. Pat McCrory’s message of economic gains.

“Gov. McCrory loves to talk about the Carolina Comeback, but many working North Carolinians have been left behind,” said Jamal Little, Cooper campaign spokesman in a statement. “The truth is, while those at the top receive tax breaks, Gov. McCrory has raised taxes on working families in 67 different ways. It’s time for a governor who will work to put all North Carolinians first.”

McCrory campaign spokesman Ricky Diaz said it was a negative ad full of distortions.

"While Roy Cooper plays politics and continues his negative campaign to distort the governor's record, Gov. McCrory has delivered results for North Carolina families,” Diaz said. “Unemployment is down in every county in the state and Gov. McCrory just signed yet another $132 million tax cut for the middle-class into law. Roy Cooper's high-tax, big government policies would only hurt North Carolina families and undo the progress that's been made in just three short years."

The Cooper campaign did not disclose how much the ad costs nor where it will run.