Recent Perdue ad targets Charlotte, criticizes funding roads
Posted on 25 Oct 2008 by Justin Ruckman
The above ad is only running in the Triangle and Triad, not in Charlotte, and seems to single out Charlotte from the rest of the state.
“‘The average person sees that ad as us against them, Charlotte versus Raleigh. How do you explain?’ asks Charlotte Observer columnist Tonya Jameson.
Perdue cuts her off and replies, ‘Let me just be direct with you. I hate that kind of phrase as much as the people in Charlotte.’
Perdue says not all of her ads run in every market. And she emphasized that this one is about the mayor, not about dividing Charlotte from the rest of the state. (…)
Perdue again reiterated a frequent message during visits to Charlotte, that as governor she would open an office here.”
Read more by Simone Orendain at WFAE.org.
This whole bit is a little silly. Yes McCrory wants increased funding for Charlotte roads at the expense of the current funding for rural roads. But it doesn’t mention things like the $300 million spent on Fayetteville’s interstate loop that carries only 9,000 vehicles a day — more than Charlotte’s Scaleybark Road carries in a day, as has been noted. Meanwhile I-485 remains unfinished and in many places severely constricted.
What do you think?