McCrory threatens legal action over political ad

May 23, 2012 3:29:49 PM PDT
Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory is threatening a "defamation action" over a political ad he says is "false and illegal".

The McCrory campaign is targeting the Democratic Governors Association and other liberal groups who sponsored the commercial and ABC11 for continuing to air it.  

The commercial insinuates that McCrory may have been lobbying for tree.com, while serving on their board and while serving as mayor of Charlotte.

McCrory denies those claims and is threatening any TV station that airs the ad.  

So far, he says one station in the state has agreed to pull the ad, but no other stations are on record having done so.

ABC11 management released a statement saying they respectfully declined to stop airing the ad, saying they weren't given sufficient reason to do so.

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