Pat McCrory, the former Charlotte mayor and likely Republican gubernatorial candidate next year, has endorsed Wake County school board candidate Heather Losurdo.
In a robocall McCrory is making to voters today, he asks voters to "reject untrue, negative personal attacks, and vote on the serious issues." He also says that Losurdo "is the only candidate committed to this non-partisan (student assignment) plan moving schools forward."
Here's the text of the robocall:
"Hello, this is Pat McCrory. When you vote in the school board Election, please reject untrue, negative personal attacks, and vote on the serious issues.
In a bi-partisan effort to improve our schools, the board passed a new assignment plan that will bring stability to our system.
Heather Losurdo is the only candidate committed to this non-partisan plan moving schools forward. It's real progress, but it could end with the election of someone who opposes the plan.
So your vote for Heather Losurdo is important. Please be sure to vote on Tuesday for Heather Losurdo! Thank you very much."
Here's the Wake County Democratic response to the McCroy robocall:
"This coming from a campaign that spent most of their energy and time saying that we were part of a statewide machine," said Wake County Democratic Party Chairman Mack Paul in a press release. "In the waning hours of the race they elect to tie themselves with the presumptive GOP nominee for Governor, meanwhile we have hundreds of volunteers hard at work."