A few moments ago, I held a press conference here in Raleigh, where I announced that I will run all positive ads for the final weeks of the primary.
It wasn’t an easy decision to make, and a lot of pundits will say that it’s a bad idea. But after a lot of thought and after hearing from so many people across the state, including many of you here at BlueNC, I believe that it’s the right decision for me and for North Carolina.
With the attacks between campaigns, the coverage of the attacks by the media and the talk of the negative campaigning among Democrats across the state, unfortunately, too many important issues haven’t gotten the attention they deserve.
I have pulled all my negative ads off the air and in their place is a new positive ad campaign that focuses on the important issues that matter most to families in North Carolina. Issues like expanding access to health care to all North Carolina kids and low-income families…my College Promise, an ironclad contract to students that lack of family income will not be a barrier to their earning a college degree…and creating a green economy with 21st century jobs.
I look forward to discussing these issues and more for the rest of the campaign.