RALEIGH – The two men running for governor of North Carolina squared off in their second of three debates Tuesday.
Republican candidate Pat McCrory, the former mayor of Charlotte, and Democratic Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton were asked questions by a panel of journalists on topics ranging from education to the state budget.
In response to a question about running a transparent administration, McCrory talked about his record as mayor while Dalton focused on his opponent.
"I had a very transparent government, a government whose ethics were never challenged, known as a clean government where every piece of my email was shown and available to media," said McCrory.
"This weekend, the paper said he's a rainmaker. Well how is he making the rain? Are they lining big corporate clients up at the door going ka-ching ka-ching? Come in, meet the mayor, we're gonna make him the next governor of North Carolina, ka-ching ka-ching, tell him what you want to do, that's not right," Dalton said.
In the latest data from Public Policy Polling, McCrory has a 10-point lead.
The third and final debate will be held in Rocky Mount.