Duke Energy has dumped a lot of money into the Democrat National Convention effort in Charlotte. Duke boss Jim Rogers has been a very good friend and contributor to Democrat politicians and causes.
Now, the energy giant finds that all it has to show for its efforts and money is a very unflattering ad suggesting it partook in corrupt activities with Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory:
No company has been more supportive of the Democratic National Convention than Charlotte-based Duke Energy. And few people have been as supportive of the party as Duke Chairman Jim Rogers.
But this week a Democratic group rejected Duke’s request to pull a TV ad attacking Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory, a former Duke employee.
The ad questions his ethics while invoking his ties to the utility.
“We’re disappointed with the ad,” said company spokesman Tom Williams. “It seems to have a lot of innuendo.”