McCrory leading Dalton in polls, fundraising

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RALEIGH, N.C. —

Former Charlotte mayor Pat McCrory is leading Democrat Walter Dalton in the governor’s race in polls and fundraising.

A new Public Policy Polling survey puts McCrory ahead of the lieutenant governor by seven points. Wednesday’s filings show McCrory raised more than twice what Dalton did in the last quarter.

“It’s amazing the amount of people who come up to me and say, ‘I want to donate to your campaign. I made a mistake four years ago,’” McCrory said.

In a statement, Dalton dismissed the numbers, saying, “Pat McCrory really wants to be governor and will say anything he can to get there.”