Jul 092012
 

At the News 14/WTVI/League of Women Voters debate, Pendergraph and Pittenger posed for photos shaking hands. But in the second half of the debate, Pendergraph came out swinging.

“As a state senator he failed to recuse himself from a vote where he profited greatly,” Pendergraph said. “That’s illegal. And as a career law enforcement officer I can promise you that will be investigated.”

Then like a prosecutor cross-examining a hostile witness, Pendergraph leaned over the table separating him and Pittenger and presented him with a photocopy of the deed to the Waxhaw land.

“And I have to ask, Mr. Pittenger, is that your signature on this deed?”

Pittenger responded, “I think it’s well understood what you have there and we’ll respond to it.”

Pittenger has accused Pendergraph of desperation tactics saying an ethics committee investigation had cleared him in the 2003 land deal and there was no criminal investigation.

“This is political nonsense,” said Pittenger in a post-debate interview. “These are people who have a political agenda. They have their own reasons they want to use something like this that is a very cheap shot that has no basis at all.”

Pendergraph explicitly stated that the issue of “trust” was crucial in the election because so little separated he and Pittenger on the issues. Pendergraph declined to say whether he would endorse Pittenger in the general election if he won the primary, saying he had not thought about it and to check back with him after next Tuesday’s runoff.

via Pendergraph, Pittenger spar in 9th District debate | WCNC.com Charlotte.

Jul 092012
 

Total Raised and Spent

2012 Race: North Carolina District 09

Robert Pittenger (R)

Raised: $2,329,340
Spent: $2,238,926
Cash on Hand: $90,414
Last Report: June 27, 2012

PAC contributions $11,000 (0%)
Individual contributions $369,580 (16%)
Candidate self-financing $1,923,582 (83%)
Other $25,178 (1%)

Jim Pendergraph (R)

Raised: $354,575
Spent: $346,480
Cash on Hand: $8,095
Last Report: June 27, 2012

PAC contributions $17,210 (5%)
Individual contributions $317,365 (90%)
Candidate self-financing $20,000 (6%)
Other $0 (0%)

Jennifer Roberts (D)

Raised: $106,424
Spent: $35,611
Cash on Hand: $70,813
Last Report: April 18, 2012

PAC contributions $0 (0%)
Individual contributions $106,424 (100%)
Candidate self-financing $0 (0%)
Other $0 (0%)
Opensecrets – NC09 Campaign data

Jul 092012
 

Republicans Jim Pendergraph and Robert Pittenger will meet for their first, and probably only, televised debate today (July 9). They meet in a July 17 runoff in the 9th Congressional District.

• The debate will air at 8 p.m. Monday on News 14, and at 7 p.m. on WTVI.

• WTVI will rebroadcast the debate Thursday at 9 p.m. News 14 will rerun it at 8 p.m. July 15.

 

Watch Pendergraph, Pittenger debate tonight | CharlotteObserver.com & The Charlotte Observer Newspaper.