by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
The Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF) launched a microsite Monday knocking North Carolina Democratic congressional candidate Dan McCready over his solar company’s alleged ties to Chinese manufacturing firms.
The website, listed as GreedyDanMcCready.com, highlights how McCready has invested in solar companies that outsourced some manufacturing jobs to China, despite McCready’s claims he created hundreds of American jobs through his green energy company.
In addition to the outsourcing claims, the site also references recent news coverage about how a nonprofit, of which McCready sat on the board of, lobbied for policies that hiked energy prices for North Carolinians while McCready profited.
“Dan McCready sat on the board of a special interest group that lobbied the State of North Carolina for sweetheart deals that siphoned huge sums of money from ratepayers to businesses like his own,” the site reads.
McCready is running against Republican state Senator Dan Bishop in the special election for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional district. The special election which will be held in September was called after the results from the 2018 election were nullified after allegations of voter fraud.