- Associated Press - Friday, April 22, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Groups that want to unseat North Carolina Republican Gov. Pat McCrory are airing a television ad criticizing him for signing a law limiting protections for LGBT people and which bathrooms transgender people may use.

The Democratic Governors Association is backing the North Carolina Families First political action committee that’s running the commercial that began airing Friday in Charlotte.

Charlotte City Council passed an ordinance that led state lawmakers to pass the law overturning it. Democratic Governors Association spokesman Jared Leopold says at least $100,000 is being spent on the ad.

The ad shows footage from news programs discussing McCrory and the law. It ends with the narrator saying McCrory is “taking North Carolina backwards.”

McCrory faces a re-election challenge from Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper.

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