If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, spends money on political ads like a duck, it's a f$$king duck:
As a so-called "social welfare" 501(c)(4) nonprofit, number of its donors the group, since renamed the Renew North Carolina Foundation, must publicly disclose: 0
Limits Renew NC must adhere to on contributions from lobbyists and corporations, which are banned from giving directly to candidates: 0
Date on which McCrory told reporters who questioned his participation in Renew NC's high-dollar events that "[e]verything we are doing is right regardless of the perception you are giving": 6/26/2013
This is another massive fail by the NC Board of Elections. The television ad which all of us (including the BOE) have watched for too many days now was obviously (and poorly) acted out by the Governor, meaning he is actively and directly involved with Renew North Carolina's efforts. In case that's not a clear enough description, here are two more words for the BOE to mull over: coordinated communications.