EDF Action & EDF Action Votes Kick Off $600K TV Ad in NC-09 September Special Election

July 18, 2019
Hannah Blatt, hblatt@edfaction.org, 202-572-3534

(Charlotte, North Carolina – July 18, 2019) Today, EDF Action launched a new TV ad that showcases the contrast between Dan McCready, a solar energy entrepreneur and Marine combat veteran, and state Senator Dan Bishop, who has a history of siding with big polluters and other special interests.

“Dan McCready’s record of military service and as a businessman creating clean energy jobs makes him the clear choice in September’s special election,” said EDF Action President Joe Bonfiglio. “A small businessman who helped create hundreds of local solar jobs, Dan McCready would bring a fresh new perspective to Congress.”

Problem Solver” begins running on broadcast and cable on Thursday, July 18 across the North Carolina 9th Congressional District, in conjunction with EDF Action Votes, an independent expenditure-only committee, and will run until August 6, with a total buy of approximately nearly $600,000 between both organizations.

There’s a stark contrast in the race. Dan McCready is a Marine combat veteran who runs a clean energy business that created hundreds of jobs in North Carolina. His opponent, Dan Bishop, has voted in the state Senate to gut clean air requirements, slash clean water funding and even voted to side with corporate polluters over property holders.

EDF Action supported Dan McCready last cycle with a robust direct mail program and a digital advertising campaign.  In 2018, EDF Action spent nearly $9 million in over 30 races in pivotal battleground states, supporting pro-environment candidates on both sides of the aisle up and down the ballot. 


Paid for by EDF Action (www.edfaction.org) and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.