I-77 Express Opposition Group with Republican Membership Backs Democratic Challenger to Governor McCrory

The Charlotte Observer reports, “Democratic gubernatorial candidate Roy Cooper headed a bipartisan slate endorsed Tuesday [October 4] by a group of Lake Norman business leaders who oppose Interstate 77 toll lanes. Among the leaders of I-77 Business Plan are officials from two notable NASCAR businesses, Michael Waltrip Racing and Rusty Wallace Inc. The group, which includes many Republicans, led efforts to try to convince the General Assembly and Republican Gov. Pat McCrory to cancel the state’s toll lanes contract with Cintra, the corporation from Spain selected to build and operate the lanes.”