6th District candidate intends to sue rival’s PAC

The Associated Press

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GREENSBORO — A Republican contender for the 6th Congressional District seat says he intends to sue the super PAC backing one of his rivals.

The News & Record of Greensboro reports Bruce VonCannon has filed notice that he intends to sue Keep Conservatives United, which is supporting Phil Berger Jr. The application to file a complaint of libel was filed Friday in Wake County Superior Court.

VonCannon campaign strategist Carter Wrenn says the PAC makes false claims in a recent ad, which calls VonCannon “an international banker for the Chinese.”

The PAC continued to run the ad after being told of factual mistakes.

Bob Harris, treasurer of Keep Conservatives United, told VonCannon’s attorneys in an email that the ad is accurate. Harris had no additional comment in responding to an email.