Art Pope accused of buying legislature for Republicans.
A recent article by Jane Mayer of The New Yorker entitled “State for Sale” issued a sharp critique of Raleigh’s Art Pope, chairman and CEO of Variety Wholesalers, for literally trying to buy the state’s legislature for the Republican Party.
Indirectly, Mayer took aim at North Carolina Senator Jim Davis and the state’s Republican Party as well, for utilizing “outside” cash to take control of the state’s General Assembly for the first time in over a century.
“The New Yorker is a liberal magazine and I think that is fairly obvious to anyone who reads it,” stated Sen. Jim Davis. “The author knew what she wanted to write before she started researching, and I think the article reflects that. She molded the facts together to fit her own agenda.”