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Martin, Jordan clash on King issue
The Daily Tar HeelFriday, September 2, 19887A
From Associated Prs reports
Gov. Jim Martin did not support
making Martin Luther King Jr.'s
birthday a state holiday, but his re
election campaign has launched a
radio campaign criticizing Lt. Gov.
Bob Jordan, who did not support the
King holiday, for refusing to serve
on a commission that plans activities
for the day.
The 30-second spot, which started
airing on 15 black-oriented stations
this week and continues though
Sunday, asks, "Which North Caro
lina Democrat refused to serve on the
state Martin Luther King Observance
The answer is Jordan. "You sort
of wonder," the ad continues, "what
Bob Jordan's got . against Martin
Luther King?" The commercial fades
into a jingle urging support for
"They should ask what Jim Martin
has against Martin Luther King,"
Jordan said Wednesday, "because he
never supported any of those initia
tives. It's really negative campaigning.
It's really cheap."
Martin created the 10-member
Martin Luther King commission one
month ago after he opposed the
Legislature's 1987 vote designating a
state holiday in January to honor the
slain civil rights leader.
While Jordan favored the King
holiday, he turned down Martin's
offer of a seat on the commission
because he considered it a political
"It was a setup. He wanted me to
turn it down," Jordan told The
Greensboro News and Record. "I
talked with the black leadership, and
they advised me not to do it."
State Rep. Dan Blue, D-Wake,
chairman of the Legislature's black
caucus and sponsor of the King
holiday bill, said he advised Jordan
against taking the seat. And he said
Martin's commercial "really shows
that he doesn't mind stooping to any
depth to confuse the voters."
A black member of the King
holiday commission threatened to
resign unless the Martin campaign
halted the spots.
"It's the lowest thing IVe heard
lately," said Bruce Lightner, who was
manager of Jesse Jackson's presiden
tial campaign in North Carolina.
Lightner said he resented the
commercial because it involved the
King commission in the gubernatorial
"I'm going to ask them to retract
the ad or I'm going to resign," he said.
"We agreed the Martin Luther King
commission wouldn't be a political
entity, and he's making it a political
Martin campaign spokesman Tim.
Pittman defended the commercials
and said the Martin campaign had
no intention of pulling the ads off
the air. He said the ads raised a
legitimate issue and demonstrated the
Republican governor's intention to
seek black support.
Subsequent Martin spots will
discuss the administration's record in
appointing blacks to state govern
ment posts and awarding state con
tracts to black-owned businesses,
"The question is why Bob Jordan,
who parades his support for the
holiday in the black community,
refused to serve on the commission
that will actually make the plans
about the celebrations," Pittman said.
The Legislature in 1987 voted to
make the third Monday in January
a paid state holiday in honor of King.
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