His campaign hit back too -- with a fundraising letter.
"We need your help," the campaign emailed supporters. "The media is at it again. This time it's the Associated Press. Yesterday they released a story attacking the Governor with false claims and innuendo made by anonymous people with no regard to the facts....
"Help Governor McCrory fight back and ensure that the citizens of North Carolina know the real story. Donate today ..."
The appeal was signed by "Team McCrory."