Fact Check: Are Russians Involved in State Senate Campaign?
A GOP candidate claims Putin and the Environmental lobbies are after him in fundraising letter…
Newcity agreed. Barefoot, he said, seemed to be playing on his older constituents’ memories of the Cold War rather than any salient topic in the campaign, rather than trying to distract from his policy stance.
“It’s red meat rather than a red herring,” Newcity said. “He’s serving red meat to his conservative constituency.”
One more note - North Carolina is thought to have a very small supply of natural gas within the context of the United States overall. Some estimates have pegged the reserves under the Tar Heel State at around 10 days of national supply. So, it’s unclear why a foreign player hoping to influence the global chess board would focus its efforts here rather than in energy-rich states such as North Dakota or Texas.
THE CALL: Hit the brakes. There seems to be scant evidence that Russians are funding the European fracking debates, much less dabbling in fracking policy here in the United States.