Exclusive: Did Legislative Democrats Form Front Group Claiming to be Conservative?

Several weeks ago, CPR obtained the NC House Democratic Caucus’ talking points on Medicaid expansion. That document is linked below:

And just last week, new ads funded by “NC Fund for a Conservative Future” started popping up in Raleigh, targeting Republicans with a Medicaid expansion message:

The ad linked through to a website for an organization calling itself “Conservatives for Working Families” with “Paid for by NC Fund for a Conservative Future, Inc.” included at the bottom of the website. NC Fund for a Conservative Future, Inc is registered with the Secretary of State at 8510 Six Forks Road Suite 102, Raleigh, NC 27615 and appears to have been around for a few years.

We like to think we have our finger on the pulse of conservative policy in North Carolina. So this new “conservative” push to expand Medicaid intrigued us.

We began reading the talking points with interest on the Conservatives for Working Families website and discovered something interesting: they are nearly identical to the NC House Democratic Caucus talking points. Side by side screenshots below:

Conservatives for Working Families Site
NC House Democratic Caucus talking points
Conservatives for Working Families Site
NC House Democratic Caucus talking points
Conservatives for Working Families site
NC House Democratic Caucus talking points
Conservatives for Working Families site
NC House Democratic Caucus talking points
Conservative for Working Families site
NC House Democratic Caucus talking points

Questions we’d like to ask: Who wrote these talking points? Is Conservatives for Working Families a front group for the NC House and Senate Democratic Caucuses?

Some people will say and do anything just to expand government.