Art Pope en McCrory Appoints Millionaire GOP Fundraiser Art Pope To Head Budget <p></p><p>At a press conference Thursday morning, Governor-elect Pat McCrory appointed millionaire, conservative activist Art Pope to be his deputy budget director--the governor's top aide on budget issues. Pope is an experienced legislator, but the appointment is likely to be a lightning rod.</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 21:17:37 +0000 Ben Bradford 18070 at