Cartoon Needles Regulator Over PNC-National City Deal

Ohio lawmaker has raised questions about Dugan's past relationship to the Pittsburgh bank.

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Check out this editorial cartoon that ran in the Plain Dealer—Cleveland's hometown newspaper—poking fun at Comptroller of the Currency John Dugan's ties to PNC, which recently announced plans to acquire the struggling National City Corp. (National City is headquartered in Cleveland; PNC is based in Pittsburgh.)

For his part, Dugan has called the suggestion that his past relationship with PNC influenced his decisions regarding the deal "baseless."