Grandpa and his plane. The use of party funds to pay for Robin Hayes’s travels on his private airplane became an issue during the last chairman’s race. Well. it appears to not only be continuing but accelerating.
It’s also a lot of reimbursement and payment for a guy who has been pretty much invisible since June — when he got caught basically telling donors to break the law.
Also according to the FEC filing, Catherine Whiteford is on the NCGOP payroll. Between May and November she was also a candidate for NC House. (She lost.)
During campaign season, she was drawing a salary AND expenses from the state GOP.
So, was the NCGOP subsidizing the very existence of a candidate in a long-shot race to the detriment of other candidates — like, oh, the four judicial candidates — who needed all kinds of extra help to win much more crucial races? Were any of those expenses that were reimbursed actually related to campaigning?