Monkey Business Report: NCGOP Building Fund edition

A building fund, for most organizations, consists of money set aside for the upkeep of brick-and-mortar structures owned and / or controlled by said organizations.

That’s what makes some expenditures on the NCGOP Building Fund’s mid-year 2017 disclosure report provoke a few questions.

First, we have a payment to “Hayes for Chairman.” ¬†FROM THE BUILDING FUND. (Click on images to enlarge.)

That’s a payment of $750 to the reelection campaign of party chairman Robin Hayes roughly one week after his defeat of challenger Jim Womack. FROM THE BUILDING FUND. WITH NO NOTES OR EXPLANATION.

Next, we have “fundraising fees” paid out to a private contractor. ¬†FROM THE BUILDING FUND.

Another peculiar payment we found FROM THE BUILDING FUND was “reimbursement for ceiling tiles” to the state party’s accounting director.

That’s nearly $2500 to the party’s accounting director for “ceiling tile.”

It looks a little unusual, but — hey — at least it’s got something to do with the actual building.