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State elections board Complaint targets NCGOP’s new finance director

That didn’t take long:  In a letter to the State Board of Elections Chairman, Josh Howard, Civitas President, Francis De Luca asked the Board to investigate the campaign reporting practices of the North Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance (NCCEBA) PAC – Kristin Laster, Treasurer. Click Here  to…

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Two years later: STILL no conclusion on probe of Sen. Hartsell

The GOP-controlled state board of elections just can’t seem to find time to get to the bottom of nominal-GOP state senator Fletcher Hartsell’s campaign spending issues. We’ve officially passed the TWO YEAR anniversary of the allegations that Hartsell had used $100,000 in campaign funds to…

Posted in campaign 2014 Law & Order Media NC legislature NC State Government NCGOP Politics

Strach: state elections board gets investigation help. Hartsell probe STILL pending.

It appears the NC State Board of Elections is getting some investigative assistance. It’s a good thing: they’ve got a quarter million pending cases that need to be worked.  State elections director Kim Strach let slip in her comments to McClatchy that a probe of…

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Blueprint 101: Spin SOP so that it looks — and sounds — like a sordid scandal

McCrory replaces State Board of Elections as inquiry into contributions begins That’s the headline screaming at us from behind the McClatchy-Raleigh paywall.  The average low-information voter — perhaps one of the few remaining paying McClatchy subscribers — would look at that headline and say something…

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Surprise! State BOE opens probe of 2008 Dem complaint against McCrory

          News hit this week about campaign operatives for Boss Bev 2012  being indicted on campaign finance law violations. At the end of the week, we get news that the state Board of Elections is finally getting around to investigating a…