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The million dollar Senator
Posted By Chris Fitzsimon On January 9, 2013 @ 2:58 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
When first-term Republican Senator Chad Barefoot took his seat in the General Assembly for the first time Wednesday, it surely must have marked a milestone. Barefoot’s latest campaign finance report  filed this week shows he spent 999,110.64 cents to get elected.
That does not include any outside money spent on his behalf. And this was not a race in which Barefoot was merely raising money to pass it on to other candidates. He actually spent a million dollars to win a seat in the North Carolina Senate.
The big money arms race has never been more out of control.
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