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Fayetteville Observer: Investigate gambling industry donations

In case you missed it, the Fayetteville Observer had this to say over the weekend about the issue of recent campaign contributions from corrupt gambling interests to Gov. McCrory, Senate President Pro Tem Berger, Speaker Tillis and others:

“It’s clear that campaign-finance reforms haven’t gone far enough. The laws may be better, but enforcement is weak.

The Board of Elections needs to conduct a full, unbiased and public investigation that follows the money wherever it goes.

And the General Assembly needs to follow up by giving state regulators the tools they need to spot illegal campaign contributions quickly.”

Read the entire editorial by clicking here.

4 Comments

  1. Doug

    April 29, 2013 at 10:07 am

    “as well as nearly 60 other lawmakers in both parties.”

    Rob, you forgot to mention that it is members of both parties being investigated. Interesting editing on your part. At least you linked to the editorial where they mention the Perdue corruption case, assuming most here are not to lazy to click over.

  2. Doug

    April 29, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Just in case anyone is interested, the Haymaker highlights both parties in this case:

    http://dailyhaymaker.com/?p=5278

  3. Bill Current

    April 29, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    I agree with George Wallace. There is not a dime’s worth of difference when it comes to money in politics between the leadership of all parties. Hopefully we will see the wisdom of reform before the Republic is destroyed, Bill Current.

  4. Doug

    April 30, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Agreed Bill…in the current environment we have the democrat/progressive wing who want to increase government exponentially…and the Republican wing that only wants to increase governement slightly less. All with the goal of enriching their own power and wealth. There needs to be a party of freedom and liberty as an alternative.