Perdue Forfeits $48,000 In Questioned Donations

North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue has forfeited $48,000 in political contributions because her campaign says the donors may have been reimbursed by their company for the donations.

Perdue campaign treasurer Oscar Harris wrote the State Board of Elections on Friday and gave the money to the board. Harris said the campaign wanted to err on the side of caution after it became concerned about the origin of the donations.

State law prevents corporate campaign contributions and anyone from giving on behalf of someone else.

The Perdue campaign said in a news release that never was it aware that a contributor was trying to circumvent the law.

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  • by B Location: nc on Mar 20, 2010 at 07:34 PM
    This no class .
  • by Anonymous on Mar 20, 2010 at 09:13 AM
    vote her out!
  • by anon Location: wallace on Mar 19, 2010 at 06:01 PM
    crooked as mike is. boot her out
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Mar 19, 2010 at 03:36 PM
    Really? I mean for real and true? (Bugs Bunny), I am so suprised she would have done so...OMG, sorry, she is a democrat...well, its OK then. She is just getting ready for a senate seat....
  • by Bill Location: Greenville on Mar 19, 2010 at 01:37 PM
    Ask for forgivness not permission. Easley in a dress.
  • by B Location: nc on Mar 19, 2010 at 12:44 PM
    She should forfeit her pay! If the state is broke work for free.

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