The Charlotte Observer reports that Governor Easley's 2004 re-election campaign got a financial boost from people connected to a state land purchase.
The newspaper reports that the boost came from 13 people
connected to the state's multimillion dollar purchase of more than
five-thousand acres of Caldwell County land.
The newspaper said the 13 people contributed a total of
56-thousand dollars, with the majority of that being donated three
weeks after the land changed hands.
Easley's staff strongly rejected the suggestion there was a
connection between the land sale and the donations.
They said the governor didn't learn about the deal until it was
considered by the Council of State, only a few days before North
Carolina took ownership of the land. The staff also said Easley
knew none of the campaign donors with a connection to the sale.
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