North Carolina Lawmaker Resigns Amid Scrutiny For His Campaign Finance Reports

A North Carolina lawmaker under scrutiny for his campaign finance reports has resigned from the General Assembly.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that Democratic state Rep. Ty Harrell submitted his resignation on Sunday. Harrell said he needs to focus on answering questions about his campaign finances and on his young sons. He and his wife are in the midst of divorce proceedings.

Two weeks ago, House Speaker Joe Hackney asked the Legislative Ethics Committee to determine whether Harrell's activities "amount to violations of the Legislative Ethics Act, or the criminal law, or both."

The request for an ethics examination comes as the State Board of Elections is performing an audit of Harrell's campaign finances. Harrell, whose District 41 includes Raleigh, was in his second two-year term.


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  • by Bob Location: Belhaven on Sep 21, 2009 at 12:42 PM
    Say it ain't so, I can hardly believe it a Dumocrat being dishonest! He looks like CZAR material for "the one's" socialist guberment! Right on OSOC and Wolfgang my thoughts exactly! Man its going to be great in 2012 if the State and Country can survive that long and if elections are allowed by "the one" and his minions!
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Sep 21, 2009 at 06:33 AM
    When are all of you "do gooders" going to learn. NC politicians are allowed to keep all they can steal. So just get over it!!
  • by Renee on Sep 21, 2009 at 06:05 AM
    Another one bites the dust.Typical democraps.
  • by Sniffed-A-Rat Location: Richlands on Sep 21, 2009 at 05:38 AM
    Having met Ty at several State Employees functions around the State, in always shaking his hand 'it was always like he was for himself and all about money and women'. Also he only courted the well-2-do folks he just never could seem to get himself onboard with the lower class folks. If you had any sense most could see right thru that bow-tie and big smile......
  • by Satan on Sep 21, 2009 at 05:21 AM
    What else is new... the whole government should be audited by the people
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Sep 21, 2009 at 05:19 AM
    Yea, he is qualified for a top cabinet level position. See what you get for hanging out with Easley.
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Sep 20, 2009 at 07:44 PM
    I guess Finance Reports maybe means Tax Cheat? If so he could get a job in the Obama's Admistration. He hired a lot of Tax Cheats.
  • by Matt Location: NC on Sep 20, 2009 at 07:38 PM
    he sees the writing on the wall. Almost every democrat is corrupt. More proof here. What will be done to him. Probably nothing. Me or you would face prison time. More wasted ACORN money. OUR TAX MONEY!
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