Perdue Blames Bad Economy For NC Endowment Setback

Beverly Perdue declared during her 2008 campaign she would form a panel to try set up an alternative way for people running for North Carolina governor to raise money.

The Democrat signed paperwork two days after getting sworn in as governor to create a task force to lay the groundwork for a private foundation. The foundation would offer money to future candidates who met outside fundraising limits and ran clean campaigns.

Perdue named a panel chairman, but the panel never met. She and Chairman Tom Lambeth said it was the wrong time to raise money from outside groups because of the Great Recession. Perdue could revive the idea if she gets re-elected.

Republican House Elections Committee Chairman David Lewis of Dunn said the foundation would do little to remove negativity from campaigning.


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  • by Jesse Location: Greenville on Nov 15, 2011 at 06:07 AM
    For Bev Perdue to lecture anyone on any kind of policy at this point is just simply laughable.
  • by Tyee Location: Hyde CountyMo on Nov 13, 2011 at 06:51 PM
    Money and positions corrupt. Assume that money you spend is yours when you make appointments that cost too much. Eliminate positions that are not necessary and use the internet to reduce your travel cost. We, the people, have watched and grimaced as you spent our tax dollars. Good luck in your personal endeavors.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 13, 2011 at 04:52 PM
    How about not flying to china/asia on a "job" finding junket. How about not flying out of more trips and saving us money. how about the former governors pay for the new crop.
  • by Max Cherry Location: Washington on Nov 13, 2011 at 04:24 PM
    She has to be the most incompetent dem gov in nc modern history . Mexico looks better everyday. Lol
  • by beachbum3 on Nov 13, 2011 at 04:08 PM
    governor how about signing a proclaimation that will allowed state employee the right to huiman right an work place right within the nc state government without having to go thru the useless process of an adminstration hearing where that the out comes are already predetermined before the subject ever get the first stages of any form of adminstrative hearing because the poiltician an the judges have alraedy settled these matters way way prior to the subject are actually allowed to get any where close to a court room ( more back room dealings) thank you
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      by m on Nov 13, 2011 at 04:40 PM in reply to beachbum3
      I am confused about what you are trying to say.
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        by Anonymous on Nov 13, 2011 at 05:22 PM in reply to m
        beachbum is always confusing...I believe he is a deep thinker but has trouble getting it out coherently.
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          by 40some on Nov 13, 2011 at 06:28 PM in reply to
          He said,"They fired me without due process".
  • by Dawg on Nov 13, 2011 at 03:52 PM
    Gives her more reason to go back to China for another vacation to try to get more business here. How have the other trips worked to help NC?
  • by ME Location: Bayboro on Nov 13, 2011 at 03:28 PM
    If someone wants to run for public office they should pay for it themselves. Stop taking bribes and be honest.
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      by m on Nov 13, 2011 at 04:40 PM in reply to ME
      yeah, that way the rich will rule us forever. Two words to fix it TERM LIMITS.
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        by Sam on Nov 14, 2011 at 11:34 AM in reply to m
        Term Limits are the best way to get rid of the corruption. That's the ticket right there.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Nov 13, 2011 at 02:22 PM
    And which bills did you veto this past year? Yeah, you are right about its not time, you are through and so are dems in NC for a long while. Why do you think we threw you terds out of office after 100 years or corruption.
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