State Investigates Pat McCrory's 2008 Campaign Finances Again

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A spokesman for likely Republican candidate for North Carolina governor Pat McCrory says the State Board of Elections has opened a new investigation of McCrory's campaign finances from his 2008 run.

McCrory campaign consultant Jack Hawke said the new probe appears aimed at old allegations that the board has already investigated more than a year ago and found no wrongdoing.

Hawke questioned the timing of the new probe, which comes the same week three people with close ties to Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue were arrested on felony charges related to campaign finance violations. As governor, Perdue appoints the elections board, which has a Democratic majority.

Elections board chairman Larry Leake could not immediately be reached for comment. Leake is a Democrat,


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  • by Mike on Dec 4, 2011 at 08:17 AM
    Wonder who instigated this rerun? Dumbocrats?
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Dec 3, 2011 at 12:46 PM
    guess if we couldn't find anything before, we can make it up and pretend like Cain....hey it works, just pay a bunch of ladies from the DNC to say they were harassed, done deal! I am glad they are so proud of what they did to Cain....now you know why the rest of us left your libterdial thinking, wrong is wrong.
  • by small business on Dec 3, 2011 at 03:01 AM
    What, no old girlfriends? Isn't that the smear tactic du jour? I was beginning to hope Bev had learned something from the DNC, but she keeps on trying to be an "innovator." -disengage sarcasm-
  • by 40some on Dec 2, 2011 at 09:12 PM
    Win-win either way. If it's the dems digging, they're trying to take the heat off their rear. Repub, "hey, we're only trying to be fair". This could backfire on the dems, especially if he comes out squeaky clean. If he's dirty, we won't see his name on the next ballot, good riddance. I'd prefer Orr, if he's who I'm thinking he is. Retired judge, knows the law inside and out, served with distinction. We never get to see much of who's who in the gubernatorial primaries.
  • by Poor Bev on Dec 2, 2011 at 08:01 PM
    Poor Bev is so afraid of losing her job that she is resorting to Obama's campaign tactics, lol. Let's go try to discredit the opposition, at all costs, personal or political, in order to attempt to win. It must be really sad and lonely to be a democrat these days, I can't even find anyone that will admit in person to voting for Obama or Bev. I just can't wait until November 2012, not even one year from now we will put these idiots on the unemployment line with all those they placed there!!
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