Report: NC Campaign Flights Probe Hindered

The lead investigator on a probe of North Carolina gubernatorial campaign flights says she was told not to interview some witnesses tied to Gov. Beverly Perdue.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that State Board of Elections investigator Kim Strach says board chairman Larry Leake told her to finish without interviewing Perdue's longtime chief of staff and former campaign manager.

Strach says she wanted to ask Zach Ambrose about an unreported Perdue flight to Michigan and Ambrose's audit of campaign flights.

Strach says Leake told her there was not enough time to wait for Ambrose to return from vacation.

The report found both Democratic and Republican candidates had problems reporting private air flights. Elections director Gary Bartlett wrote no evidence showed campaigns tried to break the law.

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  • by Here Location: E NC on Jul 19, 2010 at 12:38 PM
    When are Republican witch-hunters going to stop wasting our tax dollars trying to dig up (or create) dirt on their political opponents? Just by bringing to subject up they've already influenced the gullible whiners and complainers we see posting here every day, they don't even have to have a case to smear their target. At least we've finally gotten these dishonest crooks out of office, so all they can do is sit on the sidelines and sling mud at Democrats.
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Jul 17, 2010 at 01:29 PM
    This is just more of that hopey changey stuff the democrats promised....Wonder when the attorney general will join Arizona?.....
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Jul 15, 2010 at 10:58 AM
    Go figure, those corrupt liars using our hard earned and paid tax dollars for them to go on vacation for their own enjoyment! Every one of them should be in prison for that. Every one!
  • by Stew on Jul 15, 2010 at 05:06 AM
    The more you stir it, the more it stinks.

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