Campaign Finance

Politics & Government
9:21 am
Thu January 2, 2014

New Year Brings New Campaign Finance Rules

Credit NC General Assembly

Changes detailed in the state's new voting law now allow bigger donations for candidates. 

Political office seekers were able to start padding their campaign war chests once the calendar changed to 2014.  Candidates for any office can now accept up to $5,000 from a single contributor.  Before the new year, the contribution limit for most donors was $4,000.  Judicial candidates could only accept $1,000 per supporter. 

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The State of Things
12:22 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

How Does Money Affect An Election?

Host Frank Stasio and guests on the State of Things follow the trail of money.
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The effects of money on elections and science

The previous State Elections Board's term expired just as they were beginning to investigate $235,000 of allegedly illegal political donations.  The donations implicate Gov. Pat McCrory and legislators from both parties.  Governor McCrory made the unusual decision of replacing all of the board members. 

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Politics & Government
5:30 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Attack Ad In State Supreme Court Race

Catherine Brand: Supporters of state Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby have released an attack ad criticizing his opponent, Judge Sam Ervin. Jessica Jones reports it's the first attack ad of the campaign.

Jessica Jones: The Republican-leaning Superpac Justice for All N.C. is sponsoring the ad, which began airing today.

Ad: Can we trust Sam Ervin the fourth to be a fair judge?

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Politics & Government
6:40 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Big Spending In Supreme Court Race

Less than a decade ago, North Carolina instituted a public financing program for appellate judicial elections that was hailed as a nationwide model. But it’s being tested this year by the state Supreme Court race between incumbent Justice Paul Newby, and his challenger, Court of Appeals Judge Sam Ervin.

Supporters of incumbent Justice Paul Newby hope this 30-second television ad will help people remember Newby’s name when they vote.

Ad:" Paul Newby, he’s a tough old judge respected everywhere. Paul Newby- justice tough but fair."

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Politics & Government
8:20 am
Wed October 31, 2012

McCrory Continues To Lead Dalton In Fundraising

Republican Gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory continues to lead Democrat Walter Dalton in the polls and campaign fundraising.

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Politics & Government
9:30 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Money Floods Local And State Races

Election day is just a few weeks away, and candidates running for office are in the final stretch to get their supporters to the polls. Presidential and congressional candidates are spending a lot of money in these final weeks, much of it from outside interest groups seeking to get their favorites elected. And that’s happening at the state and local levels too.

Jessica Jones: With campaign season in full swing, it’s almost impossible to miss the political ads that are flooding the airwaves.

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Politics & Government
6:45 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Prosecution Prepares To Rest In Edwards Trial

In the John Edwards trial, the government has indicated it could rest its case this afternoon.

Politics & Government
8:40 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Monday Marks Day 11 In Edwards Trial

Week three of the John Edwards Trial begins with a lawyer in the witness box.

Politics & Government
9:05 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Donor's Cousin Testifies In Edwards Trial

It's day 10 of testimony at the John Edwards trial and a friend of billionaire Bunny Mellon is back on the stand.

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Politics & Government
6:25 am
Wed May 2, 2012

Cheri Young Testifies In Edwards Trial

The wife a former campaign staffer is back on the witness stand at the John Edwards federal corruption trial in Greensboro today.

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