How much did the candidates for Environment Secretary give?
Gov.-elect Beverly Perdue will not necessarily make decisions on who to appoint to her Cabinet based on campaign donations, but that's not to say there's no link between the two.
Here's a quick list of donations from the top contenders:
Bill Ross, current secretary: $4,000, most recently on Oct. 2.
Freda Porter, corporate consultant: $4,000, most recently on Oct. 10.
John Garrou, husband of Sen. Linda Garrou: Nothing, but Senator Garrou's campaign fund gave $3,000, most recently on April 18.
Sen. Dan Clodfelter's campaign, $2,000 on Sept. 26.
Nina Szlosberg, transportation board member: $1,500, most recently on Oct. 16.
Dome could find no donations from former DENR Secretary Bill Holman, parks director Lewis Ledford, Conservation Trust Director Reid Wilson or Creedmoor Mayor Darryl Moss, although his wife Michelle gave $50 on Sept. 4.