Rep. William Wainwright died earlier this month with big bucks left in his campaign account. The 11-term Democrat was one of the richest (campaign-wise) members of the House minority party with $143,874.65 in his coffer.
But not all of the donor money will get funneled to the House Democratic caucus after his death. House Democrats will get $47,479 -- or 33 percent. An equal portion will go to the A.M.E. Zion Church and another 33 percent his local Craven County Democratic Party.
The disbursement of funds are designated in a form Wainwright filed Feb. 15 with the N.C. State Board of Elections. State lawmakers file the document when reporting campaign funds. Wainwright's three-way disbursement mirrors a form filed in March 2010. He served as his committee's treasurer but appointed Sheila Godette as the designated agent for his campaign account upon his death.