No member of Congress has spent more campaign money on a business owned by his or her family during the last two elections than U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick, a watchdog group says in a new report.
The Charlotte Republican paid Myrick/Gunter Advertising – owned by her stepdaughter – $408,818 since 2007, according to the nonpartisan Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. Read Jim Morrill's report here.
In other news:
--Former presidential candidate Herman Cain said he expects the Republican presidential contest to extend well past North Carolina’s May 8 primary and possibly end in a brokered convention. “The process has been unpredictable from the beginning,” Cain told reporters. “I believe that the rest of this process will also be unpredictable.” Read more from his visit to the Triangle.