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Board looks into national party groups

North Carolina's chief campaign finance investigator says two national party groups seeking to influence elections are breaking state law.

Kim Strach, deputy director of the State Board of Elections, testified Tuesday in a board hearing. The board is examining how the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee and the Republican Governors Association raise and spend money for North Carolina, the Associated Press reports.

Strach said the two groups are raising money on behalf of sister organizations registered in North Carolina but aren't disclosing the contributions properly. The groups disagree.

The Republican sister group has spent $3 million to support GOP nominee for governor Pat McCrory. The Democratic group is supporting General Assembly candidates.

The elections board could order the groups to comply with the law or block them from spending in the state.


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Re: Board looks into national party groups

NC ELECTIONS BOARD DISMISSES CAMPAIGN COMPLAINTS

By GARY D. ROBERTSON : Associated Press Writer
The Associated Press
Oct 14, 2008

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The State Board of Elections on Tuesday dismissed all complaints filed against two national party groups seeking to influence the fall elections in North Carolina using sibling organizations.

The dismissals came after three hours of hearings by the board about the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee and the Republican Governors Association. Both political organizations have raised money which has been funneled to similar state political action committees they created...

http://heraldsun.southernheadlines.com/resources/printfriendly.cfm?StoryID=998449&pageid=6

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