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McCrory's transition team subject to limited lobbying ban

Pat McCrory's transition team must abide by a 14-point ethics pledge that includes a limited ban on lobbying and the disclosure of all conflicts of interest and criminal charges.

The Republican governor-elect said he asked each of his transition team members to sign the code of ethical conduct. McCrory's campaign promised to release an ethics platform during the campaign but never did.

Transition members are not allowed to do anything that would force them to register as a lobbyist while on the team and may not lobby a state agency to which they are assigned for six months. It does not prevent them from lobbying other parts of the administration or the state legislature.

Other points say transition members may not accept gifts from lobbyists, personally benefit from their actions or information and make any unauthorized promises. 

One provision makes the team members affirm that they "fully disclosed to the transition team any and all conflicts of interest, criminal charges, or other incidents or occurrences which may have bearing upon my fitness to serve during the transition and which may negatively impact the governor-elect."

See a copy of the pledge below.


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