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More about corporations that funded N.C.'s Supreme Court race for Newby

Federal campaign finance reports that came out this week provide a closer look at who the corporations were behind the national GOP group that pumped more than $1 million into one of the super PACs that backed state Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby’s re-election.

The Republican State Leadership Committee reports spending $13.3 million on campaigns around the country. It sent $1,165,000 million to Justice for All N.C., which in turn contributed heavily to the N.C. Judicial Coalition. Reports for those super PACs aren’t in yet.

Previously unreported contributors to the Republican State Leadership Committee include: Blue Cross Blue Shield of N.C., $5,000; Coca-Cola Bottling Company, $5,000; Mark Craig, president of R.H. Barringer Distributing Co., $25,000; Duke Energy/Duke Power Co., $100,000; Henry Faison, chairman of a Charlotte property development company, $50,000; Michael Kahn, owner of the Charlotte Checkers ice hockey team, and his wife, Wendy Kahn, $25,000 each; Lorillard Tobacco Co., $125,764; SAS, $20,000; and Smithfield Foods, $25,000.

The group also sent $25,000 to Citizens for Accountability, a Charlotte group,and $50,000 to Real Jobs N.C., a pro-business organization.


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Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes. still still explains that there was a major corporate push behind Newby's election.  Most likely these GOP supporters (for the most part)..wanted to ensure that the gerrymandered district lines would be upheld.  Apparently they knew (rightly so)..that if a TRUE jurist...and not a elected...that the districts would likely (and rightly so) be overturned.  This was buying an election, pure and simple...and while those efforts failed nationally....apparently NC has enough gullible voters....that it worked here...

Gerrick Brenner ????

Yet, we are still waiting to learn who bankrolled Gerrick Brenner's smear campaigns against Repub candidates during last year's WCPSS election war ??? ..... still waiting.... waiting..... waiting.

When will the crackerjack N&O political investigators discover THOSE contributors ???  ..... When oh when ??  

You find what you want to find, right N&O!

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