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New ethics law protects Charlotte

In wooing the Democratic National Convention, Charlotte will not have worry about running afoul of the gift ban, thanks to an exemption inserted into the new state ethics law.

In the closing hours of the legislative session, negotiators included language exempting “anything of value given or received in connection with seeking or hosting a national convention of a political party.”

The measure was suggested by Sen. Dan. Clodfelter of Charlotte, whose city is one of four finalists for hosting the Democratic convention in 2012, reports Rob Christensen.

Clodfelter said the host city will have to raise between $40 million and $60 million and he wanted to make sure it does not violate any gift ban. He said there were concerns raised last year when sponsors raised money for the Southern Legislative Conference held in Winston-Salem.

“We wanted to make sure the money raised doesn't count as a gift to a political candidate,” Clodfelter said. “It was a belt and suspender sort of thing.”


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NCDP should be too embarrassed to host national convention

arent they worried about being exposed to the world for 150 years of slavedriving

domination and corruption in NC?

Does the DNC know that NC democrat KKK members once murdered over 200 black republicans in Wilmington to keep them loyal?  Just one of the many democrat stories that would unfold to the world.

Isn't that why the law was passed?

exempting “anything of value given or received in connection with seeking or hosting a national convention of a political party.”
 
That seems to be the main purpose of the law. Exempting the ones it was directed at seems hypocritical
. e ...as usual..
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