The SEIU PAC spent $410,569 on North Carolina races in 2008.
The political action committee of the Service Employees International Union, which is affiliated with the State Employees Association of North Carolina, spent $323,069 on independent expenditures, including mailers and phone banks, and gave $83,500 to candidates, according to campaign finance reports.
The biggest expense was $147,279 spent on mailers opposing Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory. The union did not spend on any other statewide races.
The group also spent $100,568 on unsuccessful candidate Chuck Stone, who came in fourth out of five Democratic primary candidates for Democratic Sen. John Kerr's seat in May.
And it spent $40,510 opposing Republican Rep. Curtis Blackwood and supporting a primary challenger and $34,711 on opposing incumbent Republican Rep. Leo Daughtry and supporting a Democratic challenger.
Among direct contributions, the union gave to 33 Democratic candidates and three Republicans and donated another $4,000 to the N.C. Democratic Party.
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Donations from SEIU in North Carolina
Sen. Fletcher Hartsell (won): $1,500
Senate candidate Shirley Blackburn Randleman (won): $4,000
Senate candidate Sidney Sandy (lost): $4,000
Unopposed Democratic incumbents:
Senate president Marc Basnight and House Speaker Joe Hackney: $4,000
Sen. Douglas Yongue: $2,000
Sens. Jean Farmer-Butterfield, Marvin Lucas, Earline Parmon, Garland Pierce and Melanie Wade Goodwin: $1,000
Sens. Susan Fisher, Linda Garrou, Arthur Williams and Michael Wray: $500
SOURCE: State Board of Elections