"The arms race for money that drives our campaigns threatens the concept of one person, one vote."
In first year since demise of state's judicial public financing program, candidate fundraising and outside spending push cost of N.C. court elections to record high
DURHAM, N.C. – Candidates running for the North Carolina Supreme Court have raised nearly $3.8 million for their campaigns this year, the first elections in more than a decade without the state’s public financing program for judicial races.
North Carolina Supreme Court Candidate have raised more than $3.5 million this election cycle. Below are the numbers including all 3rd Quarter Reports and most current 48 hours reports.
With the loss of judicial public financing, candidates for NC Supreme Court have been forced to dial for dollars in a big way. This election is shaping up to be the most expensive Supreme Court races in North Carolina's history.
Everyday national and state media outlets are exploding with reports on how Dark Money is taking over our judicial elections. With the loss of judicial public financing, North Carolina's judicial elections are at the forefront. Here are a few hits:
North Carolina Voters for Clean Election Coalition presents their 2014 Friend of Disclosure Awards to Senator Tom Apodaca, Representative Pricey Harrison, Representative David Lewis, Representative Paul Luebke and Representative Paul Stam for their work on passing electronic disclosure of campaign finance NCVreports.
Estimates suggest about $4 billion will be spent to sway voters during this year’s election, and about $700 million of that will come from dark money groups that don’t disclose their donors.
Does all this spending have you fed up? Now’s your chance to do something about it.
Crucial Conversation luncheon – Dirty Money, Dirty Water: The End of Judicial Campaign Public Financing in North Carolina
Crucial conversation luncheon on the end of public financing for judicial elections -- Next Tuesday, September 30 at noon, NC Policy Watch, the Institute for Southern Studies, Democracy NC and North Carolina Voters for Clean Elections will host “Dirty Money, Dirty Water: The End of Ju
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The NC Senate voted to concur with the NC House on Senate Bill 403, which included a provision to require electronic filing of campaign reports. The measure was based on House Bill 919, legislation the North Carolina Voters for Clean Elections coalition and its allies have worked to pass in the General Assembly. The bill now awaits Governor McCrory’s signature.
As more money floods into state politics, it's important for North Carolina citizens to know who is trying to influence their elections. Electronic filing brings North Carolina into the 21st century by replacing costly, wasteful and cumbersome paper reports with more efficient, accurate and speedy disclosure.
This is a big win for transparency and the public's right to know about who is spending money on their elections! We are encouraged by the bipartisan support for making sure the public has timely and accurate information about election spending in North Carolina.