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Bulk of Cooper, McCrory donations come from NC

Posted July 13

Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper are running for governor in 2016.

— While Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper reported the top-line numbers from their second-quarter fundraising efforts Tuesday, detailed reports filed with the State Board of Elections provide a deeper look at where candidates are getting their money and how they are spending it.

One thing to note: the second quarter was actually four months long, rather than the usual three, because of the state's earlier-than-typical March primary. That means there's an extra month of fundraising in these reports.

In general, Cooper raised $5.12 million over the past four months, outpacing Gov. Pat McCrory's fundraising take by $1.9 million and maintaining a fundraising lead he has enjoyed since early in 2015.

Among the details included on McCrory's second-quarter report:

  • $138,484.70, or about 4 percent of total fundraising in the quarter, came from small-dollar "Aggregated Individual Contributions," donations of $50 or less for which a campaign does not have to report a name and address of the contributors.
  • McCrory's biggest expense of the quarter was a total of $298,670.78 paid to Targeted Victory, a company that provides various services to campaigns, including ad targeting and get-out-the-vote technology. Payroll expenses ranked second on the list for the quarter.
  • Roughly 89 percent of McCrory's itemized contributions came from North Carolina during the quarter. Florida ranked second as a source of contributions, with donors there chipping in $63,683.

Here's the list of the top 10 states for donations to McCrory, including the count of donations and total amount.

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Among the details included in Cooper's second-quarter report:

  • $156,865.72, or about 3 percent of total fundraising in the quarter, came from small-dollar "Aggregated Individual Contributions."
  • Cooper's biggest expense for the quarter was a total of $195,937.85 paid to Anzalon Liszt Grove Research, a Democratic polling firm. His second-largest expense was $136,694.10 paid to Putnam Partners, a company that produced television ads for candidates.
  • Roughly 85 percent of Cooper's itemized contributions came from North Carolina during the quarter. New York ranked second as a source of contributions, with donors there chipping in $264,742.

Here's the list of the top 10 states for donations to Cooper, including the count of donations and total amount.

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  • Sean Chen Jul 13, 4:23 p.m.
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    Not difficult to move money in state first to avoid reporting as out-of-state.

    Cooper is bought and paid for by out-of-state interests.

    McCrory has issues, but he puts North Carolina first.

    Cooper puts himself and his political career BEFORE North Carolina.

    He has proven this by encouraging out of state businesses and entities to boycott our state.

    Cooper supports HIMSELF. At the expense of NC.