McIntyre undecided on how to spend campaign cash

Posted January 16, 2014

— Democratic 7th District Congressman Mike McIntyre's recent decision not to run for re-election this year leaves him with a decision of how to dispose of the money remaining in his campaign account.

According to its latest filing with the Federal Election Commission, Mike McIntyre for Congress had $633,021 cash on hand at the end of December. More than $184,000 of that came from contributions in the last three months of 2013.

Under FEC rules, he can donate any leftover campaign funds to a nonprofit, refund it to donors or give it to a national political party or other candidates.

Spokesman Andrew Simpson said McIntyre hasn't yet decided how to disburse the funds. One thing he won't be doing is giving it to other candidates, Simpson said.

"The congressman has traditionally stayed out of other races because he has friends on both sides of the aisle, and he does not plan to change that practice," he said in an email to WRAL News.

McIntyre said last week that he wouldn't seek a 10th term in the U.S. House. He barely won re-election in 2012 after the Republican-controlled General Assembly redrew his district to be more favorable to the GOP, and his seat had been targeted for months by national Republican groups.


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  • gibbman67 Jan 25, 2014

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    lol I will never vote for another looney democrat...McCory has done ok

  • davido Jan 21, 2014

    I'm starting my new political party.. the Beer Party. Accepting large donations now. I'm sure I will be very popular, and I promise to work across the aisle, when I'm not falling down in the aisle.

  • sandim50 Jan 20, 2014

    divide it between: Cancer, Heart, Fibromyalgia, & Aids

  • lorawatson Jan 20, 2014

    Give the $184 back to contributors and donate the rest to non profits. There are many nonprofits that have seen decreased funding over the years.

  • Mom120 Jan 19, 2014

    please throw some $$$ my way

  • ILoveDowntownRaleigh Jan 18, 2014

    "Hey I lovedowntownraleigh-The man is not a Socialist!! He is one of the last fairly conservative DemocRATS left. I cannot see him giving it to an organization he does not agree with!!" - baldchip

    I never called McIntyre a socialist, baldchip. Spew whatever rhetoric you wish, but observe common respect rule #1: NEVER put words into other people's mouths.

    Since you obviously need some perspective on the word SOCIALISM...please understand that it is one side of the same coin which offers pure capitalism on the other side. Just like up and down, day and night, rich and poor, etc...both capitalism and socialism are both part of reality. The trick is in finding the right mix to create a functional democracy allowing people life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

    As for who would be a better governor, McIntyre or Cooper...plenty of time to study them and make an informed decision. As long as we NEVER elect from the existing Republican/Tea Party crowd again, all is well.

  • Honesty first Jan 18, 2014

    Hey Baldchip...read the other story on this site of the joke we call DHHS. Yes that is run by the guy you would vote for again. He is going to fool you twice....your fault!

  • thomasew52 Jan 17, 2014

    It is funny how Democrats don't give a second thought to giving other people's money away, but when it comes to their own, it is a, "lets wait and think about this a little" situation. Like some are posting, truly he must not be a died in the wool democrat.

  • Ken D. Jan 17, 2014

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    I voted for McCrory last time, hoping he could keep the loonies in his party at bay. Clearly, there is nobody who is up to that challenge, so I am left with no choice but to vote for whoever the Democratic nominee is. It's the least bad alternative. I'd prefer McIntyre over Cooper, though.

  • baldchip Jan 17, 2014

    Hey I lovedowntownraleigh-The man is not a Socialist!! He is one of the last fairly conservative DemocRATS left. I cannot see him giving it to an organization he does not agree with!!

    I wonder if he will run for Governor against Roy Cooper in the primary. Hummm -would that be interesting???

    I doubt either McIntyre or Cooper can beat Gov. McCrory. You lefties may not like him, but many of us do like him. Yes-I'll vote for him again-in a New York minute!!