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GOP wants all documents in Perdue probe

Posted June 17, 2010

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— The state Republican party plans to file a public records request asking the state Board of Elections to release all its files in the investigation into Gov. Bev Perdue's campaign committee.

Perdue's campaign is under scrutiny for unreported campaign flights and irregular contributions.

Since last summer, the campaign has disclosed 31 flights the governor took aboard donors' private planes since 2000, worth a combined $25,400. Some of the flights were classified as in-kind contributions on amended campaign finance reports, while the campaign repaid some donors for the flights they provided.

Campaign officials have said they discovered the unreported flights after switching to new financial software and auditing previous records.

GOP Chairman Tom Fetzer took issue Thursday with the piecemeal release of information by the board, saying, "What the statutes require is disclosure of not some, but all, of the applicable information. Anything less may be an obstruction of justice."
 

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  • gunny462 Jun 18, 2010

    "This GOP is very obsessed with Perdue."

    Uhh, I would like to point out that the GOP is NOT in power in NC, which is why Perdue isn't before the court like Easley. AND from what the article SAYS she already is a crook "unreported campaign flights and irregular contributions."

  • ThinkChick Jun 18, 2010

    Follow the money...if it worked against Nixon's excesses, it should work against Perdue, Obama, Biden's excesses.

    The big difference is the so called fifth rail - journalism - who were so instrumental in uncovering corruption in the 1970's. Now they want to cover it up for the party in power.

    So I guess that tells us where some of the money goes...

  • mochabrown Jun 18, 2010

    This GOP is very obsessed with Perdue. I'm not saying her hands are clean, but he better hope he doesn't have any skeletons in his closet...