Perdue campaign gives up questioned donation


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Submitted: Mon, 09/26/2011 - 8:08pm
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RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue’s re-election campaign has surrendered a small donation after worries the money may have been loaned to a donor by a family member.

Perdue’s campaign lawyer wrote to the State Board of Elections and enclosed a check for $500, equal to the Aug. 22 contribution. Campaign spokesman Marc Farinella says the governor’s political committee was concerned the donor may have received a loan from his grandparent to pay for an event, and the campaign decided to give
up the money in an abundance of caution.

Farinella identified the donor as Jarrett Culbreth.

A Polk County woman on Monday identified her son as Culbreth and forwarded a request for comment to his grandfather.

State law bars someone from giving a political contribution in another person’s name.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

3 Comments

  • SurfCityTom says:

    on one person giving funds to a relative so the relative can make a donation in their own name. Not a loan; a gift to be used as a campaign contribution.

    Now that could open up a can of worms if it is illegal.

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday says:

    Wasn’t one of Sleazey Easley buddies, Rusty Carter nailed for it? Giving money to employees so that they could make political contributions that exceeded his legal maximum?

  • SurfCityTom says:

    if it appeared to work for one, why would the predecessor not try it?

    If the election board had the scrotal fortitude, they could look closely at just a few and hit paydirt. And they would not have to look that far.

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