McCrory camp says it raised $1.5M in past 6 months


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Submitted: Tue, 01/03/2012 - 6:17pm
Updated: Tue, 01/03/2012 - 6:28pm
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CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — North Carolina Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory has provided a sneak peek at his fundraising for the second half of 2011.

McCrory spokesman Brian Nick said Tuesday the ex-Charlotte mayor’s committee raised more than $1.5 million in the past six months and had more than $2 million on hand as of last weekend. Govs. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Bobby Jindal of Louisiana attended McCrory fundraisers in the fall.

Itemized figures are expected from campaign finance reports due Jan. 27.

McCrory’s committee raised $1 million during the first half of 2011. McCrory plans to challenge Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue, whose campaign raised $1.3 million in the first six months of last year.

Perdue raised more money than McCrory on the way to a narrow 2008 electoral victory.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

4 Comments

  • GuestTaxed2Death says:

    Christie attended a fundraiser for McCrory??? Was there enough food to go around for all the other contributors in attendance?

  • taxpayer says:

    I’m guessing you’re a fan of Smiley Perdue?

  • Guest9743 says:

    Probably not!!!!!!!!

  • SurfCityTom says:

    I guess we will watch her Majesty as she tries to explain her failures in office. No doubt, she will try to pin the blame on Bush rather than her own failure to create, communicate, and enact a plan to deal with the challenges faced by North Carolinians.

    She’s been the education Governor, the jobs Governor, the stimulus Governor, the Hollywood Governor, and the junket Governor.

    Perhaps in less than 12 months she will be the Former Governor. And then she can travel on her own dime.

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