RALEIGH, N.C. -- Senate leader Marc Basnight could raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for his campaign at an event honoring the Dare County Democrat at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds.
Former Gov. Jim Hunt was the featured host for the Basnight tribute Thursday night in Raleigh. Between 300 and 400 people paying $100 to $4,000 were expected to feast on barbecue ribs and Hyde County oysters. The invitation says blue jeans are required.
Basnight has said he will work with fellow Democrats to preserve Democratic control of the Senate in November as several colleagues retire this year. Republicans are fielding candidates for all 50 seats.
Basnight often gives campaign money to the state Democratic Party, which can give unlimited amounts to legislative candidates.
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