at some point in time, all of these free spending donors expect payback and that only comes when the elected candidate is apprised of where the money is coming from. Whether it be an appoiintment to some Board or Commission or the expeditious processing of a permit request, they know.
Do you think Mike Easley's probems just appeared and caught him by surprise? Maybe they did; but that's hard to swallow. And if you saw the testimony from guys like McQueen Campbell and Lanny Watkins, they made certain the Candidate knew from which vault the money flowed.
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