Campaign Finance http://wfae.org en Because Of Senate Run, Tillis Only State Lawmaker Who Can Take Lobbyist Money http://wfae.org/post/because-senate-run-tillis-only-state-lawmaker-who-can-take-lobbyist-money By now you may have heard Thom </span>Tillis<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is running for U.S. Senate. With the short legislative session beginning in Raleigh today, he also returns to his political day job, Speaker of the House. This sets up an interesting ethical question.</span></p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 13:38:31 +0000 Tom Bullock 50911 at http://wfae.org Because Of Senate Run, Tillis Only State Lawmaker Who Can Take Lobbyist Money Money Pouring In As Senate Primary Approaches http://wfae.org/post/money-pouring-senate-primary-approaches <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">North Carolina hosts one of the most watched electoral races in the country this year, as first-term Democratic Senator Kay Hagan is up for reelection. Who will win is already a toss-up, in a year where Republicans and Democrats are battling for control of the Senate. </span>WFAE’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Ben Bradford joined Morning Edition Host Kevin </span>Kniestedt<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to discuss the race.</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:05:42 +0000 Ben Bradford 49107 at http://wfae.org Money Pouring In As Senate Primary Approaches Haley Campaign Has $2M For SC Gov Election Rematch With Sheheen http://wfae.org/post/haley-campaign-has-2m-sc-gov-election-rematch-sheheen <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; line-height: 150%; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley hasn't officially said she's running for re-election, but her campaign this week reported having <a href="http://apps.sc.gov/PublicReporting/IndividualCandidate/ViewReport.aspx" target="_blank">$2 million cash on hand</a>. She raised a quarter of that just in the last three months – much of it from out-of-state donors.</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 20:46:48 +0000 Julie Rose 25104 at http://wfae.org Haley Campaign Has $2M For SC Gov Election Rematch With Sheheen Sen. Hartsell Cooperating With State Campaign Finance Investigation http://wfae.org/post/sen-hartsell-cooperating-state-campaign-finance-investigation <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last weekend, a <a href="http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/01/11/2600463/sen-hartsells-campaign-paid-off.html" target="_blank">report in the Raleigh News and Observer </a>caught our attention. &nbsp;State Senator Fletcher Hartsell of Concord had apparently spent nearly $100,000 of his campaign money to pay personal credit card bills over the last two years. </span></p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 23:30:00 +0000 Julie Rose 19637 at http://wfae.org Sen. Hartsell Cooperating With State Campaign Finance Investigation