Campaign finance reports normally make news for dubious reasons like a controversial donor or questionable spending by candidates. It’s rare they make news for blunt honesty. Rare, but it does happen.
Last Friday was a big day for North Carolina politicians, whether they’re running for office this year or not. Anyone actively raising money for a campaign of any type had to file their finance reports for the first half of this year. They show amount of cash raised, amount of cash spent and what’s known as cash on hand.