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Local And State Elections
4:35 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Embattled Internet Sweeps Exec Is Top Donor to NC Pols

Credit Michael Tomsic

The single largest donor to candidates for North Carolina's General Assembly in 2012 turns out to be a video gambling software executive who now faces racketeering charges in Florida. New data compiled by the nonprofit Democracy North Carolina shows Chase Burns donated more than $230,000 to Governor Pat McCrory, candidates for state legislature and the North Carolina Republican Party. 

Chase Burns is not a name many North Carolina lawmakers know, but his money flowed into the campaigns of more than 60 of them last year – both Democrats and Republicans.

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