jeff hyde committee 2010 campaign report second quarter
The Jeff Hyde Committee held a reverse raffle at the Conservatives for Guilford County summer picnic here is what the committee had to say about this raffle on their application for the raffle.
The Jeff Hyde Committee is holding a Conservative Victory Raffle, now through June 25th. Only 300 tickets have been printed. Enter our raffle for a chance to win $5000.00 and you would be helping elect local Conservatives to State and County offices. Your Contribution will go along way in the efforts to use Conservative Principles to tackle the Problems that face our State and threaten our prospersity. Jobs, Deficit spending and taxes, and Education. Buy a Conservative Victory Raffle ticket for $100.00 and reserve your chance to win Five Thousand Dollars on Friday, June 25 at the Take Back America Picnic. The Picnic will be held at Bur Mil Park and the winner will be annoucned at the end of the evening. You do not need to be present to win. Proceeds for the raffle will be used to purchase media ads on local TV, Radio and Print media.
Even before this raffle ever took place there was some of us on facebook who were questioning what and how he was going to handle this raffle at a Conservatives for Guilford County (C4GC) picnic. We had questioned how will you he handling the money and if they are going to make checks payable to your committee, which the Jeff Hyde Committee added to be in compliance with state law.
After this Take Back America Picnic and after last week's reporting of second quarter campaign contributions it was clear that something was missing in the returns. People had wanted to know who had won the raffle and if we can take what was reported at Guarino's blog by commentator Jon Firebaugh here is the comment
"I think the winner was a Becky Smith from Gastonia. It was the last item on the agenda. Jeff Hyde should know."
Triadwatch did get in touch with Jeff Hyde and here is what he had to say,
"Thanks for your concern. I did heed your advice and since I am a novice at running for office I called the State Board of Elections to discuss the raffle before hand and the prize after wards. I spoke with Adam (? can't recall his last name and don't have it handy) We executed the raffle according to finance laws.
The winning raffle ticket was drawn by Pam Furr of Rush Radio and announced at the C4gc. The winner was not present. When contacted the winner said she did not want the money. I contacted Adam again on Monday. and explained. I asked if their was any special form to fill out. Answer no. If their is no disbursement then no form. He also said "congratulations!" The winner #0067 does not want to be acknowledged and I am trying to respect her privacy. "
If the winner doesn't want to be identified then where is he or she in campaign returns that are in a scribd version above? When it comes to campaign donations there are state laws that also states that the maximum amnount a single person can give a candidate is $4,000 and if you did get this raffle back as a campaign gift then there should be a disbursement back to this person for $1,100 to get to the maximum of $4,000. You could get the whole $5,000 if this mystery person is a family member who won the raffle prize. Was the winner Becky Smith? and if so is she a family member?
Jeff Hyde states that he did get in touch with the State Board of Elections but there must have been some confusion on what transpired because in any case when it involves campaign contributions you will have to identify the disbursement of the raffle or if this person was giving the money back to the campaign then it also needs to be reported.It is not reported anywhere on the Jeff Hyde Committee campaign contributions. We will see what transpires and if this mystery raffle winner will need to be reported on the committee's campaign forms.