Raleigh News and Observer with a title "Democrats raise money, eyebrows" CLICKHERE
It seems like business as usual for the North Carolina Democratic Party with fundraisers like this.Will they ever change? Probably not. Will they ever learn? Probably not.
Here is a few quotes from the article.
"Holding a fundraiser the day before voting on the budget and an ethics bill is an action that the word hypocrisy does not begin to define," said Tom Fetzer, the chairman of the state Republican Party. "This clearly violates the spirit of state ethics laws and reveals that all the Democrats' talk about ethics is just that."
It is illegal under state law for lobbyists to make political contributions to legislators or members of the Council of State, including the governor. It is also illegal for elected officials to raise money from political action committees while the legislature is in session.
But there are no such limits on political donations to political parties. Political parties, in turn, can make unlimited donations to the re-election campaigns of state lawmakers.
This is the same North Carolina Democratic Party who are in the middle of a scandal as we speak in regards to campaign contributions funnelled through the North Carolina Democratic Party to the Mike Easley campaign and they have this fundraiser while the state house is in session and right before the budget is getting ready to be approved, amazing.
Overhauling the whole campaign system is a understatement and the first rule should be this.
IF YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO BUY YOUR OWN PLANE THEN YOU DON'T GET TO CAMPAIGN ON SOMEONE ELSE'S PLANE , FLY COMMERCIAL OR DRIVE YOUR OWN CAR.