After Paper Endorses Roy Cooper, NCGOP Delivers In-Kind Contribution Forms To News & Observer Editorial Board | Eastern North Carolina Now

News Release:

 Raleigh, N.C. — The North Carolina Republican Party today delivered in-kind campaign contribution forms to the Raleigh News & Observer after its editorial board endorsed Attorney General Roy Cooper in a bizarre editorial over the weekend. Remarkably, the paper's endorsement came before Cooper answered a single question about his 30-year record in Raleigh or laid out any of his plans for North Carolina.

"As a former journalist, I have never heard of a paper endorsing a candidate before they even answer a single question," said NCGOP Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse. "The only real explanation for this is that the N&O is purposely donating its services in support of the Roy Cooper for Governor campaign, in which case their editorials should be disclosed as in-kind contributions under state campaign finance laws. We're hopeful these forms will help the News & Observer properly disclose their donations to Cooper."

 Woodhouse added, "While this publication constantly complains about the state of campaign finance, readers should know these types of non disclosed political advertising expenditures are part of the problem. More than a year before the election, the News and Observer (one of the only papers to endorse the hapless Walter Dalton) has made its position perfectly clear and readers should take that into account from this point forward."

 An in-kind contribution is defined as the donation of goods or services to a political campaign and is required to be disclosed in monetary terms on campaign finance reports.

 Click here to view a copy of the form.

  • Contact: Kara Carter
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( October 19th, 2015 @ 8:17 pm )
This is the most strange article on political candidates I have ever seen. It says "he is running" and also says "he is not my guy." It would appear that conservatives can't say enough negative stuff to empty their craw of criticism . . .

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