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North Carolina: state board says two legislators failed to report campaign contributions

The News & Observer reports: Two state lawmakers representing overlapping districts in northeastern North Carolina failed to report thousands of dollars in campaign contributions and expenses as required by state law, and one of the two may have tried to avoid scrutiny by providing a false campaign report, state elections officials said Thursday.

The State Board of Elections asked Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby to investigate state Sen. Robert Holloman, an Ahoskie Democrat, for failing to disclose more than $23,000 in campaign contributions, accepting $1,300 in cash donations into his campaign account, accepting donations from businesses and for producing a campaign report that might be fraudulent. ...

The board said it will seek a civil penalty against Rep. Howard Hunter, a Hertford County Democrat, for failing to report campaign donations in the past two election cycles. Hunter had told the board in letters that he would not raise more than $3,000 in either cycle, which would have allowed him to not file a campaign report. But an audit of his bank records showed that he received and spent more than $3,000 in both cycles. -- newsobserver.com | Local & State

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