Thomas Wright Steps Down


It's hard to say who leaned on whom, but thanks to all of YOU - and especially Greg Flynn - for leaning on Thomas Wright over the past few weeks.

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A onetime ally of former House Speaker Jim Black resigned his House committee posts Monday because of an ongoing investigation into his campaign finances. Rep. Thomas Wright, D-New Hanover, sent an e-mail to current House Speaker Joe Hackney and the chamber's Democratic members announcing his decision.

Wright said he stepped aside as chairman of the Health Committee and the Appropriations Subcommittee on Capital so he wouldn't cast a cloud on the Democratic Party.

This is good news.

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cleaning house

throw the bums out. just dont throw out the baby with the bathwater. I hope that no other names need to come out.

Draft Brad Miller -- NC Sen ActBlue :::Petition

"Keep the Faith"

Maybe not legislators

but maybe some large donors from Charlotte? Hmmmm?

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

name as many

donors as you want.

maybe then we can talk about a real fix to campaign finances

Draft Brad Miller -- NC Sen ActBlue :::Petition

"Keep the Faith"

This is good news

I was just about to write another post about how the State Board of Elections investigation had turned into a criminal investigation and how attention had turned to contributions from nurse anesthetists.

With Jim Black's conviction people seem to be feeling more comfortable about dropping a dime and coming forward with information, or so I'm told.

Wright is being investigated initially on the basis of public information. Sunshine is good but it's only a start. Black was convicted on the basis of information that was not public and because of cash which was not reported.

Wright is being his own worst enemy by not complying with normal requests and for showing contempt for the State Board of Elections. That only spurs on investigations of other related matters.

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"Wright is being his own worst enemy by not complying with normal requests and for showing contempt for the State Board of Elections. That only spurs on investigations of other related matters."

so true, so often...

"...i feel that if a person can't communicate, the very least he can do is to shut up." --tom lehrer, january 1965

Yep.

Richard Nixon is supposed to have said, long before Watergate, "If a guy makes a mistake, the worst thing he can do is lie about it and try to cover it up." Good advice, I think, then and now. Too bad it's so rarely followed.