I have been doing some research on Joe Boylan. After attending the debate between Boylan, Galloway and Shaver, there was something he said that piqued my interest.
“I believe that most of my contributions have come from individuals.” To find out if this was correct, I went to the State Board of Elections (SBOE) website. They have this really nifty tool there, “View Campaign Finance Reports”. You just fill in a name and go to their disclosure reports.
The “individual” contributions do in fact out number the PAC and "other" contributions. Let’s look a little closer. His total individual contributions add up to $77,933.59, of that sum only $19,091.52 were donated by Moore County residents.
Over at Mr. Boylan’s website, on his "Endorsements" page, he has a very impressive list of people and Political Action Committees. Yet there is no mention of James A. Pope, John W. Pope or Joyce W. Pope who each gave $4,000.00. Was that an just an oversight Mr. Boylan?
(from Reuters) Five conservative nonprofit groups laundered money and wrote opinion pieces for disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and sold their influence with U.S. government officials, according to a Senate report.The Senate Finance Committee said in the report released on Thursday that the five groups probably violated their tax-exempt status by working closely with Abramoff, the lobbyist at the center of a growing corruption scandal.
My question still stands, “Will Joe Boylan Represent Moore County?”
cross posted from Progressive Discussions