More than $27,000 on catering, $9,661 on photography and $78,000 on postage — this year’s gubernatorial candidates have already spent about $.65 on each of North Carolina’s 6,294,874 registered voters.
In fact, these daggum politicians have spent more money seeking one office than the average North Carolina resident would make in 164 years, and the election is still three months away.
But they’re not doing it alone.
From political action committees to party contributions to individual donations, candidates for any elected office receive financial support from a slew of sources. This week, WhichWayNC will navigate the tricky field of campaign finance to show you how political hopefuls in our state get and spend their funds.
Check back on Thursday and we’ll take you step-by-step through the labyrinth of campaign finance.
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