The latest campaign finance reports — and the last before the Nov. 8 election — in the Asheville City Council race show some candidates rapidly increasing their funds, though the amounts still remain lower than the last race.
The latest campaign funding reports came in this week, showing Asheville City Council candidates in the midst of heated fundraising leading into the primary election.
About 40 concerned citizens gathered at Pritchard Park in downtown Asheville this afternoon, Oct. 12, to demonstrate against what they see as the negative impact of corporate and right-wing front groups on elections in North Carolina. The event was organized by the local chapter of the progressive MoveOn.Org Political Action Committee and featured speeches by Asheville City Councilman Cecil Bothwell, Local Edge Radio hostess Lesley Groetsch and MoveOn N.C. Regional Coordinator Randy Bernard. Photo by Jerry Nelson
Asheville City Council member Cecil Bothwell’s draft resolution for creating a public-financing option for municipal elections. Bothwell_resolution.pdf
Honoring Sunshine Week and its focus on freedom of information, Democracy North Carolina has released an analysis of the campaign-finance activity of Blue Cross Blue Shield of N.C., which insures some 3 million state residents and administers the flagging state employee’s health insurance plan.