NC GROUP SENDS MAILERS ON LEGISLATIVE CANDIDATES

From the Charlotte Observer:

RALEIGH, N.C.- A conservative-leaning group has plunged into North Carolina’s General Assembly races, sending out mailers questioning the votes of two top Democrats that raised taxes last year.

Civitas Action, which calls itself an education group, has sent out a pair of campaign mailers in recent days targeting Democratic House Speaker Joe Hackney and Senate leader Marc Basnight, according to Francis DeLuca, president of its parent group, the John W. Pope Civitas Institute.

DeLuca said Tuesday that the mailers by non-profit Civitas Action mark the first time the group has entered into direct voter education. He said the effort wasn’t coordinated with any candidates or a political party.

The report shows Civitas Action has much more money at its disposal. The group has received nearly $265,000 since Aug. 2, more than 70 percent of which came from…

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