Campaign finance requirements govern the raising and spending of money for political campaigns. While not the only factor in an election’s outcome, successful fundraising can provide a candidate with advantages, such as the ability to boost name recognition and promote a message. In addition, fundraising can indicate enthusiasm for candidates and parties.
Mary Ann Baldwin
In North Carolina, campaign donations are flowing to candidates and organizations involved in high-profile contests up and down the ballot. With state elections making headlines, it is no surprise to see large donor contributions — many from candidates self-funding their own run for office — dominating the campaign finance landscape for 2020. Here is a look at the top ten donors to state-level candidates and PACs in the Tar Heel State.