Tony Rand: That ain't the way it works

Tony Rand and other Senators mocked House ethics proposals yesterday rivaling Jim Black in contempt for State election laws.

"The candidate doesn't know because he's kissing babies and hugging folks. And somebody else is over there with the jar." - Senate Majority Leader Tony Rand, D-Cumberland, about whether candidates are keeping track who is giving to their campaigns during low-key fundraising events in which guests make small cash contributions.

The candidate doesn't know because he's kissing babies and hugging folks

For instance, Senate Majority Leader Tony Rand, D-Cumberland, fired off questions about a House plan that requires candidates to report the names of anyone who gives them a cash donation of more than $50 during an election.

What happens, Rand asked, if a supporter "passes the hat" at a political function and anonymous contributors drop in $10 or $20 bills?

"The bottom line is you've got to know" who they are, said Rep. Deborah Ross, D-Wake, who helped push the bill through the House.

"That ain't the way it works," Rand said quietly.

That ain't the way it works

Sorry Tony, that is the way it works. For everything else there's Mastercard.

The following amount was reported as an expenditure by the Bellsouth NC PAC but was not reported by the Rand campaign:
$4,000 10/10/03 Tony Rand
The following amounts were reported as expenditures by the Bellsouth NC PAC in one day.
-$4,000 02/23/04 Tony Rand
$4,000 02/23/04 Tony Rand
Rand reported the following amount received from the Bellsouth NC PAC
$4,000 03/29/04
Rand did not report receipt or return of any other $4,000 contribution during the Primary cycle

Comments

Sounds like someone's having a hard time

keeping up with changing times. We need a professional legislature.

Good catch, Greg.

Why is it that so many of the people running North Carolina these days are either doddering old fools or crooks . . . or both?

Tony! Have you consider moving your mail service?

It appears that the mail service between Raleigh and
Fayetteville is much worst then we thought after seeing
the donation dates of Bell South and Tony recieving the
checks in Fayetteville.

Good catch, Greg.* Anglico said,

Why is it that so many of the people running North Carolina these days are either doddering old fools or crooks . . . or both?* A

All of the above and a few more that we don't know about
yet?