View Full Version : Taylor Griffin Being Funded From Out-Of-State

12-20-2015, 08:08 PM
So, I came across something recently over at OpenSecrets. It's the North Carolina races data for the upcoming election, and what I found interesting is that Taylor Griffin, who is Walter Jones's opponent, is ranked 5th highest for contributions to his campaign from out-of-state (http://www.opensecrets.org/states/cands.php?cycle=2016&state=NC). Here is the data:

Top Recipients of Out-of-State Contributions

Burr, Richard (R)

McHenry, Patrick (R)

Foxx, Virginia (R)

Tillis, Thom (R)

Griffin, Taylor (R)

Holding, George (R)

Meadows, Mark R (R)

Rouzer, David (R)

Ellmers, Renee (R)

Butterfield, G K (D)

Note that that makes up nearly 71.5% of his total overall contributions to this point, which I guess isn't much of a surprise, but then again, this is the guy who thinks he knows what makes up a "representative government":

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/charlesmay54">@charlesmay54</a> That's what representative government is all about.</p>&mdash; Taylor Griffin (@tgriffinnc) <a href="https://twitter.com/tgriffinnc/status/677519142539366400">December 17, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Just thought I'd point this out.