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.
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.
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
Rand did not report receipt or return of any other $4,000 contribution during the Primary cycle