Not too many years ago, Republicans in North Carolina railed against what they described as the “pay to play” culture in Raleigh where special interests who gave political leaders big bundles of campaign contributions were rewarded with privileged access and preferential treatment.
That was when the Republicans were in the minority in the General Assembly and having trouble raising as much money as their Democratic opponents.
A new report from Democracy North Carolina finds that not only have the fundraising tables turned, but Republicans seem to be embracing the pay to play culture even more than the Democrats they constantly criticized.
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