RALEIGH – Over two months have passed after the deadline to correct faulty campaign finance reports, N.C. Sen. Ralph Hise (R-Rutherford,Mitchell) has yet to amend them. The campaign finance filings have alleged violations of:
- missing donor information
- a misappropriation of around $10,000 by Hise
- failure to report more than $9,000 nine political action committees (PAC) reported making to his campaign over a four year period,
- failure to provide itemized information on thousands of dollars in campaign disbursements
Hise, a four-term Senator who chairs the Senate Select Committee on Elections, has not returned our request for comment.
“I can only tell you at this point that this case remains under investigation and that the Hise committee is cooperating,” said Patrick Gannon, spokesman for the State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement.
Campaign finance disclosures reveal who is funding a campaign, how those funds are being spent, and how both of those might relate to a candidate’s position on key issues.
Hise was reportedly “close to completion of providing all of the missing documentation” two weeks ago. As of this date, no amended filings have been recorded or made available. The last document filed was regarding the change in treasurer as shown below.