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Money & Influence 05.25.2022

Money in Politics: A Q&A with Bob Phillips of Common Cause

Candidates backed by PACs and special interest donors swept Democratic and Republican primary races this spring. Elections watchdog Bob Phillips explains why that’s not great for democracy—and how we can advocate for a better system.

Money & Influence 07.13.2021

NC organization pushes for campaign financing investigation into postmaster general

“When we have rules and guardrails and bright lines, we need to know when someone is crossing that bright line and potentially breaking the law,” said Common Cause NC Executive Director Bob Phillips.

Money & Influence 07.8.2021

Watchdog group asks Wake DA to investigate political contributions by former employees of Louis DeJoy

There has been renewed scrutiny of U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, as watchdog groups have identified irregularities in political contributions to former Gov. Pat McCrory and Sen. Thom Tillis.

Money & Influence 04.12.2021

Wake County won’t pursue campaign finance allegations against US postmaster

“We have full confidence that the State Board of Elections will conduct a thorough investigation into these serious allegations against Mr. DeJoy, and we look forward to learning the results of that investigation when it is concluded,” said Bob Phillips of Common Cause.

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