Fitzsimon File

Monday numbers

33—number of days until Gov-elect Pat McCrory makes his inaugural address (“Interloper threatens to spoil inaugural ball,” Raleigh News & Observer, December 8, 2012)

33—number of days until inaugural parade for Gov-elect Pat McCrory (Ibid)

20—number of inaugural balls for state’s governors that have been hosted by the Junior League of Raleigh in the last 80 years to support the group’s charitable work (Ibid)

14—number of days after election that McCrory announced he would also attend an inaugural celebration to benefit The Foundation for North Carolina, a political advocacy group organized to promote McCrory’s agenda (“McCrory will party with nonprofit that backs his ideas, WRAL.com, December 5, 2012)

14—number of days after the election that The Foundation for North Carolina filed its incorporation papers as a 501c4 organization with the N.C. Secretary of State with former Wake County Republican Party official Jay Bryant as president. ((Ibid)

0—number of contributors the law requires 501c4 organizations to disclose to the public (Ibid)

0—number of board members or staff listed on the website of the Foundation for North Carolina (Ibid)

7—number of days after filing incorporation papers that Bryant said he would release the names of notables associated with The Foundation for North Carolina (Ibid)

0—number of names of notables associated with The Foundation for North Carolina that have been released (Ibid)

0—number of names of donors to The Foundation for North Carolina that have been released (Ibid)

600,000—amount in dollars The Foundation for North Carolina hopes to raise in the final weeks of the year according to McCrory campaign official Jack Hawke (“Interloper threatens to spoil inaugural ball,” Raleigh News & Observer, December 8, 2012)

900,000—amount in dollars The Foundation for North Carolina hopes to raise next year according to Jack Hawke (Ibid)

75—amount in dollars of the cost of attending the inaugural celebration hosted by The Foundation for North Carolina (Ibid)

1,000—amount in dollars of the cost of attending a private VIP reception with McCrory hosted by The Foundation for North Carolina before its inaugural party (Ibid)

1.68 million—amount in dollars on hand at Pat McCrory’s political committee as of October 12, the last date of the period covered by the last campaign report filed with the State Board if Elections (N.C. State Board of Elections)

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