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North Carolina house gives UNC slots to donors to house speaker

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The state House of Representatives in North Carolina gets to appoint people to the UNC Board of Governors. Three recent appointees just happen to be major donors to the SuperPAC of the state’s Speaker of the House, Thom Tillis, a Republican.

The Charlotte Observer reports:

A super PAC for House Speaker Thom Tillis recently raised $105,000 from five donors for his U.S. Senate race, including $70,000 from three men the House appointed to the University of North Carolina Board of Governors….

R. Doyle Parrish, a Raleigh hotel and restaurant owner, was the only registered Democrat whom the House appointed to the UNC board. Parrish, who is also on the super PAC board, gave $20,000, according to federal campaign finance reports made public this week.

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