North Carolina GOP, Causey, big donor subjects of complaint

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former county Democratic Party official alleges a large donation from the North Carolina Republican Party to state Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey’s campaign broke laws so a big donor could bypass individual giving limits.

Ex-Wake County Democratic Party leader David Bland filed accusations this week with the state elections board against Causey, the state GOP and Greg Lindberg.

Lindberg founded a Durham investment company that controls several insurance firms. He’s given $1.5 million to the party in the 18 months ending June 30. Finance reports show the party sent $240,000 to Causey’s campaign in July.

The complaint alleges donations to Causey are earmarked from Lindberg’s party giving. GOP Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse says the giving complied with campaign laws.

A September federal subpoena seeks Insurance Department documents about Lindberg and related companies.

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