Via Exile on Jones Street: the House passed a bill that would prevent NC candidates from using campaign dollars for personal use. (This is already illegal in most other states.) A colloquy between Cary Allred (R) and Deborah Ross (D) is reported:
For example, today Rep. Carry Allred wondered if running for office drove him insane, would he be able to use campaign money for his psychiatrist? Ross replied that he probably could deduct the bills, but he would have to note the expense on his campaign finance report.
I really like Deborah Ross, but she dropped the ball here. The correct answer would be "If?"