Cross-posted on the Brock Log
As part of my research for articles written on the Onslow County Politics web-log, I've been reviewing financial disclosure reports. I found something really strange, too.
Neither the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) nor the North Carolina Democratic Party (NCDP) nor the Democratic National Committee have donated a single cent to Craig Weber's campaign.
According to OpenSecrets, Mr. Weber has raised just over $30,000 and spent over $29,000. He's received $350 in contributions and contributed the rest himself. He's competing against a corporate-owned incumbent in Congressman Walter B. Jones, Jr. Mr. Jones has received nearly $170,000 in contributions from PACs.
Do the National and State Parties think we're so firmly enchanted by Walter Jones, Jr. that we couldn't be persuaded? Are the Democratic Parties scared of Walter Jones, Jr.? There's no reason for that. Jones, Jr. is weak and can be exposed for that, if there was money to do it.
So, here are my questions: Where is the Democratic Party? Where is the support for NC's 3rd District? Why is the 3rd District being left in the cold by the Democrats?