Tim Moore is the poster child for campaign finance reform

Here are just a few of his generous donors:

Coming in at second place with $15,600 in donations to Moore are the principals at Hog Slat Inc.

Hog Slat, Inc. is a family-owned business engaged in many aspects of hog and poultry production.

We are involved in :
(1) turnkey construction of confinement type hog and poultry units,
(2) the manufacture and distribution of hog and poultry equipment
(3) the production of live hogs.

Hog Slat, Inc. is the largest contractor and manufacturer of hog equipment in the United States with approximately 1,000 people directly employed and an additional 1,400 subcontractors working on the company's construction projects. Hog Slat, Georgia Poultry and Eastern Shore Poultry Services have constructed turnkey units for both family farms and large corporate farm units in the United States. Hog Slat, Georgia Poultry and Eastern Shore Poultry Servies also sell equipment packages to customers who choose to construct their own facilities, both domestically and internationally.

And winning the trophy for successful pay-to-play politics, with a whopping $31,200 in total donations to Moore, is Prestage Farms:

Prestage’s vertically integrated production process affords a number of strategic advantages that allow us to be one of the most efficient pork producers in the United States. One such advantage is our premium genetic stock which we purchase from Smithfield Premium Genetics. Our commercial pig genetic lines have evolved over time and currently include Large White, Landrace, and Duroc. Through our selection program, we retain the best female genetics possible to produce the best pigs possible.

We maintain four artificial insemination (AI) centers or boar studs where boars provide semen...

Yeah, that's a lot more than I needed (or wanted) to know. Bottom line, there's a shitload of money being made in the hog industry in NC, and they know how to spend their money to get what they want. And Tim Moore is more than happy to oblige.

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