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What Is FOLLOWNCMONEY?

Money is flooding into North Carolina politics. Especially since the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision, which loosened rules on political spending by corporations, unions and other groups, a growing share of that election money is coming from outside groups - those not connected to a candidate or party. And often, the donors are a secret. FollowNCMoney is North Carolina's first searchable database of independent spending for state-level races. We hope this is a valuable resource for the public, journalists, policy-makers and others wanting to understand the role of money in our democracy.

Money is flooding into North Carolina politics. Especially since the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision, which loosened rules on political spending by corporations, unions and other groups, a growing share of that election money is coming from outside groups - those not connected to a candidate or party. And often, the donors are a secret.

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