There’s not much doubt that the Friends of Wake County is winning the fundraising battle for the school bond issue.
As noted in today’s article, the Friends of Wake reported raising at least $248,990 as of last week. While no reports have been filed by opposition groups, the Wake County Taxpayers Association and the East Wake Republican Club said they’ve spent far less.
A look at the FOWC donor lists show that 55 percent of the money has come from the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, Duke Energy, Red Hat and WakeMed. The group has also received several donations from those that could benefit from the bond’s passage, such as construction companies, real-estate companies and law firms who have real-estate practices.