The new report shows donations from former Raleigh City Councilman Kieran Shanahan and the Wake Schools Community Alliance.
Here's more on the fight between school board candidate Cathy Truitt and school board member Ron Margiotta.
Debra McHenry has submitted a letter to the editor saying that there's a witness to Truitt's statements about Margiotta asking her if she'd support firing Supt. Del Burns. For background, McHenry unsuccessfully ran against Horace Tart for the District 2 school board seat in 2005.
Most of McHenry's letter is focused on attacking Margiotta, the Wake Schools Community Alliance and District 2 candidate John Tedesco. For instance, she says Margiotta told Truitt he has no vision for the children of the school system.
CORRECTED STATEMENT ABOUT MCHENRY HAVING ATTENDED MEETING
The Wake Schools Community Alliance has raised more than $20,000 so far in its bid to elect school board candidates who are critics of the current diversity policy.
The latest report from the group shows that it has raised $24,034.44 and had $10,740.06 left over as of Sept. 21. That money could be useful in the final weeks of the campaign and in any runoffs.
Called2Action, a conservative Christian group, has announced its school board candidate endorsements.
The group says it's backing Chris Malone in District 1, John Tedesco in District 2, Deborah Prickett in District 7 and Debra Goldman in District 9. But will Called2Action's support scare off some voters as liberal groups will likely try to take shots at the endorsements?
Did school board member Ron Margiotta ask candidates if they'd support firing Supt. Del Burns?
That's an assertion made by Cathy Truitt during this afternoon's forum on WPTF for District 2 school board candidates. She said that Margiotta asked if she'd support a motion to fire the superintendent during a candidate vetting interview.
Contacted later, Margiotta called "it an outright lie" by Truitt.
In the heated and fragmented race for the District 2 school board seat, what will matter more to voters?
As noted in today's article by Thomas Goldsmith, incumbent Horace Tart is arguing that things have improved over the past four years while also saying he can't guarantee that constituents will always get what they want.
The other three active candidates are taking a decidedly different viewpoint.
The official death notice of the Children's PAC has been sent.
As was previously blogged about, the Children's PAC is shutting down and joining forces with the Wake Schools Community Alliance. This includes endorsing the same slate of candidates as the WSCA - Chris Malone in District 1, John Tedesco in District 2, Deborah Prickett in District 7 and Debra Goldman in District 9.
If you missed Wednesday's countywide school board candidate forum, you've got another chance next week.
Former Wake County Commissioner Phil Jeffreys has organized a forum for Thursday. While Jeffreys was a harsh critic of the school board during his time in office, he's recruited a majority of the candidates to attend.
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State Rep. Nelson Dollar is defending his decision to work for Horace Tart's Wake school board reelection campaign.
Dollar, who runs J.N. Dollar & Associates, a media and public relations consulting firm, pointed out that he had also been a consultant in Tart's 2005 campaign.
Dollar's continued involvement with Tart has raised eyebrows with some people, especially considering he attended the Wake Schools Community Alliance's February meeting in Holly Springs.
In a wide-ranging interview in this week's Garner Citizen, Tedesco called Truitt "divisive" and a "hypocrite." He claims that Truitt, should she be elected, will become "marginalized and ineffective" because of the ads.