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Dean Debnam's group gives Common Sense Matters another $25,000

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It looks like we should expect another flurry of mailers from Common Sense Matters targeting Wake County school board candidate Heather Losurdo in her runoff campaign.

A campaign finance report received Tuesday by the Wake County Board of Elections shows that the 527 group received $25,000 last Tuesday from the N.C. Futures Action Fund, the group led by Dean Debnam. This comes after the more than $52,000 that Common Sense Matters spent on mailers going after Losurdo and school board chairman Ron Margiotta before Oct. 11.

When you throw in the other Democratic-leaning 501 and 527 groups that were involved pre-Oct. 11, tens of thousands of dollars more could be spent in the next three weeks in mailers and television ads to defeat Losurdo.

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Lets be clear-- Art Pope has

Lets be clear-- Art Pope has spent $40 million dollars over the last 20 years creating his right wing popetopia empire.  Anyone of the left come close to that Woodstock?  The school board elections weren't bought-- Papa Ron and his merry band of believers simply lost the most Republican based district in the county-- imagine that.  Can't wait for '13 Teddy's next

Well, yeah..

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.

"left-leaning"

"Left-leaning" is the quaint euphemism that The N&O chooses to describe Debnam.  But "eeeevil Art Pope" is "arch Conservative" and worse by these "registered unaffiliated" journalists still employed by McClatchey Corp.

Art Pope looks like an

Art Pope looks like an uninterested pauper next to Dean Debnam.

And, does anyone else think it is odd that someone like Debnam who does polls is so involved in manipulating public awareness?

You couple the Campbells' donations with Debnam's and you have Democrats very clearly buying elections... for a freaking school board race.

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T. Keung Hui covers Wake schools.
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