Seems to me this should be illegal. Those from outside the State shoud have no influence on NC politics.
U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, D-NC, came back to the town she grew up in, Lakeland, a little over a week ago and left with a weighty addition to her re-election campaign chest.
Hagan, the daughter of Joe P. and the late Jeanette Chiles Ruthven, makes occasional trips back to see her family, but this time it had a special payoff.
Brother Greg Ruthven said Lakeland contributors helped raise $115,000 for her re-election campaign in North Carolina during a local fundraiser event hosted by the Ruthven family.
A Democratic member of the North Carolina Senate when she ran, she defeated incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole in 2008 to win a six-year term in the U.S. Senate. She faces re-election in 2014.
Her political genes are in the family. Her father was mayor of Lakeland and her uncle was the late Florida Gov. Lawton Chiles, who went to North Carolina for her first run for the state Senate in the summer of 1998 to campaign for her. Her Lakeland family still goes up to help campaign.