Thanks to everyone who made calls to their legislators in support of North Carolina's public financing pilot program for Council of State races. This weekend, the state House passed the program on a vote of 59-57. From here the bill goes to the Senate. The pilot program covers the races for state auditor, superintendent of public instruction and insurance commissioner.
North Carolina has been working to expand its public financing program from the current judicial system to include more races, and this program for Council of State races is the next step in that expansion -- congratulations are due to Democracy North Carolina for spearheading this in-state effort.