State Representative Tim Moffitt is certainly an industrious guy. In his first term in office, he introduced a bill to steal Asheville’s water system. This year, he may get it. Now, he has launched a new media consulting firm to provide his colleagues with a way to reach out to their constituents. According to the N & O, Moffitt will provide web sites, newsletters, twitter accounts and Facebook pages to help legislators stay in touch.
By my reading, though, he’s got a problem. Seems Rep. Moffitt is marketing his new firm by providing free services to the House leadership to showcase his web sites. According to the N&O article, Moffitt’s firm, InTouchNC, is an LLC. So, right now, we have a corporation providing free campaign services to the North Carolina Speaker of the House and possibly other members. Since all contributions must be reported and corporations are banned from giving to candidates, it seems somewhere in there is an illegal campaign contribution.
On another matter altogether, Rep. Moffitt, stop by my house on your way to Raleigh and I’ll let you borrow a razor.
Thomas Mills is the founder and publisher of PoliticsNC.com. Before beginning PoliticsNC, Thomas spent twenty years as a political and public affairs consultant. Learn more >