Pittman Wins #NC82 Despite Cabarrus Jobs Now Ad Buys

Despite the massive ad buys and disgusting mailers put out by Cabarrus Jobs Now, Rep. Larry Pittman beat his primary opponent this week.

NC House 82
Larry Pittman     5,608 (52.77%)
Michael Fischer  5,019 (47.23%)

It was arguably close, but Pittman pulled it out.

Cabarrus Jobs Now wasn’t the only organization throwing money up against Pittman though. Another outfit, Cabarrus Patriot Alliance, spent some cash on the race too.

According to campaign finance documents at the Cabarrus Board of Elections, CJN paid over $6,291 for media items in the past.

It appears that in early 2016,  CJN paid over $64,000 for this attack ad on Pittman.  It was $64,812 to be exact.

Cabarrus Jobs Now received three checks from January to February 2016 from Cabarrus Patriot Alliance that totaled $98,000.

Overall, it looks like over $150,000 was spent trying to take down Pittman.

Both CJN and CPA are creations of Frank Rankin, according to the NC Secretary of State.


About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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