Under the Dome

NC Democratic Party makes Christmas fundraising plea

N.C. Democratic Party treasurer David Bland was apparently feeling a bit naughty when he wrote to Democrats asking them to include the state organization in holiday giving.

“If your Santa is like the Santa at our house there are already a lot of presents under the tree and maybe some hidden just for ‘his/her’ fun and joy after the kids are tucked in bed; but I ask you to add the North Carolina Democrat Party (sic) to your gift list today,” Bland wrote.

Bland asks Democrats to set up a recurring monthly donation to “help us get the party back on a sound financial footing.” Contributions, he added, will go toward paying off “outstanding obligations” – he didn’t mention what debts the party is facing – as well as “necessary ongoing expenses of headquarters.”