State Politics

Cooper, McCrory line up big fundraisers

With just a few weeks to go before Election Day, candidates are lining up their final fundraisers.

Take Thursday night, for instance. A top-dollar fundraiser for Gov. Pat McCrory is planned at the Greensboro home of Dr. Aldona Wos, the former secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, and her husband, businessman Louis DeJoy.

Access to the VIP reception and photo op with McCrory runs $5,100 a couple. Lower contributions are set at $2,500 a couple and $1,000 per person.

Wos served a controversial tenure at DHHS but has remained close to McCrory, who has said he turns to her for counsel on a regular basis. She has long been a major fundraiser for GOP candidates.

On Nov. 2, less than a week before the election, Attorney General Roy Cooper will be at a fundraiser at the home of Frank Daniels Jr., former publisher of The News & Observer, and his wife, Julia.

Tickets are the maximum allowable individual contribution of $5,100; then $2,700, $1,000 and $500.

Dozens of well-known politicians and well-heeled supporters are lined up as sponsors.

Craig Jarvis: 919-829-4576, @CraigJ_NandO