In the first three months of 2022, his campaign reported receiving no more than $ 199 in donations from individuals in the area, compared to just six donations in the entire state of North Carolina. Any personal donation of less than $ 200 can be made anonymously.
Fortunately for Hines, the group’s super PAC arm, the Growth Action Club, said it planned to spend $ 1.3 million to support him in the initial stages. Lots of money for house race.
Before settling in District 13, Hines was already looking for suitable housing. He announced his intention to challenge Virginia Fox, a longtime incumbent Republican in the western part of the state, before redistributing those plans. In April, he and his wife changed their address to their home in Fuqua Varina, South Wake County, the most populous area in the area.
In Crimson Johnston County, a fast-growing rural community, some Republicans criticized Hines in the words of a local group leader for “coming in, trying to pick an area he can conquer.” His main rival, Hines, was attacked by a lawyer named Kelly Datri, the daughter of a former majority leader in the state legislature, as a carpet bag.
The Hines campaign refused to make him available for interview, but was asked a series of detailed questions about his candidacy, noting his upbringing in Charlotte and his time in North Carolina, and answering the rally on the Territorial Line.
Doty has spent over $ 2.5 million on the competition so far, but she has donated almost $ 3 million. He has also been hotly debated about past donations to Democrats, including Democratic Senate nominee Sherry Beasley and state Attorney General Josh Stein.
Hines said most of the private votes were ahead by a few percentage points over Doutry, while others were far behind. In North Carolina, if a candidate does not win at least 30 percent of the vote, the first two will advance to the runoff.