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ONLY ON 3: Council candidate Fulton originally leaves election money to Brian Berger

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — According to New Hanover County campaign finance reports, Wilmington City Council Candidate Josh Fulton originally designated his campaign funds to go to “Brian Berger for Commissioner” in the event of Fulton’s death.

Fulton made the designation when he first applied to run back in February. Then on July 8th, he changed the designation to the United Way. New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger was arrested in June on charges of domestic violence. Those charges were eventually dropped.

Both Berger and Fulton have been affiliated with the Libertarian Party in the past. They both now say they are Republicans.

Fulton wouldn’t go on camera to discuss why he chose Berger, but did email us this statement:

“In February, I designated Brian Berger’s campaign as the beneficiary of any campaign funds I might have in the event of my death. At that time, like the more than 30,000 people who voted for him, I thought Brian was going to be a voice for limited government and fiscal responsibility. As a result of his personal and political actions, I thought it was best to disassociate myself with him. I wish Brian well and hope he can be a voice for fiscally responsible, limited government on the county commission.”

Other candidates beneficiaries:
Neil Anderson – Return to Contributors
Napier Fuller – New Hanover County Republican Party
Margaret Haynes – Domestic Violence Shelter
Matthew Hinson – Didn’t receive more than $1,000 in contributions
Frank Meares – Return to Contributors
Ricky Meeks – Didn’t receive more than $1,000 in contributions
Laura Padgett – Making Waves Foundation, Cape Fear Public Transportation Auth.
Ron Sparks – Not Listed
Justin LaNasa – Not Listed
Bill Saffo – Not Listed

HERE’S A LINK TO SEE ALL NEW HANOVER COUNTY CANDIDATES ELECTION FILINGS: http://laserfiche.nhcgov.com/weblink8/browse.aspx?startid=1407583&dbid=0

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