- Associated Press - Monday, June 30, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A second North Carolina regulatory panel has rejected allegations by the Democratic challenger of state Rep. Tim Moffitt that the Republican offered him a state job in exchange for pulling out of their election this fall.

A State Board of Elections investigator concluded Monday there was no evidence Moffitt broke election laws during his conversation with Brian Turner and a mutual acquaintance at an Asheville restaurant in February.

The State Ethics Commission dismissed a similar complaint in May.

Elections board official Sheryll Harris says Turner’s complaint and affidavits from Moffitt and the acquaintance didn’t lead to conclusions that Moffitt offered a job to Turner if he withdrew. Turner alleged Moffitt suggested to him a position like running the University of North Carolina public television network. Moffitt says that’s not true.

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