Politics & Government

Richard Burr gets $400,000 from energy super-PAC

U.S. Sen. Richard Burr
U.S. Sen. Richard Burr

The Charlotte-based ClearPath Action Fund is putting at least $400,000 into Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr’s re-election campaign.

ClearPath, a super-PAC headed by Charlottean Jay Faison, supports clean-energy Republicans. In addition to Burr, it backs GOP Sens. Rob Portman of Ohio and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire.

“Sen. Burr is an important conservative voice in a politically and energy-diverse state,” Faison said in a statement. “He deserves another six years to continue an increasingly central role in helping shape the road map for clean energy in North Carolina and elsewhere.”

In addition to the money for digital ads and micro-targeting, ClearPath also created a web site called RichardForCleanEnergy.com.

Faison, who has given the PAC $1.5 million, said that as a member of the Senate Finance Committee, Burr will be in a position to help more than 5,000 solar jobs as well as clean energy investments in the state.

Jim Morrill