Tags:From the Raleigh News and Observer:
Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's campaign said it raised $1.3 million in the past six months - less than GOP rival Pat McCrory but enough to lessen questions about her campaign fundraising.Read the full article
Perdue will report more than $2 million cash-on-hand to start the 2012 governor's race, matching McCrory, said campaign manager Fiona Conroy. Also important: In the first six months of 2011, Perdue raised $1.3 million. The equal totals from both fundraising periods last year could dispel concerns about her fundraising ability, given the criminal indictments of her 2008 campaign associates and prominent donors defecting to McCrory. ...
Perdue's total $2.6 million from last year is nearly equal to McCrory's $2.5 million - making their anticipated rematch an expensive proposition.