Local Politics

Perdue reports $2.34M in campaign contributions

Posted July 10, 2008
Updated July 11, 2008

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue's campaign reported Thursday more than $2.4 million in campaign contributions for the second quarter with more than $1.4 million on hand.

More than $800,000 came from women, who account for more than half of all second-quarter donors, the campaign said. The second quarter ended June 30.

Donations came from 95 counties, with $128,620 from Mecklenburg County, the campaign said.

That's where Perdue's Republican challenger, Pat McCrory, serves as Charlotte mayor.

McCrory reports having more than $700,000 in campaign cash at the end of June, about half the amount available to his Democratic rival.

McCrory's campaign said Friday he raised more than $1 million in the second quarter.

Campaign manager Richard Hudson pointed out the Charlotte mayor had raised more in that three-month period than the party's two previous nominees.

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  • billybob72 Jul 11, 2008

    I'm certain much of Perdue's money is coming from teachers. Not all teachers, but a large number of them. Teacher groups started endorsing Perdue during the primary, knowing she is a former teacher and will continue the Democratic tradition of higher teacher raises but without any guarantees of education improvement in return. Many teachers are afraid McCrory might try to reform the system, so they prefer the same old broken system with raises under Perdue. Sadly enough, she will probably win, guaranteeing continued low EOG scores and high dropout rates.

  • EdTeach Jul 11, 2008

    I wouldn't trust either of these candidates any farther than I could throw them. Come to think of it, I'd much rather see how far I could throw them than vote for either.

    Anybody ever meet either of Perdue's sons? If so, I hope it wasn't on the water ; ) I'd look at them as a benchmark of her values and priorities, and trust what I see far more than any of her empty campaign promises.

    I am strongly considering my dog as a write-in candidate this year...

  • Alert5 Jul 11, 2008

    Perdue is "Easley Lite" - no more Dems in power!!!

  • davidgnews Jul 10, 2008

    She can pretty well give it up after what Hunt and Easley did to all of us.

    I really don't think anyone could be worse than Easley, but I sure don't want to see anyone trying !

  • whatelseisnew Jul 10, 2008

    I can not imagine why anyone would vote for Perdue; essentially she is a worse version of Easley in a dress.

  • Bat Man Jul 10, 2008

    I agree with you nodoginthisfight. After 16 years of nothing from the last two governors it is time for a change.

  • nodoginthisfight Jul 10, 2008

    After Easley I can't believe anyone wants 4 more years of Democrats in the governors mansion.