Local Politics

Perdue reports $2.34M in campaign contributions

More than $800,000 came from women, who account for more than half of all second-quarter donors, the lieutenant governor's campaign said.

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Pat McCrory and Bev Perdue
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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