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Perdue campaign pays for flights

Gov. Beverly Perdue's campaign committee has reimbursed private aircraft owners for flights provided to her during her gubernatorial campaign.

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Gov. Beverly Perdue
RALEIGH, N.C. — Gov. Beverly Perdue's campaign committee has reimbursed private aircraft owners for flights provided to her during her gubernatorial campaign.

The move comes amid a federal investigation of former Gov. Mike Easley's travels, which included flights aboard planes owned by contributors.

Campaign laws forbid corporate donations to candidates and limit individual contributions to $4,000 per election cycle. The value of some flights provided to Perdue and Easley topped $4,000, while others could put individuals over the limit when combined with other donations.

Perdue's committee sent a letter to the State Board of Elections on Friday to notify officials that the campaign had paid for the flights. The letter said campaign officials discovered the flights during a comprehensive review of campaign finances this year.

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