Easley endorses Perdue

RALEIGH

/*Easley*/ endorsed /*Perdue*/ during a news conference Wednesday at the state Democratic Party headquarters. Perdue defeated State Treasurer /*Richard Moore*/ in the Democratic primary Tuesday night.

Easley said Perdue isn't a newcomer to getting things done in state government. Easley referenced Perdue's time as a state legislator, her efforts to increase salaries for teachers and her support of the state's Smart Start pre-kindergarten program.

Perdue said her campaign would be defined by "kitchen table issues" and that she's the best candidate for the middle class in North Carolina.

Perdue will face Republican nominee /*Pat McCrory*/ in the November general election.

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