Perdue, Moore About Even On Fundraising Heading Into 2007

Lieutenant Governor Beverly Perdue and State Treasurer Richard Moore are nearly even in fundraising for their expected 2008 Democratic gubernatorial races.

According to campaign reports, Perdue has raised nearly one-point-one million dollars for the six months ending December 31st. Moore raised 880-thousand dollars in the same period.

As for money in the bank, Moore has two-point-six million to Perdue's two-point-five million.

Neither Moore nor Perdue have formally announced whether they are running for governor.

Among potential Republican candidates for governor, state Senator Fred Smith's campaign reported having 101-thousand dollars on hand.

The Democratic and Republican primaries will be held in May