Hunt Seeks Positive End To Democrats Campaign For Governor

Former Gov. Jim Hunt says a television commercial run by Democratic governor's candidate Richard Moore that questions the civil rights record of rival Beverly Perdue has "crossed the line."

Hunt told WRAL-TV on Monday that he wants both Perdue and Moore
to focus on positive messages in the final week before the May 6
primary. The pair are seeking to replace outgoing Gov. Mike Easley.

Hunt has not endorsed either candidate. But the state Democratic
Party's elder statesman said he was troubled by Moore's ad last
week, which criticized her 1987 vote against a bill giving the
state more power to investigate hate groups.

Hunt said Perdue has a long record helping black citizens. But
he also scolded Perdue for ads she ran weeks ago alleging Moore was
beholden to Wall Street.


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