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Campaigning Picks Up As Tuesday's Vote Nears

With less than 48 hours to go before
Tuesday's primary election, Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue headed east as
she tries to wrap up the Democratic Party's nomination for
governor.

Perdue toured three towns in northeastern North Carolina on
Sunday, capped by a speech in Hertford at its 250th anniversary
celebration. The communities are small, but are home to among the
most reliable Democratic voters in the state.

Later Sunday, Perdue and her rival for the nomination, State
Treasurer Richard Moore, planned to campaign in Durham.
Meanwhile, former President Bill Clinton was campaigning in
western North Carolina for his wife's presidential bid.

Promoting Hillary Rodham Clinton's plan to suspend the federal
gasoline tax this summer, he told voters in Marion that Barack
Obama and other critics of the energy policy don't have to choose
every day between buying health care and buying gas.


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