Beverly Perdue hopes to raise some green off of "scorched earth."
The lieutenant governor's campaign for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination has sent out an e-mail trying to raise money to fight state Treasurer Richard Moore's recent attacks on her record.
In recent weeks, Moore's campaign has gone on the offense over Perdue's resume, an endorsement from the N.C. Association of Educators and transportation funding. (He's also gone after her pro-choice credentials, though the e-mail doesn't mention it.)
In the e-mail, Campaign Manager Zach Ambrose says he's out of line:
It's sad that Richard Moore thinks that this is the only way he can win. We will not sit back and let him get away with it. More importantly, North Carolina's Democrats won't let that kind of smear campaign work in a Democratic primary.
He also asks for $50, $250 or $500 contributions.