Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue is planning to hold a high-dollar fund raiser at the Raleigh home of Bryan and Carson Holding Brice on June 23. Donations range from $250 to $4,000.
Carson Brice is a member of the Raleigh banking family that controls First Citizens and is chairman of the Raleigh's Contemporary Art Museum.
While Perdue has not formally announced her re-election plans, she has begun her fund raising for what is expected to be a difficult effort to retain her seat next year. Former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory, who she defeated in 2008, is already actively campaigning across the state.