The Republican candidate for state auditor launched a last-minute attack on her Democratic opponent as she desperately tried to distract from a controversy that is hurting her campaign.
From the office of her attorney, Debra Goldman, a Wake County school board member, played audio tapes she secretly recorded about discussions of the districts assignment plan. She also dredged up dirt on Beth Wood from four years ago, rehashing issues from the Democrat's successful 2008 campaign.
Much of the news conference ran through familiar ground from her recent interview with the News & Observer about a police report in which she names fellow Republican school board member Chris Malone as a potential suspect. Malone, a N.C. House candidate, said he and Goldman had an extramarital relationship. Read more here.