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RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The former chief spokesman for President Obama is the special guest for a scheduled fundraiser for North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue’s 2012 re-election campaign.

Robert Gibbs was expected to attend Thursday evening’s event for Perdue at a private residence in Raleigh. Admission donations range from $250 to $4,000, the maximum amount to a candidate is allowed by state law.

Gibbs attended North Carolina State University and served as Obama’s press secretary for two years. He also served as a spokesman for Obama’s 2004 Senate campaign and 2008 presidential campaign.

An e-mail invitation to the event lists campaign supporters such as former Gov. Jim Hunt, former Perdue general counsel Eddie Speas and several Perdue administration leaders.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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