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NC's Perdue lobbies Washington for stimulus funds

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Gov. Beverly Perdue is again lobbying the White House and the state's congressional delegation to bring more federal stimulus money to North Carolina.

Perdue scheduled a short trip to Washington on Tuesday. Her office says the main stop is the White House, where she planned to speak with senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. Perdue spokeswoman Chrissy Pearson says the governor wants to talk about legislation on Capitol Hill to bring extra Medicaid funds to North Carolina. She also wants to discuss the Race to the Top education competition. North Carolina missed out on the first round of education reform grants.

Perdue also plans visits with Sen. Kay Hagan, Rep. David Price and Marine Corps officials.

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