RALEIGH (AP) -- State Treasurer Richard Moore has released an ad questioning a vote that his opponent in the Democratic governor's race made 21 years ago on a civil rights bill. Moore released the ad Thursday that questions Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue's trustworthiness because she voted "no" on a bill to give state authorities more leeway to investigate organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan. She was a member of the state House during the 1987 vote. Perdue called the ad "race-baiting" and released a letter from black leaders praising her for a long history of working to improve civil rights. The two candidates are competing for the Democratic nomination May 6. (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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