RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- Gov. Beverly Perdue is preparing to run for re-election in 2012.
Campaign committee spokesman Marc Farinella confirmed Perdue's plans Tuesday to The News & Observer of Raleigh after the newspaper obtained an invitation next week for a Charlotte fundraiser. He says a more formal announcement would come later.
The invitation for the reception at the Duke Mansion for Monday has a headline of "Governor Perdue 2012" and asks invitees to give at least $1,000.
Perdue's decision is not a surprise. Last month, the Democrat made a passing reference to putting together new campaign finance staff as she responded to questions about the Wake County district attorney examining previously undisclosed campaign flights.
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