Richard Moore aiding Perdue? Yes and no

Richard Moore aiding Perdue? Yes and no

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Turns out, Richard Moore gave a little help to Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue's gubernatorial campaign.

Among the contributions to her campaign was $250 from Richard Moore. This Richard Moore lives in Greensboro and heads a nonprofit foundation. He's not State Treasurer Richard Moore, who is challenging Perdue for the Democratic nomination for governor.

Moore, the Greensboro one, said he decided to support Perdue because he knows several people who are supporting Perdue and has followed her career.

"The problem of course is the Democrats are blessed with two good candidates," said Moore, president of the Weaver Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving Greensboro.

Moore's name does sometimes prompt a double-take, especially when he visits Raleigh. If he calls for restaurant reservations, the people on the phone sometimes snap to attention.

"Are you THE Richard Moore?" they ask. (more…)