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GOP wants to see Perdue records

The N.C. Republican Party wants to see what public records exist that might link Lt. Gov. Bev Perdue to two campaign contributors involved in a corruption scandal.

Party officials said today they're filing a request for public records from Perdue's office. Among other things, they're looking for communication between the office and four individuals, including Barry Lee Green and Ricky Wright.

The two campaign contributors were investors in an ethanol company that is at the center of a bribery scheme. Boyce Allen Hudson, a former state official, has said he made a deal with the ethanol company in which he would help with the environmental permitting process in exchange for $100,000 cash and a consulting contract worth almost $100,000.

Hudson was sentenced last week to three years in federal prison. Republicans said they want records related to him, too.

Perdue is the Democratic nominee for N.C. governor. Last week, her campaign returned two contributions from Green and Wright.

Green and Wright have not been accused of wrongdoing.