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Governor’s son works to lure businesses


Within weeks of Bev Perdue’s election as governor, former Gov. Jim Hunt called her son Garrett to recruit him to work at Womble Carlyle, the state’s largest law firm.

A spokesman for the firm said at the time that there would be no conflict of interests because Perdue would be lobbying the federal – and not the state – government.

But over the last two years, Garrett Perdue has worked as an attorney on Womble’s economic development team, recruiting and advising corporate clients seeking to relocate or expand operations in North Carolina. Companies represented by his firm have landed multimillion-dollar incentives packages from his mother’s administration.  Read the details at:  NewsObserver.com

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