On the eve of the election runoff, Secretary of State Elaine Marshall went stumping for votes at tonight's state NAACP rally.
Marshall, one of two candidates competing to be the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, stayed for most of tonight's rally as the Wake school board majority was excoriated for eliminating the diversity policy.
Marshall is competing against former state Senator Cal Cunningham for the right to face Republican incumbent Richard Burr in November.
Also tonight, Barber said he hopes to arrange a meeting with Gov. Bev Perdue and State Schools Superintendent June Atkinson to raise the NAACP's concerns about Wake. Perdue recently praised Barber and said she was declaring "war" against school resegregation in North Carolina.
Marshall easily won the runoff Tuesday.