Yesterday afternoon, Malone sent out a press release attacking Rakestraw for having 25 percent of her individual contributions from "DC based labor unions and other like minded organizations." But in a press release today, Perry Woods, Rakestraw's campaign consultant, said Malone "had failed basic math" because the figure is only 6 percent.
Here's the source of the dispute.
Malone gets his 25 percent figure based on the D.C. share of the $5,260 in individual contributions from the latest reporting period in Rakestraw's latest report
Rakestraw gets 6 percent by looking at the D.C. contributions as a share of the more than $21,000 she's raised during the campaign.
In addition to questioning his math, Rakestraw says that a $100 donation from a person in Zebulon is the only one from Eastern Wake in Malone's reports.
"Perhaps that is why he supports policies that will further stress schools in Eastern Wake County," Rakestraw says in the press release.
Click here to read Rakestraw's press release.