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Old 01-26-2012, 08:49 AM
 
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Gov. Bev Perdue is expected to announce today that she will not seek a second term as governor, two sources close to the Democrat tell The News & Observer. Perdue is expected to make an announcement this afternoon. Her campaign began telling top North Carolina Democrats in the past 24 hours, setting up a scramble at the top of the state ticket.
Sources: Gov. Bev Perdue won't seek re-election | CharlotteObserver.com & The Charlotte Observer Newspaper

^^^If it turns out that Perdue is calling it quits, is it possible that McCrory could be running against someone like Anthony Foxx for the "big chair? Interesting.... If not Foxx, who in this state could win against McCrory? It seems as though the job is being handed to Pat. WOW!!!
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:52 AM
 
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Wow something big must be brewing. For her to walk away. the election is almost 2 years away. Interesting to say the least.
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:56 AM
 
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Wow something big must be brewing. For her to walk away. the election is almost 2 years away. Interesting to say the least.
That was my thought as well. Someone must have some dirt on her and is forcing her hand. Good news for mayor Pat for sure.
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:02 AM
 
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That was my thought as well. Someone must have some dirt on her and is forcing her hand. Good news for mayor Pat for sure.
At her age, it could be health related too (think Steve Jobs). I hope this isn't the case. However, something tells me that she probably wasn't cheating on her husband.
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:06 AM
 
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Wow something big must be brewing. For her to walk away. the election is almost 2 years away. Interesting to say the least.
What are you talking about? The election is on November 6, 2012. This year!
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:11 AM
 
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Don't the Perdues raise chickens?

If so maybe she thinks chickens are easier to organize than us humans. She could be right .
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:23 AM
 
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Why can I not get the song "Oh Happy Day" out of my head?
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:20 AM
 
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Good riddance.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:28 AM
 
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What are you talking about? The election is on November 6, 2012. This year!
yeah i was thinking we voted for governor the year after president. my bad.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:42 AM
 
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Just got an email from her:

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Dear Friend -

Like the rest of the nation, North Carolina has been facing difficult
economic times -- demanding many difficult decisions. I have had to make
painful budget cuts in important areas of government. But I believe I have
approached this challenge in a way that is consistent with my values and the
values that have made our state a wonderful place to live and raise a
family. I have spent my tenure in office - and, in fact, my adult lifetime
-- fighting for things that I care deeply about. And as anyone who knows me
will tell you, I do not back down from tough fights.

But I understand this: We live in highly partisan times, where some people seem
more worried about scoring political points than working together to address
the real challenges our state faces. And it is clear to me that my race for
re-election will only further politicize the fight to adequately fund our
schools. A re-election campaign in this already divisive environment will
make it more difficult to find any bipartisan solutions.

The thing I care about most right now is making sure that our schools and
schoolchildren do not continue to be the victims of shortsighted legislative
actions and severe budget cuts inflicted by a legislative majority with the
wrong priorities. Therefore, I am announcing today that I have decided not
to seek re-election. I hope this decision will open the door to an honest
and bipartisan effort to help our schools.

To those of you who have supported me throughout my years of public service, I will always be grateful for the confidence you have placed in me. In my remaining months in office, I look forward to continuing to fight for the priorities we share, by putting North Carolinians back to work and investing in our children's future. To my children and grandchildren, and especially to my husband Bob, thank you for always being there for me - especially as I've weighed this difficult decision.

Thank you all, and God bless North Carolina.

Sincerely,

Bev
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