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Erskine Bowles won’t run for governor

By Jon Camp

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) — The man who polls show may be the best chance for the Democratic Party to hold on to the North Carolina governorship said Thursday he won’t run for the job.

Bowles confirmed the decision to WTVD in Raleigh.

Fellow Democrats had been trying to twist Erskine Bowles’ arm ever since Governor Beverly Perdue announced she wouldn’t run for a second term last week.

Bowles has a long history in politics – serving as chief of staff in Bill Clinton’s White House. He also led the prestigious University of North Carolina system and headed a bipartisan commission that recommended tough choices to reduce the US deficit.

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