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Former university doctor running for NC governor

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A 90-year-old Harnett County man says he’s
running North Carolina governor on a platform of creating a state
foundation that would allow North Carolina government to reduce or
possibly eliminate taxes over time.

Physician Bruce Blackmon filed Tuesday at the State Board of
Elections to become a candidate in the Democratic primary. Another
Harnett County resident – former U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge – plans to
file his candidate papers Wednesday morning, a few hours before the

Blackmon is the former director of health services for what is
now Campbell University in Buies Creek. His platform is based on
setting aside money over time to build up the state foundation.

Blackmon and Etheridge will bring to at least a dozen the number
of gubernatorial candidates this year.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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