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Archive for January, 2012

Reaction to Gov. Perdue not seeking reelection

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

“It’s now clear that the past four years of having a Democratic governor in North Carolina have been a failure. North Carolina’s lost ground to its neighbors, and now has the worst unemployment rate in the region. It’s never been more clear that North Carolina needs a Republican governor who will bring fresh ideas and a new perspective to the governor’s office.

“As governor, Bev Perdue continues to set the Democrat agenda in Raleigh, which now includes a massive, job-crushing sales tax hike. No matter how hard they try, whoever emerges as the Democratic Party’s successor to Bev Perdue won’t be able to run from the Democrats’ record of higher taxes and disappointing job losses.”

-Phil Cox, Republican Governors Association Executive Director

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“Bev Perdue rode into the governor’s mansion on the coattails of Barack Obama, and now that he is doing so poorly in North Carolina and across our nation, she realized there was no chance of being re-elected. Barack Obama’s failed economic policies and broken promises are hurting our nation with every day that passes and with Bev Perdue bailing on North Carolinians, the path to 270 electoral votes just got much longer. No matter who emerges from the long, tough primary between the Democratic candidates ahead, North Carolinians know they cannot afford another four years of the Barack Obama economy.”

–Rick Wiley, Republican National Committee Political Director

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WaPo: Perdue won’t seek second term as governor

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Washington Post is reporting that Gov. Bev Perdue will not seek a second term in office. A blog on the newspapers’s website says Perdue will make the announcement today, citing “two sources familiar with her plans.”

The governor’s press secretary has not yet returned WWAY’s call for comment.

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Perdue won’t seek second term as governor

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

By GARY D. ROBERTSON
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Democratic North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue says she is not running for re-election this year.

Perdue released a statement Thursday saying she won’t seek another four-year term because she believes a re-election bid would make it more difficult to find a bipartisan solution to fund public education in a divisive political environment.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE GOVERNOR’S ENTIRE STATEMENT

Perdue became North Carolina’s first woman governor in 2008.

She has faced poor poll numbers, continued budget troubles and a campaign investigation while Republicans took over the Legislature last year.

Perdue announced last week she would offer a budget this spring that would seek a sales tax increase for education. Republicans let a temporary sales tax increase expire last summer.

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

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Housing Authority, Sparks settle suit

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

The case was scheduled for a two-week trial that was to begin this week.

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Sources: Perdue won’t seek second term as governor

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Washington Post is reporting that Gov. Bev Perdue will not seek a second term in office. A blog on the newspapers’s website says Perdue will make the announcement today, citing “two sources familiar with her plans.”

Our sister station WTVD in Raleigh, CNN and Politico are also citing sources saying that Perdue will not run again.

The governor’s press secretary has not yet returned WWAY’s call and e-mail for comment. A call to Perdue’s campaign committee has also not yet been returned.

Perdue has been suffering from sagging poll numbers lately, and last week she proposed raising the state sales tax to help pay for education. Meanwhile state Rep. Bill Faison has been publicly discussing a possible primary challenge for Perdue.

According to the Post’s “The Fix” blog, “Sources say she has labored over her decision about whether to seek a second term. One source said she plans to announce she will step aside in a statement this afternoon.”

Whoever gets the Democratic nomination for governor is likely to face Republican Pat McCrory in November. The former Charlotte mayor narrowly lost to Perdue in the governor’s race in 2008.

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