Bob Etheridge Campaigns In Greenville Saturday

A North Carolina democratic candidate for governor was in Greenville Saturday campaigning.

Former U.S. Representative Bob Etheridge was at Winslow's Deli and Tavern in Greenville to rally and meet supporters.

Etheridge is one of six democratic candidates running for the top position. He is a former congressman and superintendent.

Etheridge said he is running his campaign with a focus on the importance of education in North Carolina.

Etheridge told WITN, "If you give a child a good start in school and you nurture them all the way through you can not only change their lives but the next generation and education is the one thing that levels the playing field for everybody."

Ethridge also said he admires the way current Governor Beverly Perdue has fought for education, despite crippling budget cuts.

Etheridge has faced some controversy. A video released back in 2010 showed Etheridge in a physical confrontation with another man on a Washington D.C. sidewalk. Etheridge has since apologized for actions.


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  • by ralphie Location: ahoskie on Mar 18, 2012 at 02:57 PM
    who are you? WHO are you? who Are you? who are YOU? who're you? Mr E, of that fine party that thinks itself too too special to be OF the people...
  • by ralphie Location: ahoskie on Mar 18, 2012 at 02:56 PM
    mr etheridge, have a few more swigs of whiskey.
  • by ECU student on Mar 18, 2012 at 09:37 AM
    he could have saved himself the trip because no one except the welfare bums are going to vote for him!
  • by This dusty old... on Mar 18, 2012 at 07:27 AM
    needs to stop pretending and go home. I see nothing of value there.....
  • by CC on Mar 18, 2012 at 06:50 AM
    I wonder if he attacked anybody while in Greenville. He is nothing but a huge joke. Can you imagine all of the jokes if he was elected?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 18, 2012 at 06:36 AM
    I hope he didnt beat anyone up!
  • by McIntosh Location: The South on Mar 18, 2012 at 06:00 AM
    Really packing the crowd in there! LOL
  • by Lee Location: Henrico on Mar 18, 2012 at 04:37 AM
    Is Bob Etheridge still on the state government payroll... Gov. Bev hired him to do something like overseeing the expenditure of federal stimulus funds. It would be difficult to do that-- effectively-- and to run for governor at the same time.
  • by BuferdPusser Location: Kinston on Mar 18, 2012 at 04:13 AM
    Gentleman? You call Etheridge a gentleman? Boy, your standards are mightly low. He should have been arrested for putting his hands on that young fellow that simply asked him a question. He's a jerk and hopefully the electorate will send him a NO THANK YOU notice. He doesn't deserve to hold public office.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 18, 2012 at 02:47 AM
    Maybe the only gentleman running for anything today.
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