Marshall Seeking 5th Term As Secretary Of State

North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall is seeking another four years in office.

Marshall announced to supporters Thursday that she will seek re-election next year. The Harnett County Democrat first was elected in 1996 and has won three times since, making her the longest-serving member on the Council of State.

The 65-year-old Marshall ran for U.S. Senate last year but lost to Republican incumbent Richard Burr.

The secretary of state oversees the records for North Carolina businesses, regulates lobbyists and enforces financial securities laws. Marshall's office has been investigating whether state laws were broken related to problems on the University of North Carolina football team.

Marshall wrote in an email that she's running again so she can keep protecting consumers and go after what she calls "Wall Street crooks."

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by T Maxx Location: G-vegas on Oct 20, 2011 at 09:26 PM
    Its amazing to me that people are coming out the wood work and saying like everybody on wall street are crooks, I guess using them words for political gain. I agree gets off the government and tax payers gravy train and get a real job. I am so sick of these professional politicans.
  • by m on Oct 20, 2011 at 11:40 AM
    5th time, are you serious, time to get off of the public dole. Get a real job time for CHANGE again.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Oct 20, 2011 at 11:28 AM
    And I wonder how many will jump off the green jobs wagon; Thanks to CNBC, the Department of Energy has been caught removing references to “SunPower,” a solar energy company that was given $1.2 billion in loan guarantees, from old press releases (H/T Hotair). “The changes occurred in two press releases from the Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program — the same program that has been the center of controversy surrounding the failed solar company Solyndra,” reports Eamon Javers of CNBC. “Both were changed to remove the name of a company that has received negative press attention in recent days, SunPower, and replace it with the name of another company, NRG Energy,” he added. Should we call this Greengate? And Elaine is worried about Wallstreet...
  • by Anonymous on Oct 20, 2011 at 11:18 AM
    She spammed me with that same email.
  • by anon Location: wallace on Oct 20, 2011 at 10:56 AM
    can you say " loser" save your money
  • by A Little Wiser Than You on Oct 20, 2011 at 10:38 AM
    You won't be able to count all the poiliticians that are gonna ride the "occupy wallstreet" train......just a big ole ploy created to lure voters. Nothing more nothing less.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Oct 20, 2011 at 10:02 AM
    Mediamatters and Movenon.org supported her election last time. After I found that out, I will not support her again. She is the type we need out of NC office along with Bev...2012 will finish of cleaning the toilet in Raleigh.
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