Perdue Says She's Seeking Second Term As Governor

Governor Beverly Perdue says she is running for a second term next year.

She told that to reporters at a break during a meeting in Havelock. The Democrat said it was not a formal announcement, but she has every intention to run. Perdue calls herself a "tough woman".

She won the governor's race in 2008 in a close race against Republican Pat McCrory, former mayor of Charlotte. Perdue had 50.27% of the vote, while McCrory had 46.88% and Michael Munger had 2.85%.

McCrory has already raised more than $1 million for a likely rematch with Perdue.

The governor was speaking at the strategy session on North Carolina's military bases and economy in Havelock.

Stay with WITN News and for more on this developing story.

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  • by Bradley Location: enc on Aug 12, 2011 at 10:07 AM
    Geez, just what we need. Another run from skeletor and the adventures of conan. Somebody please make this old bag o bones sit down. We need Chuck Norris for governor.
  • by Momof4 Location: Havelock /Va on Aug 4, 2011 at 01:00 PM
    I bet she would do a better job than Obama has been doing the past 3 years. Purdue has fought for N.C. rights and jobs.
  • by Jay Location: Windsor on Aug 3, 2011 at 03:26 PM
    She has a better chance of being cast as the next Joker in a new Batman movie. Go away, Perdue....
  • by Patsy Cline on Aug 2, 2011 at 06:30 PM
    I heard the Devil is up for re-election too. Oh wait neither one was really elected, they both ride the coat-tails of someone else. Way to go Liar Bev. What? You need another overseas trip for no good reason?
  • by jerry Location: enc on Aug 1, 2011 at 09:06 AM
    Good luck in your retirement, Bevvy Baby! It`s coming sooner than you think.
  • by Thelma Location: Bethel N.C. on Aug 1, 2011 at 08:00 AM
    We really need another 4 Years Of Taxes on everything that people use.I really feel like people on that are on unemployment,retired,and ones working really need another 4 years of Perdue if you have not learn from these 4 years then go ahead and vote for her again.
  • by FedUp! Location: Pitt on Aug 1, 2011 at 05:05 AM
    Just what we need, another term.....NOT!!!! The State workers can not afford more lay offs!
  • by Anonymous on Jul 29, 2011 at 07:03 PM
    she should run...i mean look at the state unemployment rate.. oops.. never mind. well she is a great communicator....oops nevermind. well she hasnt even had the taint of scandal in her administration...oops... well im sure she has done something
  • by Anonymous on Jul 29, 2011 at 04:01 PM
    Well, who would be her Competitor?
  • by Beachbum3 on Jul 29, 2011 at 08:09 AM
    Crockett: what have you been smoking of late surely you were just jesting with your comentsas to the governor of this state . she is an has been a died in the wool republican for she has seen fit to give the business instrest an their special instrest in this state end an every thing that they have wanted an most especially with the incentive that have been awarded to them from the tax base of the citizen in this stat ean then she hase the nerve to complain an to punish the public sector state employye in this state with denial of raises benefits nelat care ever increasing cost for state employees an their familys an now she is mistakingly beliieving that the state employee in this ate are willing to relect her to othe office of the governorship . surely she has been smoking somthingto even think of this as a possiblity. the only thing about it is that this leave the taxpayers of this state a big choice to make to vote for the witch we know or the devil we dont know i probably will just not vote in the 2012 election cyle at least not for governor or lt goernor the rest i will vote against on general principle to dump the republican out of office in the nc legisture period thank you

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