GOP, Democratic Candidates Differ On Offshore Drilling

Republican candidate for governor Pat McCrory says his plan to allow drilling off the North Carolina coast would help farmers produce food for the nation.

The Charlotte mayor told a meeting of the North Carolina Farm Bureau on Thursday that permitting such drilling for oil and gas would provide revenues and ultimately lower gas prices.

Democrat Beverly Perdue is opposed to allowing such drilling, which would initially have to be approved by Washington.

In her own speech to more than 300 farming leaders, Perdue highlighted her long standing ties to the farm industries. Perdue, the state's lieutenant governor, talked about building the state's biotechnology industry, with an emphasis on agriculture.

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  • by Mr. Bob on Aug 7, 2008 at 02:07 PM
    McCrory is conservative.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Aug 7, 2008 at 12:51 PM
    Bev said that really? This can't be. I would think she would have the interrest of "us" in mind with the price of gas destroying our economy and home incomes. I thought she would help the poor who cannot afford to drive and the lower incomes. Could it be that she makes so much money she doesn't care about us and only the democratic party. Who does she work for? Voting for McCrory now. At least he knows who we are in NC. Since all of this has begun with the election running and since the house and sentate became democratically controlled, I am ashamed to be one. The have done such a poor job with the lowest rating I have ever heard. Pelosi's tribe....

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  • by Blog Refuter Location: NC on Aug 7, 2008 at 12:29 PM
    McCrory looks liberal himself.
  • by Devil Dog Location: New Bern on Aug 7, 2008 at 12:28 PM
    Did she say "it would have to be approved by Washington"? How about telling Congress to suspend the ban. It's a States Rights issue and forget the Federal Government! She is just another tax and spend LIBERAL!!!
  • by Mr. Bob on Aug 7, 2008 at 09:51 AM
    McCrory for governor 2008. We're tired of liberals.

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