Perdue Won't Be Stymied By Economy As NC Governor

Beverly Perdue says she'll focus on investing in education and protecting North Carolina's economic engine when she becomes governor in January.

Perdue spent the day after her narrow election victory Tuesday reading about her victory in newspapers, doing media interviews and planning for her transition to the Executive Mansion. The Democratic lieutenant governor said Wednesday she won't be stymied by a budget shortfall and a poor economy in getting her campaign platform passed.

That includes offering free community college tuition and expanding children's health care. She said the federal government may help in those efforts especially with the presidential election of Barack Obama. Perdue beat Republican Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory, 50 percent of the vote to 47 percent.


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  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Dec 21, 2008 at 10:58 PM
    Refluter, hope is not a commodity it is a feeling. Feelings are easily bruised and don't hold much water when logic is needed.
  • by Disgusted Location: NC on Nov 6, 2008 at 09:39 AM
    Congrats Democrats....here's the first clue that electing her was a huge mistake! Hope you working folks are ready to send all these folks to college! What happened to earning your way to college...or paying for it yourselves through loans and paying it back when you get a JOB??? We did!
  • by marge Location: nc on Nov 6, 2008 at 08:58 AM
    bev is a person that will look out for the people of eastern north carolina. i'm glad she is going to represent our state so well.
  • by Blog Refuter Location: NC on Nov 6, 2008 at 07:35 AM
    Bev Perdue is a politician who cares. She knows that hope can only be ignited into power by investing in our future.
  • by Jimbo Location: NC on Nov 6, 2008 at 04:45 AM
    No, she won't "invest" jack! We'll invest when she raises taxes. I don't mind paying them but NC taxes way too much already!!! Tax and spend, tax and spend....
  • by Noneya Location: IBX on Nov 6, 2008 at 03:50 AM
    Maybe she will investigate Mike Easly's wife ??
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